McCoy and KRNU receive Edward R. Murrow Awards

Monday, May 15, 2023 - 3:45pm

UNL’s student-led radio station in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, 90.3 KRNU was awarded two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards by the Radio Television Digital News Association. Barney McCoy, professor of broadcasting, produced the story.

McCoy and the station were honored in the “Excellence in Sound” and “Feature Reporting” categories for the report “For Sale: A Blast from the Past that’s Built to Last," about the sale of a home near York, Nebraska that once was an underground Atlas nuclear missile site.

“The sound effects of clanging steel blast doors echoing off the 174-foot-deep Atlas missile silo while touring the underground home made for great historical storytelling,” McCoy said.       

McCoy’s two award-winning regional entries will advance to the National Edward R. Murrow Awards competition. The Murrow Awards are among the most respected journalism awards in the world. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of broadcast and digital journalism.

“Congratulations to Barney and KRNU on this incredible achievement,” Shari Veil, dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications said. “We’re honored to have won two regional Murrow Awards and we look forward to the national competition.”

The National Murrow Award recipients will be honored in a ceremony at Gotham Hall this October in New York City.