March 22, 2001
Belo Interactive web sites win four of 19 regional Murrow Awards
Dallas, TX -- Four Belo Interactive Web sites were recognized Monday by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) with regional Murrow Awards for the best television Web sites.
KGW.com, the Web site affiliated with KGW-TV (NBC) in Portland; WFAA.com, the Web site affiliated with WFAA-TV (ABC) in Dallas/Fort Worth; and WWLTV.com, the Web site affiliated with WWL-TV (CBS) in New Orleans, were recognized as the best large-market Web sites in their respective regions.
KVUE.com, the Web site affiliated with KVUE-TV (ABC) in Austin, Texas was recognized as the best small-market Web site in its region.
Jim Moroney, president of Belo Interactive, Inc., said, "We are proud to be recognized by the Radio-Television News Directors Association for the high quality journalism, interactivity, functionality, and design our Web sites offer. It is rewarding to be chosen for such a highly regarded honor."
RTNDA has honored outstanding achievement in electronic journalism with the Murrow Awards since 1971, and this year marks the first time the organization has recognized outstanding radio and television Web sites with Murrow Awards. Of the 19 awards presented in the category for best television Web site, four were given to Belo Interactive sites.
Maintaining a Web site that disseminates timely news and information online and generates original news content were among the requirements for entry.
Entries were judged on their ability to be of practical use to the general public and maximize the use of online technology in such a way as to inform and educate the public and enhance the public debate over important daily issues. Entries were also judged on content, innovation, visual design, functionality and interactivity.
Regional winners will be eligible for the national awards competition, which will be judged in early June and presented in September at the RTNDA International Conference & Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee.
About Belo Interactive
Belo Interactive is a Belo subsidiary. Belo is one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading broadcasting, publishing, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with more than 8,500 employees and $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates news and information franchises in some of America's most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic region. Belo owns 17 television stations (six in the top 17 markets) reaching 13.7 percent of U.S. television households; owns or operates six cable news channels; and manages three television stations through local marketing agreements. Belo publishes five daily newspapers including The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal and The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA.). Belo Interactive's new media businesses include 35 Web sites, several interactive alliances, and a broad range of Internet-based products. For more information, contact Jim Moroney, president of Belo Interactive, at 214-977-6685. Additional information is available online at www.belointeractive.com.