March 24, 2004
KTVB awarded two Edward R. Murrow Awards
Boise, ID -- KTVB, Idaho's NewsChannel 7, was awarded a first place prize for the feature reporting of Adam Atchison and Kevin Eslinger. The pair produced "Ghost Story" -- about the purported presence of ghosts on the campus of Boise State University. The story aired Halloween night during the News at Ten broadcast. on KTVB Idaho's NewsChannel 7.
"Both Atchison and Eslinger are examples of the many talented individuals who work for Idaho's NewsChannel 7. KTVB is proud to accept these prestigious awards and will work tirelessly to continue the tradition of excellence for which we have been recognized," Danielson said.
The award is given by The Radio-Television News Directors Association each year, and highlights the best in electronic journalism. It is named for Edward R. Murrow, the pioneering CBS newsman in the 1950s and 60s.
KTVB won more awards than any other station in the region. These are the first such awards for Adam Atchison and the KTVB.COM team. This is Eslinger's second Murrow award.
KTVB.COM was awarded best website in the small market division of Region I, which covers Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana and Alaska. Entries were judged on content, innovation, visual design, functionality and interactivity.
KTVB.COM is led by Site Manager Tony Courtwright, with the assistance of Internet News Producer John Masters, and account executives Dave Englund & Steve Walker. Content producer Keri Evans and KTVB producer Don Day also provided assistance to the site throughout the year.
"The Internet is a key component of KTVB's success. I am thrilled KTVB.COM and its news team have been recognized for working to live up to Murrow's pursuit of excellence," KTVB Executive News Director Mark Danielson said.
KTVB, Idaho's NewsChannel 7 is part of Belo Corp., one of the nations largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with approximately 7,900 employees and $1.4 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates news and information franchises in some of Americas most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island and the Mid-Atlantic region. Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 15 markets) reaching 13.8 percent of U.S. television households; owns or operates 10 cable news channels; and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belos daily newspapers include The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). Belo Interactives new media businesses include more than 30 Web sites, several interactive alliances and a broad range of Internet-based products. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at www.belo.com. For more information contact Mark Danielson, KTVB Executive News Director 208.321.5740.