March 25, 2004
Six Belo Interactive Web sites win Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in electronic journalism
Dallas, TX -- Belo Interactive, the Internet subsidiary of Belo Corp., announced that six of its Web sites are regional winners of the 2004 Edward R. Murrow Regional Award for excellence in electronic journalism.
The Belo Interactive regional winners included: two time winner KGW.com in Portland, OR; KTVB.com in Boise, ID; KMOV.com, in St. Louis, MO; WFAA.com in Dallas, TX; WWLTV.com in New Orleans, LA; and WVEC.com in Norfolk, VA. Belo Interactive has now won 13 Murrow Awards in the last three years.
These regional awards are emblematic of the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard in the electronic news profession. RTNDA received 2,680 regional entries, up 305 from last year and 741 from the year before. Regional winners automatically become eligible for the national awards competition, which will be judged in early June.
John Granatino, Belo Interactive's vice president for news and operations, said, The Murrow Awards from the RTNDA are gratifying recognition of the commitment of our site staffs across the country. It also highlights the close relationship we strive for between the online and broadcast news staffs in each of our locations. Belo is committed to providing its audiences with high-quality journalism in each of the companys media: online, on air and in print.
About Belo Interactive
Belo Interactive 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 Linda Fisk, Vice President/Audience Development and Management, at 214-977-4017.