April 2, 2004
KGW NewsChannel 8 and kgw.com win region one top honors in 2004 Edward R. Murrow Awards
Portland, OR -- KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 was the only television station in Portland to be recognized at the recent Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. In all, Northwest NewsChannel 8 and kgw.com won awards in the Region 1 Television Large Market Division. Region 1 is comprised of stations in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. The awards, given out by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA), honor outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.
The award to kgw.com was the second straight year the website has been recognized with this award.
Best Spot News Coverage "War Protests" NewsChannel 8 staff
Best Web Site kgw.com Jim Parker, Director of News and Operations
"It is an honor for NewsChannel 8 to win the Edward R. Murrow Award for best spot news coverage. Winning this award was a tremendous team effort by everyone on the NewsChannel 8 staff. We won the award for our coverage of the Portland war protests one year ago. That was a time when all of our anchors, reporters and especially our live crews really rose above the mayhem in the streets to bring our viewers the very best coverage of this important story."
"We're extremely gratified to again be selected as the Pacific Northwest's best Web site by the Murrow Awards judges. They've honored kgw.com as the best for three out of the four years that the Web award has existed. It's quite a compliment given the strong competition from Seattle," said Jim Parker, kgw.coms Director of News and Operations.
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