April 10, 2007
Ten Belo Television Stations Win 27 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
DALLAS -- Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) announced today that 10 of its television stations earned 27 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for 2007. The regional Murrow Awards are given by t he Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) which recognizes outstanding achievement in electronic j ournalism and acknowledges news organizations for continuing to set the standard in the broadcast news profession.
"It is a great honor for our journalists to be recognized by RTNDA with such a large number of regional Murrow Awards," said Dunia Shive, Belo's president and chief operating officer. "At Belo, we strongly believe in setting the highest journalistic standards. These awards are the result of the dedication of our professionals to these standards and illustrate why Belo's news-producing stations hold top positions in their markets."
Belo stations received awards in 11 of 15 categories including: overall excellence, hard news feature, sports reporting, spot news coverage, videography, news series, feature reporting, continuing coverage, writing and investigative reporting. For the second consecutive year, the Company's television stations won awards for the best broadcast-affiliated Web site in six of the seven regions in which they were eligible.
The RTNDA presented a total of 315 regional awards this year, and has recognized outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Regional winners are eligible for national awards that will be announced in June.
Belo's 2007 regional Murrow Award winners are:
WFAA-TV, Dallas/Fort Worth
Spot News Coverage, Feature: Hard News, Videography
Web Site (Broadcast-Affiliated), Feature Reporting, News Series
Overall Excellence, News Series, Web Site (Broadcast-Affiliated)
KMOV-TV, St. Louis
Feature: Hard News, Writing
Continuing Coverage, Videography
Feature: Hard News, Web Site (Broadcast-Affiliated), Sports Reporting, Videography
Web Site (Broadcast-Affiliated)
Overall Excellence, Web Site (Broadcast-Affiliated), Investigative Reporting
Newscast, Web Site (Broadcast Affiliated), Investigative Reporting, Sports Reporting, Spot News Coverage
Belo Corp. is one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with 7,100 employees and $1.6 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, the Mid-Atlantic and Rhode Island. Belo owns 20 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also owns or operates seven cable news channels and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al D a in Dallas/Fort Worth, and El D and
La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.