WAMC is proud to announce that it has won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Podcast.
The award honors “A New York Minute In History,” about the history of New York and the unique tales of New Yorkers. It is hosted by State Historian Devin Lander, Saratoga County Historian Lauren Roberts and Don Wildman. Jesse King and Jim Levulis of WAMC produce the podcast.
“A New York Minute In History” is a production of the New York State Museum, WAMC Northeast Public Radio and Archivist Media.
“We are thrilled to be recognized with this award, which once again demonstrates WAMC’s history of community partnership and commitment to high-quality educational programming,” says WAMC President and CEO Dr. Alan Chartock.
Support for the project comes from The William G. Pomeroy Foundation. Original funding came from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a Humanities New York Action Grant.
Production on a new batch of podcast episodes is currently under way.
“I am completely honored to have all of the hard work of our podcast team recognized with this prestigious award," Lander says. "I, along with my co-host Lauren Roberts and our producers at WAMC Jim Levulis and Jesse King, knew that New York’s rich and vibrant history would provide for excellent podcast material. I congratulate our team, our funders, and our listeners for making our little podcast an award-winner!”
Regional winners automatically move on to the national round of consideration, which also includes digital news organization, network and student competitors. WAMC won in Region 11’s radio division.
Among the most prestigious awards in news, the Murrow Awards recognize local and national news stories that uphold the RTDNA Code of Ethics, demonstrate technical expertise and exemplify the importance and impact of journalism as a service to the community. Murrow Award winning work demonstrates the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.