Dear friends of inewsource,

Our work on “An Impossible Choice,” made possible by your support, has won two national awards named for the great Edward R. Murrow.

The Radio Television Digital News Association in Washington, D.C. announced Wednesday that the inewsource multimedia project won top honors for radio series and hard news reporting on television in the category of small online organization.

An Impossible Choice,” which aired in September, told the stories of a largely unseen population that is kept alive for years on machines, some 4,000 in California alone. This world was chronicled by inewsource reporter Joanne Faryon and videographer Brad Racino and delivered across many platforms, including television, radio, web and social media.

The awards will be presented in New York in the fall.

“From investigations that probe the issues that divide us, to features that highlight what can unite us, our winners are truly the best of the best,” RTDNA Chair Amy Tardif said in Wednesday’s release announcing the awards. “Their work demonstrates the dedication and perseverance that exemplify the highest standards of journalism excellence.”

This, from the RTDNA website, about the awards:

The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow’s pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the electronic news profession. Learn more about Edward R. Murrow from a CBS profile and read about his most famous speech.

Producing journalism of this caliber would not be possible without your support. If you haven’t donated to inewsource recently — or would like to increase your contribution, please click here.

Thank you,

Lorie Hearn

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Brad RacinoAssistant Editor and Senior Investigative Reporter

Brad Racino was the assistant editor and senior investigative reporter at inewsource. He's a big fan of transparency, whistleblowers and government agencies forgetting to redact key information from FOIA requests. Brad received his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri...