Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has been honored with six regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for our online work, including awards for our website and overall excellence.
“The Dead Unknown,” a video series that examines how America deals with its unidentified deceased and fails the families of the long-term missing, won three awards: outstanding news documentary, news series and continuing coverage. The video was produced, directed and edited by Michael I Schiller, co-produced by Rachel de Leon and executive produced by Amanda Pike. It was based on reporting by G.W. Schulz overseen by Senior Editor Fernando Diaz. The Lost & The Found app, a tool created by Reveal’s data team to help solve these cases, has generated more than 250 possible matches to date.
“The Secret History of American Surveillance,” which traces the surprising origins of the modern surveillance state and examines how beholden the government has become to private corporations that handle our sensitive information, was honored for feature reporting. The video was produced and directed by Ariane Wu with motion graphics animation by Richard Levien and was executive produced by Amanda Pike.
Winners of the regional awards advance to the national competition; winners for that contest will be announced in June.
The Edward R. Murrow Awards are named for the veteran broadcaster to recognize outstanding journalism produced by radio, television and online organizations. They are given annually by the Radio Television Digital News Association.