The recognition by the Radio Television Digital News Association is shared locally with KUNR Public Radio and This Is Reno
For their efforts to maintain Spanish-speaking Latinos in Reno and Northern Nevada informed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced Tuesday, August 17, that Noticiero Móvil, KUNR Public Radio and This Is Reno digital newscast have been awarded a 2021 national Edward R. Murrow Award in a new category for Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
According to RTDNA, this award highlights journalism that supports a community facing racial injustices and inequality. In their coverage, award recipients bring attention to these issues and also offer solutions and attempt to create opportunities for dialogue.
The recognition the three media outlets will share, for the radio station in a small market division, began with our coverage in April 2020 that included the first-ever live, Spanish-language Facebook chat about COVID-19‘s impact on Washoe County’s Latino community. Those chats with Spanish-speaking stakeholders continued over the year to also include conversations about the pandemic’s impact on schools and businesses.
Credit is due to the editors, journalists and contributors to this bilingual collaboration at the local level. Among them are: Andrew Mendez, Stephanie Serrano, Natalie Van Hoozer, Lesly Virgen-Mariscal and Bianca Wright. Jenny Manrique served as translator and editor, and Bob Conrad, executive editor of This Is Reno, lent us Jenny for translation support. Tatiana Ramirez provided assistance with the Facebook events while Crystal Willis served as the digital editor. Michelle Billman, KUNR’s news director, and Claudia Cruz, Noticiero Móvil’s managing editor, both served as project managers.
Noticiero Móvil, KUNR and This Is Reno will be celebrated, along with the other national honorees, during the 2021 Edward. R Murrow Awards in New York City on October 27.