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VPM Wins 2021 Regional Murrow Awards 

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VPM has received 5 Regional Murrow Awards, highlighting outstanding storytelling from diverse perspectives in news and podcasts. 

Murrow Awards are given by the Radio Television Digital News Association and honor work that demonstrates the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.

VPM News received honors for reporting on diversity, equity and inclusion for a group of stories highlighting the impact of the pandemic as viewed through the lens of race, ethnicity and class. In addition, the news team received awards for a multimedia story about eviction during the pandemic, a series produced in collaboration with WVTF and for a documentary on Richmond Public Schools’ math curriculum.

VPM also received a Regional Murrow Award for Resettled in the podcast category. The six-part series tells the personal stories of refugees as they navigate the experience of building new lives in Virginia.

Regional Murrow winners advance to the National Murrow Award competition.
 
The full list of awards is below.

Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
1918 Pandemic, Black Richmond Faced New Virus and Old Racism by Ben Paviour
Efforts to Hire Spanish-Speaking Contact Tracers Continue by Megan Pauly
Distritos de salud buscan a rastreadores de contactos bilingües by Alan Rodriguez Espinoza
Ministry Offering Essential Items for Latino Community by Alan Rodriguez Espinoza
Organización local ofrece banco de comida para comunidad latina by Alan Rodriguez Espinoza
Covid 19 Widens Disparities for First Generation College Students by Megan Pauly
One in 5 Virginia Students Face Virtual Learning Tech Barriers by Alan Rodriguez Espinoza
Safer at Home by Whittney Evans, David Streever and Julia Rendleman
Pandemic Highlights Systemic Issues, Advocates Say by Yasmine Jumaa

Digital
Safer at Home by Whittney Evans, David Streever and Julia Rendleman

News Documentary 
Counting Sheep by Megan Pauly

News Series 
How COVID 19 Spread, and Was Contained, at Two Nursing Homes by Megan Pauly with Mallory Noe-Payne, WVTF

Podcast
Resettled by Angela Massino, Ahmed Badr, Gilda Di Carli, Kelly Hardcastle Jones, Maria Parazo Rose and Gavin Wright with production support from Catherine Komp, Nazir Afzali,  Jordy Yager and Zar Wahidi