Five news organizations honored for diversity coverage


The Radio Television Digital News Association and UNITY: Journalists of Color lauded five news organizations on Wednesday with the RTDNA/UNITY award, which honors outstanding television, radio and online journalism focused on diversity.

“This year, the winning entries go beyond the basics of diversity coverage and truly embrace the concept of community,” said RTDNA chairman Mark Kraham. “These organizations set a high and apt standard of how diversity coverage should be done.”

CNN and CTV News – Prince George’s Community Television were both selected as winners in the television category.

CNN was awarded for the highly recognized “CNN Presents: Latino in America,” and CTV News was honored for its piece “Black, White and Shades of Gray.” 

In the radio category Alabama Public Radio was chosen as a winner for its “Matters of Race” piece, American Public Media was honored for its “Early Lessons” and WBEZ-FM Chicago was selected for its compilation of diversity coverage.

Click here to watch/listen to the winners.

The RTDNA/UNITY award is part of the covenant that RTDNA has adopted with UNITY: Journalists of Color, to achieve diversity in the newsroom through developing news content and editorial staffs that reflect the changing face of communities. The award has been presented since 1999.