The Radio Television Digital News Association names News4Jax.com as winner of the 2014 Edward R. Murrow Award as Best Website for a large market television station in America.
"For those of you not familiar with the Murrow, it is among the most prestigious awards there is, only given to the best of the best in journalism," said WJXT Vice President and General Manager Bob Ellis. "At the national level, you're competing with every TV market and all the networks as well."
WJXT's website joins a field of 98 electronic media companies honored this year by the RTDNA, including some of the most respected entities in broadcasting: ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, ESPN, WCVB in Boston, WJLA in Washington, D.C. WFAA in Dallas and KING in Seattle.
"The work of our honorees speaks volumes about the quality and diversity of electronic journalism available today," said RTDNA Executive Director Mike Cavender. "Each winning entry demonstrates how powerful a well-told story can be."
News4Jax.com is the most visited local website in the Jacksonville market, drawing more local users and pageviews than the daily newspaper or any other local broadcaster.
News4Jax wasn't the only Jacksonville news organization to win a Murrow this year. "State of the Re:Union," a production based out of WJCT-FM, won RTNDA's national award for Best Radio Documentary.
The awards will be presented at a banquet in New York City on Oct. 6.