Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 12/1/2016
Four local television stations won 2017 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards for investigative reporting: Media General’s NBC affiliate KXAN-TV Austin for documenting racial profiling; NBC-owned WVIT-TV West Hartford, Conn., for uncovering widespread faulty home construction; Dispatch’s NBC affiliate WTHR Indianapolis for exposing a corrupt charity; and TEGNA’s NBC affiliate WXIA-TV Atlanta for spotlighting problems with the 911 emergency system. Also, NBC News’ "Dateline" won for "The Cosby Accusers Speak" and CBS News was honored for breaking coverage of the migrant crisis.
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More than 2.47 million American jobs depend on broadcasting, and the local broadcast radio and television industry - and the businesses that depend on it - generate $1.17 trillion annually for the nation's economy.