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Scripps News honored with three National Headliner Awards

The news set for Scripps-owned TV station WEWS in Cleveland. (Courtesy photo)
The news set for Scripps-owned TV station WEWS in Cleveland. (Courtesy photo)

The E. W. Scripps Company’s free streaming news channel Scripps News received three National Headliner Awards this week.

The awards are bestowed upon news organizations that commit outstanding acts of journalism during the year, including reporters, editors, graphic artists and photographers who work for recognized television broadcasters, radio stations and news syndication services.

Scripps News was honored with awards in the following categories:

Best Radio Networks and Syndicators: Documentary or Public Affairs for “Inside the Global Fight for White Power,” an investigation conducted in partnership with Reveal (Center for Investigative Reporting) that explored how the Russian Imperial Movement was linked to a vast terrorism network in Europe. (First place award)

Narrative Podcast & Best in Show for “Unfinished: Ernie’s Secret,” a 10-episode podcast produced in partnership with SiriusXM’s Stitcher that explored the life of acclaimed African-American civil rights photographer Ernest C. Withers. As a photographer, Withers documented the Emmett Till murder trial; the integration of buses in Montgomery, Alabama and other key events. The podcast revealed that Withers was also an FBI informant who helped the agency keep tabs on the civil rights movement, which was discovered after his death in 2007. (First place award)

Broadcast Television Networks, Cable Networks & Syndicators: Documentary or Series of Reporters on the Same Subject for the Scripps News investigation “The Model City: How Police Reform Failed in Breonna Taylor’s Hometown,” which was conducted in partnership with the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. The organizations used thousands of pages of records and dozens of interviews with current and former law enforcement officials to show how the Louisville Police Department went from being a leading example of a reformed agency to another element in the renewed movement for civil rights.

To view the full list of National Headliner Awards honorees, click or tap here.

Launched initially as Newsy, Scripps News is a free, ad-supported streaming and broadcast television channel that spotlights national current events and stories that matter from a facts-first approach. Scripps News is available on Pluto TV, Comcast’s Xumo Play, Tubi, Amazon Freevee, the Roku Channel, YouTube TV and other streaming platforms.

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Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).