Archive for Friday, September 30, 2005

6News earns Cronkite Award

September 30, 2005


More talking heads. Shorter sound bites. Polls, polls, polls.

6News Anchors Janet Reid and Josh Garber close Thursday's 6 p.m. broadcast displaying the station's recently earned Walter Cronkite Award.

6News Anchors Janet Reid and Josh Garber close Thursday's 6 p.m. broadcast displaying the station's recently earned Walter Cronkite Award.

This formula for political coverage seems to be the norm today in television news, while informative, comprehensive political coverage goes the way of the Whig Party.

But that's not the case for The World Company's 6News. The organization has claimed a 2005 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Journalism.

6news won the award in the local cable news category for a one-hour election special in November.

6News Director Cody Howard returned Thursday from Los Angeles, where he accepted the award at a luncheon with broadcasting legend Walter Cronkite.

"It's heartening to receive this kind of national recognition in a time that solid political reporting for television seems to be a dying art," Howard said. "We feel it's our duty to bring viewers more than just surface coverage of the candidates and issues, so it's a great honor to be recognized for our efforts."

Other winners at the ceremony, held Tuesday at the USC campus, were stations in Boston, Seattle and Tampa, as well as NBC's "Meet the Press."


b_asinbeer 11 years, 12 months ago

Great news! (no pun intended). I think 6news does a good job of reporting locally. But, the only complain I have is non-news related. Why does the quality of sound and video look like it was taped by an amateur?

I mean they do a great job with the news and everything, but the only reason I don't watch it more is that the quality of picture is subpar with other channels. Even the topeka channels that don't have its own cable system (Like Sunflower Broadband), they have MUCH better picture. The sound quality is also horrible! Whenever there is a pause between talking or interviews, you can hear an annoying sound...I don't know how you would describe it....vibrating sound? Does it cost that much more to upgrade? Where is all the money made from daily paper sales, 6news, cable, internet, telephone going?

The quality of news is good for a city like Lawrence, but the sound quality and picture quality need a major overhaul.

bearded_gnome 11 years, 12 months ago

T_asinTear, for once I agree with you, the sound quality and general production control are bad; often KUJH (the KU student tv is doing better. I especially hate the fact that during the news the commercials are way louder! very irritating. sure is an ad for tvo.

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