NewsOK.com wins regional Murrow Award for documentary on 10th anniversary of the OSU plane crash

by Mel Bracht Modified: April 18, 2012 at 2:57 pm •  Published: April 17, 2012
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NewsOK.com has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association for its 2011 documentary on the 10th{+ }anniversary of the Oklahoma State University plane crash.

The website was one of four online news organizations that were honored in Region 6 of Texas and Oklahoma. NewsOK won in the video news documentary category.

The 19-minute video “We Will Remember: The Anniversary of the OSU Plane Crash” interviewed several people associated with the university during the tragedy, including coach Eddie Sutton, for their recollections of the crash and its effect on the university. Ten people associated with the men's basketball program were killed in the crash Jan. 27, 2001, in Colorado on the return trip from a game at the University of Colorado.

Damon Fontenot served as director and editor of the documentary, and Tim Money was videographer. Ryan Sharp served as executive producer and Jenni Carlson, Berry Tramel, John Helsley and Paige Dillard were producers. Billy Davis handled the animation.


by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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