News Release

KHN Wins National Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The Radio Television Digital News Association today awarded KFF’s Kaiser Health News a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for a series of stories by Midwest Correspondent Cara Anthony on the hidden burdens of systematic racism.

Anthony’s stories examine the coping mechanisms many Black Americans use to survive society’s systemic racism with its day-to-day threats of violence.

Her stories, reported from the Greater St. Louis area, introduced readers to Black children who live in the “wrong” neighborhoods and learn to hide in bathtubs or behind the couch when they hear gunfire outside; Black men who learn to keep their hands visible when talking to police, and Black women like Anthony who are told to style their hair long and straight to meet society’s expectations.

The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. A list of all of this year’s national winners is available here.

About KFF and KHN

KHN (Kaiser Health News) is a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues. Together with Policy Analysis and Polling, KHN is one of the three major operating programs at KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation). KFF is an endowed nonprofit organization providing information on health issues to the nation.


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