KARE 11 wins Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - KARE 11 News is the recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism. The 2013 Cronkite Awards recognize exceptional work produced during the 2011-2012 election cycle.

KARE 11 teamed with Minnesota Public Radio News (MPR) to share the unique experiences and viewpoints of voters from across Minnesota on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue. The in-depth "Minnesota Marriage Debate" series produced five television stories - each one airing in a different newscast on October 18, 2012.

In addition to the television coverage MPR broadcast additional content for their radio listeners. Reporter Sasha Aslanian from MPR partnered with photographer Deb Lyngdal and KARE reporter Karla Hult with John Drilling as they tackled the different viewpoints across the state.

Judges recognized the station's efforts to uncover and share thought-provoking viewpoints that advanced the story and informed viewers. As stated by the judges, "KARE's strength is in its storytelling. Coverage was fair, balanced and deeply personal."

The Cronkite Awards are presented by the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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