Texas Tribune Wins Murrow Award for Doc About Lawmakers and Faith

Jun 24, 2016

Credit Emily Albracht / Texas Tribune

Last year HPPR reported on The Texas Tribune’s five-part documentary series God and Governing.  The series provided a fascinating look at how the decisions of Texas lawmakers are dictated by their faith. Now the documentary has been given one of the country’s highest journalism awards. This week the Tribune was honored with a national Edward R. Murrow Award for God and Governing.

The award is the news outlet’s ninth such honor from the Radio Television Digital News Association in the six years since the Trib’s inception. To create the doc, Trib journalists spent six months interviewing dozens of elected officials and scouring hundreds of hours of legislative footage. The Trib calls the series “a living archive of a fascinating time in the state’s political history.”

We here at HPPR wish to offer our congratulations to the Trib for this well deserved award, and for the invaluable journalism they continue to produce.

You can watch their award-winning series here: