A multimedia project about urban resilience by UBC Journalism students has been recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association.
The RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards are among the most prestigious in broadcast and digital news.
Winners for those awards will be respectively announced in May and June.
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“This was a challenging project and the 20 students who worked on this from all over the world worked really hard to capture the complexities of what is happening to cities worldwide,” said associate professor Peter Klein, who directs the International Reporting course.
“It’s gratifying to see their hard work recognized by prestigious organizations around the world.”
“Surviving the City” paired 10 journalists students from UBC with 10 students from three global universities: Nanjing University in China, Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media in India, and Universidad de los Andes in Colombia.
In Dec. 2016, students travelled to China, India and Colombia to report on the pressures faced by rapidly developing cities.
The project was published in conjunction with The Guardian, BBC News and the Toronto Star.
A podcast for Reveal, co-produced by the Global Reporting Centre, has also won a Murrow Award for Best News Documentary.
“America’s Dumping Ground” was produced by Allison Griner, a UBC Journalism grad and former IRP student.
Griner travelled to China to follow up on a former IRP project about e-waste and to see what happened to the world’s biggest electronic dump in China.