Montana Public Radio and UM College of Business Win Regional Murrow Award for ‘Fireline’

Montana Public Radio and UM’s College of Business received Regional Murrow Award for line of firea podcast about what wildfires mean for the West, our planet and our way of life.

The Murrow Awards are among the most respected awards given to journalists. Murrow Award-winning stories put the public interest first and embody the values, principles and standards set forth by Edward R. Murrow, a pioneering journalist who established the highest standards of broadcast journalism.

“Winning this Regional Murrow Award is a huge honor,” said host Justin Angle. “Our goal was to help people understand the complexity of wildfires: the effects of climate change, policies and practices, as well as leaving listeners with tangible actions they can take to be part of the solution. .

line of firea six-part series, examines the causes and consequences of the increasingly devastating wildfires burning across the United States. It draws on the experience of firefighters on the ground, Salish and Kootenai tribal land managers who bring natural fire back to the landscape, and climatologists sounding the alarm about increasing wildfire danger.

line of fire was produced in collaboration between the UM College of Business and Montana Public Radio. The podcast is hosted by Justin Angle, associate professor at UM College of Business. It was produced by Nick Mott of the Peabody Award-winning show Thresholdand richest hillnamed one of the new yorkerThe “must listen” podcasts of 2019. Victor Yvellez was editor-in-chief and journalist for the show.

line of fire will now move on to the National Murrow Award competition.

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