knoxnews.com, the Knoxville News Sentinel website, won a national Edward R. Murrow Award today for its video news documentary on the murders of Knox County couple Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.
The 2010 awards were announced by the Radio Television Digital News Association, which honors excellence in electronic journalism.
“Death on Chipman Street: The Channon Christian and Chris Newsom Murders” examined the carjacking, robbery, rape and murders of the University of Tennessee student and her boyfriend in January 2007.
The documentary was honored in the “Online News Operation–Local” category.
“We’ve always known that the News Sentinel staff has been among the most committed and innovative servants of their communities,” said Mark Contreras, senior vice president/Scripps newspapers.
[“Death on Chipman Street: The Channon Christian and Chris Newsom Murders” can be viewed here.]