Scripps receives three Walter Cronkite Awards

Scripps Chairman, President and CEO Rich Boehne and Senior Vice President of Scripps Broadcasting Brian Lawlor accepted the awards at a ceremony at the National Press Club on April 28, 2017. Of the 12 awards presented, Scripps earned three. Below is the video submission that summarized the efforts of Scripps stations during the 2016 election season and the acceptance speeches from Boehne and Lawlor.

Scripps political coverage of 2016

Scripps TV stations across the country provided more original political reporting in 2016 than at any other time during the company’s history. Much of the coverage was in partnership with PolitiFact and its fact-checking system put in place to measure the truthfulness of politicans' comments and political ad messaging.

Rich Boehne accepts Walter Cronkite Award

Rich Boehne, chairman, president and CEO of The E.W. Scripps Company, accepted one of three Walter Cronkite Awards presented during the annual event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. He accepted this honor in the station group category. This means all Scripps journalists who contributed political reporting in 2016 were responsible for this high honor.

Brian Lawlor accepts Walter Cronkite Award

Brian Lawlor, senior vice president of Scripps broadcasting, accepted the first of three honors for The E.W. Scripps Company. He accepted the Brooks Jackson Prize for fact checking of political advertising. In partnership with PolitiFact, Scripps would review claims by campaigns and candidates to review for truthfulness and accuracy. During each presidential debate, a team at Scripps worked with PolitiFact to produce more than 70 fact-check stories for broadcast across all markets and for Scripps websites and news apps.