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“Four Hours of Insurrection”

Excellence in Radio/Podcast Coverage, honoring Jack R. Howard

The Washington Post, 2022

Author(s): Ted Muldoon, Maggie Penman, Rennie Svirnovskiy and Martine Powers | The Washington Post


The Washington Post’s audio documentary of the Jan. 6th insurrection was one of the first accounts of the event to provide a complete and panoramic narrative. A chronological reconstruction of the four hours of violent insurrection, the piece combines raw firsthand accounts from police officers, lawmakers and Post journalists with immersive sound design.

Honoring Jack R. Howard
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Jack R. Howard is credited with expanding The E.W. Scripps Company’s presence in the field of broadcasting. In 1937, he was elected president of the Scripps radio company. Jack succeeded his father, Roy W. Howard, as president of Scripps-Howard in 1953. He retired in 1976.