Honored By RTNDA

(HICKSVILLE, NEW YORK) MARCH 2001 – The Radio Television News Director’s Association has honored, the official website of News 12 Networks, with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award. won for best web site in the Region 11 large television market category, which serves the areas of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in electronic journalism and has been in existence since 1971. This year, however, is the first year that web sites have been included as a category. According to the RTNDA, the Murrow award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.

“More and more people are turning to the web for news. At News 12, we are committed to providing the same level excellent local news coverage on-line that we do on our analog service,” said Patrick Dolan, senior Vice President for the News 12 Networks. “It’s gratifying to see this kind of recognition for what our aggressive and talented dotcom staff has accomplished”.

“At our mission is to serve our communities with the highest level of service,” said Adam Shapiro, News Director of News “Being recognized by this prestigious industry award shows us that we are indeed achieving our mission, and we will continue to strive to set the standard for local news websites”. is the official website for News 12 networks, the country’s first, largest, and most watched regional news channel. News 12 Networks is a cable exclusive service, reaching more than 3.1 million households in the New York market serving the areas of Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Westche4ster, and the Bronx. is available on the World Wide Web. News 12 Networks and are owned and operated by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.

Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation and NBC, is at the forefront of innovation in cable programming. Rainbow manages American Movie Classics, Romance Classics, Bravo, The Independent Film Channel, MuchMusic USA, Rainbow Sports, News 12 Networks and MetroChannels as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow also holds a majority stake in Madison Square Garden Properties. In addition, Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner in FOX Sports Net.

Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation’s leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations serve more than 3.4 million households located primarily in the New York metropolitan area. The company’s advanced telecommunications offerings include its Lightpath integrated business communications services and its Optimum-branded high-speed Internet service. Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. subsidiary owns and operates programming businesses including American Movie Classics, Bravo and many other national and regional services. Cablevision also owns a controlling interest and operates Madison Square Garden and its sports teams including the Knicks, Rangers and WNBA Liberty. The company operates New York’s Radio City Music Hall as well as Clearview Cinemas in the Tri-State area. Cablevision also owns and operates The Wiz consumer electronics chain at 41 locations in the New York Metropolitan area. Additional information about Cablevision Systems Corporation is available on the Web at

Deborah Gosselin
News 12 Networks
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