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100 Days in Appalachia wins national Murrow Award

100 Days in Appalachia, the nonprofit digital news outlet incubated at the West Virginia University Reed College of Media Innovation Center, has been named a 2021 recipient of a prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award. The publication was honored in the hard news category for its coverage of the rise of domestic extremism in the region and beyond.

“On day 100 of our initial pop-up publication, we watched as the national media flocked to Pikeville, Kentucky, to report on the white nationalist groups who had gathered, months before the tragedy at Charlottesville,” said Dana Coester, a professor in the West Virginia University Reed College of Media and editor in chief for 100 Days in Appalachia. “That day we decided to commit to covering this topic in our region and beyond through the important cultural and contextual lens that no one else could provide. This work is at the center of who we would become as a news outlet and we are proud it has sustained itself well beyond that initial commitment of 100 days.”

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