KLRT-TV in Little Rock, Ark., was the winner in the broadcast category of a prestigious national journalism award — The American Legion’s Fourth Estate Award. The Legion announced the winners April 23.
KLRT News reporter Donna Terrell took the award for her series of reports “Grieving a Child,” inspired by her own recent loss of a daughter. “She poignantly captured the emotional trauma of a military veteran and his wife who lost their small son to brain cancer and provided valuable information about dealing with the painful process of losing a loved one,” the Legion said in a press release.
Honored in the Internet/new media category was freelance war correspondent Alex Quade’s video documentary for The Daily Caller, “Horse Soldiers of 9/11.”
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review won in the print category for the second year in a row, for an in-depth investigative series by Carl Prine.
The awards will be presented Aug. 30 in Indianapolis, during the American Legion’s 94th National Convention. The Fourth Estate Award has been presented annually by the Legion since 1958.