June 24, 2004
AlDiaTX.com wins Murrow Award for best non-broadcast Web site
Dallas, TX -- AlDiaTX.com, the Web site associated with the Spanish language newspaper Al Dia, was honored today with the Edward R. Murrow Award for best non-broadcast Web site by the Radio-Television News Directors Association and Foundation (RTNDA).
The Dallas news operation of Belo Interactive, internet subsidiary of the Belo Corp., produces AlDiaTX.com in conjunction with Al Dia's newspaper staff. Launched in September, 2003, AlDiaTX.com features comprehensive and updated news and information produced by the largest Spanish-language news staff in the Southwest. The staff has access to Belo Corp.'s respected news resources in the U.S. and The Dallas Morning News bureaus, including Mexico City, Cuba, South America and other international locations.
RTNDA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow's pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the electronic news profession. The award for best non-broadcast Web site is a new category added in 2004.
"It is an honor to be the inaugural recipient of the Murrow Award for best non-broadcast affiliated Web site, less than one year since the launch of AlDiaTX.com," said Gilbert Bailon, editor and publisher of Al Dia. "AlDiaTX.com represents the best of quality journalism both online and offline, and highlight's Belo's commitment to serve the Spanish-speaking community in Dallas, Texas, and around the country."
Belo Interactive's Dallas news operation produces AlDiaTX.com and six other daily Web sites from a centralized newsroom headquartered at The Dallas Morning News.
About Belo Interactive
Belo Interactive is part of Belo Corp., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with approximately 7,900 employees and $1.4 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates news and information franchises in some of America's most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island and the Mid-Atlantic region. Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 15 markets) reaching 13.8 percent of U.S. television households; owns or operates 10 cable news channels; and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers include The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). Belo Interactive's new media businesses include more than 30 Web sites, several interactive alliances and a broad range of Internet-based products. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at www.belo.com. For more information, contact Michelle Strong, Director/Audience Development at 214-977-4092.