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Miami Herald-WLRN series on migration wins Edward R. Murrow Award

Marbin Oviedo, 25, sits with his children Justin, 4, and Katarin, 2 at the Migrant Shelter, Hermanos en el Camino, in Ixtepec, Mexico on October 17, 2015.
Marbin Oviedo, 25, sits with his children Justin, 4, and Katarin, 2 at the Migrant Shelter, Hermanos en el Camino, in Ixtepec, Mexico on October 17, 2015. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

A five-part series on migration produced by a team of Miami Herald staffers in coordination with WLRN-Miami Herald News has been honored with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award.

The series, “Migration Maze,” was named the top “News Series” in the Large Market Radio category.

The series provided listeners and readers with an in-depth look at the odyssey of U.S.-bound migrants from Central America; critical U.S.-funded programs to persuade migrants to stay home; South Florida links for those trying to reach the United States; and the work of Samaritans along the migrant route in Mexico.

“Migration Maze” was written by reporters Tim Padgett and Nancy San Martin, photographs were by Patrick Farrell, and the online presentation and interactive map was the work of Pierre Taylor.

The Murrow Awards, issued by the Radio Television Digital News Association, honor outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.

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