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Mark Richardson is a multimedia journalist, editor and writer who has worked in digital, print and broadcast media for three decades. He is a nationally recognized editor and reporter who has covered government, politics and the environment. A journalism graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, he was recently awarded a Foundation for Investigative Journalism grant and has three Associated Press Managing Editors awards for excellence in reporting.
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ATXN nominated for 6 Lone Star Emmys
Austin’s city-operated government television channel ATXN has received a record six nominations from the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, aka the Lone Star Emmys. Nominations include a documentary on teen drunken driving, a feature on EMS Communications employees, and the popular 122nd Cadet Class series, which follows a group of police cadets through their training to become officers. In addition to these programs, ATXN televises approximately 600 public meetings throughout the year, all of which are archived online at atxn.tv. The station has been recognized as the best government TV channel in the country by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors for the past three years. For a list of nominations, see the city website.
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