Public Radio News Directors Inc. Hands Out Awards
June 29, 2015 at 1:46 PM (PT)
The 2014 PUBLIC RADIO NEWS DIRECTORS INC. Awards were handed out at the organization's annual conference in SALT LAKE CITY on SATURDAY (6/27). 130 awards were given from over 1,100 entries.
The winners include:
Arts Feature: Small Newsrooms: NEWARK PUBLIC RADIO Jazz WBGO/NEWARK, "ETHIOPIA Rediscovers Jazz"; Medium Newsrooms: NASHVILLE PUBLIC RAIDO, "Napkin Art"; Large Newsrooms: COLORADO PUBLIC RADIO, "VoiceBox: How auctioneers turn selling into an art form, and a sport."
Best Multimedia Presentation: Small Newsrooms: INDIANA UNIVERSITY Classical-Jazz WFIU/BLOOMINGTON, IN, "Lawmakers Debate Elimination Of Business Personal Property Tax"; Medium Newsrooms: WITF, INC. Classical WITF/HARRISBURG, "Grave 43: Remembering Pony"; Large Newsrooms: NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO News-Talk WNYC-A-F/NEW YORK, "WNYC's Clock Your Sleep Project."
Best Use of Sound: Small Newsrooms: ANTIOCH COLLEGE News-Talk WYSO/DAYTON, "Why Did DAYTON Produce So Many Inventors And Inventions?"; Medium Newsrooms: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION News-Talk WCAI/WOODS HOLE, MA, "Beet Box Revival"; Large Newsrooms, WHYY INC. News-Talk WHYY/PHILADELPHIA, "Fringe Festival Show Promising 'Most Unusual Walking Tour' Delivers."
Best Writing: Small Newsrooms: FORDHAM UNIVERSITY Triple A WFUV/NEW YORK, "How Sweet It Is: Riding in the Candy Cab"; Medium Newsrooms: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI News-Talk KBIA/COLUMBIA, MO, "Heartland, MISSOURI"; Large Newsrooms, BOSTON UNIVERSITY News-Talk WBUR/BOSTON, "Brutal Gang Violence Reigns In EL SALVADOR."
Breaking News: Small Newsrooms, WBGO, "Bridgegate"; Medium Newsrooms: CINCINNATI PUBLIC RADIO News-Talk WVXU/CINCINNATI, "Challenges to Same-Sex Marriage Ban in OHIO"; Large Newsrooms: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION News-Talk WGBH/BOSTON, "BACK BAY Fire."
Call-in Program: Small Newsrooms: WBGO, "NEWARK TODAY: AUGUST 14, 2014"; Medium Newsrooms: WJCT INC. News-Talk WJCT-F/JACKSONVILLE, "FIRST COAST Connect: MICHAEL DUNN Verdict"; Large Newsrooms: WBUR, "School Desegregation Four Decades Later."
Commentary: Small Newsrooms: WBGO. "The Disconnect at the NEWARK Archdiocese"; Medium Newsrooms: WYOMING PUBLIC RADIO, "The Experience Of A Young Black Man In WYOMING"; Large Newsrooms: MICHIGAN RADIO, "MICHIGAN athletics loses magic and fans thanks to BRANDON's policies."
Continuing Coverage: Small Newsrooms: WBGO, "One NEWARK Plan"; Medium Newsrooms: WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION News-Talk WBFO/BUFFALO, "'Snowvember’: Historic NOVEMBER 2014 Lake Effect Snow Storm"; Large Newsrooms: WNYC, "The Long and Frustrating Road to Rebuilding the NEW YORK Region Following Sandy."
Enterprise/Investigative: Small Newsrooms: WBGO, "Who's Reading Your EZ Pass?"; Medium Newsrooms: KBIA, "Heartland, MISSOURI"; Large Newsrooms: NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO News-Talk WUNC/CHAPEL HILL, "Eugenics Compensation."
Interview: Small Newsrooms: BRADLEY UNIVERSITY News-Talk WCBU (PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO)/PEORIA, "Outside The Horseshoe"; Medium Newsrooms: WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY News-Talk KMUW/WICHITA, "Crossing the Cedar Fence"; Large Newsrooms: COLORADO PUBLIC RADIO, "COLORADO physician-assisted death bill."
Long Documentary: Small Newsrooms: MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY Variety WKMS/MURRAY, KY, "Living on the Line: Poverty in Western KENTUCKY"; Medium Newsrooms: ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY News-Talk WGLT/NORMAL, IL, "Police and Race in the TWIN CITIES: A WGLT News Investigative Documentary"; Large Newsrooms: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO, "Betrayed by Silence: How three archbishops hid the truth."
Breaking News: WBUR, "Two BOSTON Firefighters Die In Nine-Alarm Blaze"
Continuing Coverage: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY News-Talk KCUR/KANSAS CITY, "Hate in the OZARKS"
News Feature: NORTH COUNTRY PUBLIC RADIO, "Drone operator made long-distance war from close to home"
Series: CAPITAL PUBLIC RADIO, "3-part Series on Family Caregivers"
Soft Feature: KCUR, "World's Tallest Water Slide Opens In Kansas City, Kansas"
News Feature: Small Newsrooms: NORTHWEST PUBLIC RADIO, "Who's There When You Need Help? A Profile Of A 911 Operator"; Medium Newsrooms: NORTH COUNTRY PUBLIC RADIO, "Sixteen and homeless in the PARISHVILLE woods"; Large Newsrooms: KQED INC. News-Talk KQED/SAN FRANCISCO, "Rural Doctor Launches Start-Up to Ease Pain of Dying Patients"
News/Public Affairs Program: Small Newsrooms: WBGO, "WBGO Journal"; Medium Newsrooms: WVXU, "CINCINNATI EDITION: How the city is preparing for possible fallout from a verdict in FERGUSON, MO"; Large Newsrooms: WHYY, "WHYY's Election 2014"
Newscast: Small Newsrooms: WFUV; Medium Newsrooms: WVXU; Large Newsrooms: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY News-Talk-Jazz KPLU/TACOMA, "MORNING EDITION Newscast"
Series: Small Newsrooms: WYSO, "Rediscovered Radio"; Medium Newsrooms: NORTH COUNTRY PUBLIC RADIO, "DESIREE: Sixteen and homeless"; Large Newsrooms: CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA News-Talk WBEZ/CHICAGO, "The Dark Arts of Politics."
Short Documentary: Small Newsrooms: WKMS, "Living on the Line: ANGIE SMITH"; Medium Newsrooms, KMUW, "The Anniversary of Dr. TILLER's Murder"; Large Newsrooms: SANTA MONICA COLLEGE Triple A-News-Talk KCRW/SANTA MONICA, "Nature Boy"
Soft Feature: Small Newsrooms: BOULDER COMMUNITY BROADCAST ASSOCIATION Variety KGNU/BOULDER, CO, "The Tank"; Medium Newsrooms: NASHVILLE PUBLIC RADIO, "Why NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST Is The CIVIL WAR Officer We Still Fight About"; Large Newsrooms, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON News-Talk KUOW/SEATTLE, "Water Is the Sound Of Freedom For My ‘Ba.’"
Sports Feature: Small Newsrooms: WFIU, "Incoming Train Threatens COLUMBUS Marathon Runners"; Medium Newsrooms: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY News-Talk WIUM-WIUW/MACOMB, IL, "Corn Huskers Still Pick by Hand"; Large Newsrooms: KQED, "CALIFORNIA Chrome."
Spot News: Small Newsrooms: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY News-Talk WFDD/WINSTON-SALEM, "Downtown School Adjusts To The Loss Of Library Access During Renovations"; Medium Newsrooms: NASHVILLE PUBLIC RADIO, "Explained: How The Internet Travels Around NASHVILLE"; Large Newsrooms: KPLU, "At Makeshift Memorial, School Shooter Remembered Alongside Victims."
Hard Feature: KBIA, "Heartland, MISSOURI"
Newscast: WFUV, JEFF COLTIN
Soft Feature: WCAI, "Archaeologists Searching for Wall the Pilgrim's Built"
Spot News: WFIU, "Two Confirmed Dead In MONROE COUNTY Plane Crash"