'Serial,' WNYC/New York Among 2016 duPont Award Winners
December 15, 2015 at 9:39 AM (PT)
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY's Graduate School of Journalism has announced the 2016 ALFRED I. DUPONT-COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Award Winners, and two radio organizations were among the honorees.
CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA News-Talk WBEZ/CHICAGO and "THIS AMERICAN LIFE"'s podcast "SERIAL," season one won for "a unique perspective on the circuitous process of investigative journalism," following SARAH KOENIG's process in investigating the story of convicted murderer ADNAN SYED's claim of innocence.
NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO News-Talk WNYC-A-F/NEW YORK won for "NYPD BRUISED," its investigation of the NYPD's use of force in the wake of the ERIC GARNER chokehold death.
A Special Finalist Citation was given to CBS RADIO News KCBS-A-KFRC-F/SAN FRANCISCO for reporter DOUG SOVERN's reporting on how ST. MARY'S CATHEDRAL was soaking homeless people to keep them away from camping on the church steps overnight.
The awards will be bestowed on JANUARY 19th in NEW YORK, co-hosted by TOM BROKAW and ABC NEWS "NIGHTLINE" anchot JUJU CHANG.