National Association Of Black Journalists Names Finalists For Salute To Excellence Awards
May 25, 2011 at 8:09 AM (PT)
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS has announced the finalists for its 2011 Salute to Excellence Awards, honoring work from print, television, radio, online, photojournalism, and public relations. Winners will be announced AUGUST 6th during NABJ's 36th Annual Convention and Career Fair in PHILADELPHIA.
"In this historic year, journalists treated issues of race and black AMERICA with heightened importance," said NABJ President KATHY Y. TIMES. "From stories on devastation in HAITI, the unemployment and economic crisis, to the wars in IRAQ and AFGHANISTAN, and so on; the stories and the field of candidates were incredible."
"We're extremely excited and proud of this year's finalists for our national media awards," said RAY METOYER, National Salute to Excellence Awards Chair. "It was a challenge to select finalists from all of the exemplary work submitted by journalists from across the country, but this difficult task of choosing the best is a testament to the abundance of talent we have in our profession and organization."
Radio finalists include:
Radio Market 16 & Below
Radio - News: Short Form: LEONEDA INGE, WUNC/CHAPEL HILL, "Haitian Creole"
Radio - Documentary: THE MIDNIGHT RAVERS, WBAI/NEW YORK,"CURTIS MAYFIELD -- Keep on Pushin"
Radio - Public Affairs: Program: DAVAR ARDAIAN and BOB MALESKY, WEAA/BALTIMORE, "Freedom Plow: The MICHAEL ERIC DYSON Show"
Radio - Public Affairs: Interview/Discussion: DAVAR ARDAIAN, TERIA ROGERS, CARLOS OLAZAGASTI, WEAA, "MAYA ANGELOU: The MICHAEL ERIC DYSON Show"
Radio - Feature: LEONEDA INGE, WUNC, "NORTH CAROLINA MUTUAL"
Radio - Sports: PHIL FARRAR, KOGO-A/SAN DIEGO, "Black Ice, Gold Mettle"
Radio - News: Long Form: ROBERT WILDEBOER, CATE CAHAN, WBEZ/CHICAGO, "CHICAGO Still Not Up To Speed With New Gun Law"
Radio Top 15 Market
Radio - Sports: JENNA FLANAGAN, WNYC-A-F/NEW YORK, "Chlorine and Curls"
Radio - News: Short Form: NATALIE MOORE, JULIA MCEVOY, WBEZ, "Transgender Woman Fights Public Housing Discrimination"
Radio - News: Long Form: ALEXIS GORDON, COURTNEY STEIN, MARIANNE MCCUNE, KAARI PITKIN, WNYC, "Back to the MIDDLE EAST"; NATALIE MOORE, JULIA MCEVOY, WBEZ, "Deconstructing CHICAGO Youth Violence"
Radio - Investigative: NATALIE MOORE, SHAWN ALLEE, WBEZ, "Federal Food Stamp Program Fails Some Low-Income Chicagoans"
Radio - Feature: RAYON WRIGHT, SANDA HIYTE, MARIANNE MCCUNE, KAARI PITKIN ("RADIO ROOKIES"), WNYC, "Gamun-Pyul"; ROBERT WILDEBOER, CATE CAHAN, WBEZ, "Cameras and Tree-Trimming Are Key to Fighting Crime in CHICAGO"
Radio - Public Affairs: Interview/Discussion: "WORLDVIEW" Staff, STEVE BYNUM, RICHARD STEELE, WBEZ, "WORLDVIEW Race Series: Film Black Images"
Radio - Documentary: FARAI CHIDEYA, DEAN CAPPELLO, KERRY DONAHUE, SUZIE LECHTENBERG, WNYC, "POP & POLITICS WITH FARAI CHIDEYA"; LINDA PAUL, CATE CAHAN, WBEZ, "The Racial Divide and Juvenile Justice"
Radio - News: Short Form: JULIE WALKER, AP RADIO NETWORKS, "SHERROD AT NABJ FOR AP RADIO"; Kim Lampkins, AMERICAN URBAN RADIO NETWORK, "One Nation Working Together"; ALLISON KEYES, NPR, "Hospital Trains Focus on Ending Cycle of Violence"
Radio - Feature: ALLISON KEYES, NPR, "DONNY HATHAWAY: Neglected Heart of Soul"
News: Long Form: ALLISON KEYES, NPR, "Remembering Civil Rights Activist DOROTHY HEIGHT"
Radio - Sports: ANITA S. WOODLEY, DICK GORDON, WUNC, "Off the Corner"; KELLY NAQI, DAVID LUBBERS, EVAN KANEW, TIM HAYS, ESPN, "The Sporting Life: Addicted to Sex"
Radio - Documentary: DEBBIE ELLIOTT, NPR, "When Students Ignited a Change in Racial Politics"; DEREK JOHNK, LU OLKAUSKI, DAVID KRASHOW, KURT ANDERSON, WNYC and PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL, "STUDIO 360's American Icons: The Autobiography of MALCOLM X"; ROBIN WASHINGTON, DULUTH NEWS, "My Favorite Things At 50"
Radio - Commentary: MICHEL MARTIN, NPR, "Can I Just Tell You"
Radio - Public Affairs: Program: MICHEL MARTIN, NPR, "Tell Me More"
Radio - Public Affairs: Interview/Discussion: MICHEL MARTIN, NPR, "Tell Me More - The Barbershop"; ANITA S. WOODLEY, DICK GORDON, WUNC, "When Living in a Hotel is Not a Vacation"