Awards
6:56 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

And Now... Your 2013 PRNDI Award Winners!

The PRNDI14 Press Corps and Student Award Winners Ann Pierret, Kayla Reed, and Sayre Quevedo, with their editor Erin Hennessey.
Credit Amy Jeffries / PRNDI

The 2013 PRNDI Awards were distributed at the annual conference in Washington, DC on June 21, 2014. NPR's Audie Cornish was the Master of Ceremonies, but radio journalism from member stations was the star. 

Student

STUDENT SPOT NEWS
2nd Place
WRKF “Democrats Win One in Tiger Stadium”  
1st Place
WFUV “Falling Tree Kills New Yorker” 

STUDENT SOFT FEATURE
2nd Place
WKMS “Children Find Hope in Advocate Programs” 
1st Place
WLRN/Miami Herald News “Meet The Man Behind South Beach Pastels”  

STUDENT NEWSCAST
2nd Place
WFUV Jeff Coltin Newscast 12/5/13 
1st Place
WFUV Ann Pierret Newscast 12/13/13 

STUDENT HARD FEATURE
2nd Place
Youth Radio “Clearing A Criminal Record For A Juvenile”  
1st Place
WKMS "2014 US Senate Race Headlines Fancy Farm" 

Spot News

SPOT NEWS SMALL NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
WFUV “AIDS in N-Y-C's Chinese Community”  
1st Place
WBGO “Booker New Jersey's 1st Black Senator” 

SPOT NEWS LARGE NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
WKSU  “Akron Aeros become the Rubber Ducks” 
1st Place
WLRN/Miami Herald News “Miami's Black Leaders Turn Mandela Snub To Local Advantage” 

SPOT NEWS MID-SIZE NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
Nashville Public Radio “Ignoring Research On Cost Of Refugees” 
1st Place 
Boise State Public Radio KBSX “Horseback Riders Say Teen And Abductor Stood Out In Idaho Wilderness”  

Soft Feature

SOFT FEATURES SMALL NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
WDCB “Local Park District Finds A Eco-friendly Way To Control Weeds” 
1st Place
WKNO  “Backyard Chickens Take Roost in Mid-south” 

SOFT FEATURES MID-SIZED NEWSROOMS
2nd Place 
WUSF “Hurricanes: What's in a Name?"
1st Place
Nashville Public Radio “The Global Fame Of Jim Reeves” 

SOFT FEATURES LARGE NEWSROOMS
2nd place
Michigan Radio “Moving In, Moving Out”  
1st Place
WNYC "Hip Hop Battle Crowns a 'Science Genius'"

Series

SERIES MID-SIZE NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
Alabama Public Radio "Civil Rights Radio" 
1st Place
North Country Public Radio “Alternatives to Incarceration” 

SERIES SMALL NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
WFUV “Strike a Chord: Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens”  
1st Place
WFUV “Health Disparities in NYC”  

SERIES LARGE NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
WLRN “Elevation Zero: Rising Seas In South Florida”
1st Place
WBEZ “Heroin L-L-C”  

Newscast

NEWSCAST SMALL STATIONS
2nd Place 
WFUV  Post-election newscast 11/6/13
1st Place 
WBGO News Update with Doug Doyle, November 1, 2013 

NEWSCAST LARGE STATION
2nd Place
KERA - 90.1 Dallas All Things Considered Newscast -- Nov. 22, 2013
1st Place 
WBUR WBUR's Morning Edition

NEWSCAST MID-SIZED NEWSROOMS
2nd Place 
Nashville Public Radio Nov. 8, 2013 newscast
1st Place 
WUSF "PRNDI Award Entry: Best Newscast" 
 

News/Public Affairs Programs

NEWS/PUBLIC AFFAIRS MID-SIZE NEWSROOMS  
2nd Place
WILL “Parenting A Transgender Child”  
1st Place  
Wyoming Public Radio Open Spaces: 7-12-13

NEWS/PUBLIC AFFAIRS SMALL NEWSROOMS
2nd Place  
WBGO The WBGO Journal, October 25, 2013 
1st Place
WCAI “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” 

NEWS/PUBLIC AFFAIRS LARGE NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
WAMU “In the Kitchen: Immigrant Workers and Restaurants”
1st Place
WAMU "This Week on Metro Connection: Latino D.C." 

Best News Feature

BEST NEWS FEATURE MID-SIZED NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
Wyoming Public Radio “New research seeks answers about Sublette County ozone”  
1st Place
WFDD “Possible Twist in Winston-Salem Northern Beltway"  

BEST NEWS FEATURE LARGE NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
WNYC Radio “In Public Housing, Temporary Boilers Are Here To Stay (For A While)" 
1st Place
Northwest News Network “In Idaho, Towns Take Up Gay Rights In Absence Of State Action.”   

BEST NEWS FEATURE SMALL NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
WYSO Public Radio “Take A Tour of the Health Care Marketplace with WYSO Reporters”
1st Place
WIUM/WIUW - FM “50-percent Plus-One” 

Nationally Edited Soft Feature

2nd Place 
Iowa Public Radio “A Unique Digital Music Service, For Locals Only” 
1st Place 
Nashville Public Radio "Keeping Frog Gigging Alive”  

Nationally Edited News Feature

2nd Place
WBUR "Whitey' Bulger Found Guilty Of Murder, Racketeering" 
1st Place
Nashville Public Radio “Meeting On Tolerance Turns Into Shouting Match” 

Nationally Edited Continuing Coverage

2nd Place
WNYC Radio “Recovering from Super-storm Sandy Harder than Expected” 
1st Place
WBUR “The Boston Marathon Bombing, Here & Now”

Nationally Edited Breaking News

2nd Place 
KGOU Radio “Massive Tornado Takes Aim At Moore, Oklahoma”
1st Place
WBUR “Breaking: The Boston Marathon Bombing, Here & Now” 

Interviews

INTERVIEWS SMALL NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
KLCC “Viet Nam: An Inner View” 
1st Place
WBGO “Sport-Jam with Doug Doyle, March 20, 2013” 

INTERVIEWS LARGE NEWSROOMS
2nd Place  
KCFR - Colorado Public Radio “Colorado Doctor Tells of Kidnapping by Afghan Taliban”  
1st Place
WBUR “Ugandan Gay Rights Group Sues Springfield Evangelist Scott Lively”  

INTERVIEWS MID-SIZE NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
WVXU “The Authentic History of Cincinnati Chili”  
1st Place
WMUK-FM “West Southwest: E-book explores race past and present in Battle Creek”  

Enterprise/Investigative

ENTERPRISE/INVESTIGATIVE SMALL NEWSROOMS
2nd Place 
WIUM/WIUW FM “50-Percent Plus One”  
1st Place 
WCAI “Desperate for a Cure: The Search for New Alzheimer's Treatments” 

ENTERPRISE/INVESTIGATIVE LARGE NEWSROOMS
2nd Place 
WNYC Radio “In Newark, Gunshot Detection System Falls Short of Booker's Claims”  
1st Place 
KQED Public Radio “Farmworkers Face Sexual Harassment”

ENTERPRISE/INVESTIGATIVE MID-SIZED NEWSROOMS 
2nd Place 
WVTF Public Radio “New Evidence of Innocence: The Jens Soering Story Documentary"  
1st Place
North Country Public Radio “Compassionate Release? Dying Inmates Struggle to Get Home” 

Documentary

DOCUMENTARY SMALL NEWSROOMS  
2nd Place
WKMS “West Kentucky Coal: People, Places and Power”  
1st Place
WUOT-FM “I'm Still Here: My HIV Life” 

DOCUMENTARY MID-SIZED NEWSROOMS
2nd Place 
Alabama Public Radio "Civil Rights Radio"
1st Place
KALW “The Race to an Emergency”

DOCUMENTARY LARGE NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
Chicago Public Radio/WBEZ “From Mexico to the Midwest, a heroin supply chain delivers"
1st Place 
KCRW “The Ghosts of Fire Island”

Continuing Coverage

CONTINUING COVERAGE SMALL NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
KLCC Latino Issues in Oregon
1st Place
WYSO Public Radio The Affordable Care Act Rollout In Dayton, Ohio

CONTINUING COVERAGE LARGE NEWSROOMS
2nd Place 
WSHU Public Radio A year of issues and reflection following Sandy Hook shooting
1st Place
WFPL/Kentucky Public Radio The Bluegrass Pipeline

CONTINUING COVERAGE MID-SIZED NEWSROOMS
2nd Place 
WILL Gifford Tornado Continued Coverage
1st Place 
North Country Public Radio Rail Safety: Lac-Megantic to N-Y-S  

Commentary

COMMENTARY SMALL NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
WKNO "Christmas in August, Or, How I Spent My Summer Vacation Money" 
1st Place
Youth Radio "There Are No Children in Oakland" 

COMMENTARY MID-SIZED NEWSROOMS
2nd Place 
WGCU "A Not So Fond Remembrance of a Memorable Bird"
1st Place
WFDD "Fight or Flight"

COMMENTARY LARGE NEWSROOMS
2nd Place 
WLRN/Miami Herald News "What It's Like to Be Related to a President" 
1st Place
WBUR "It May Be the Bottom of the Ninth, But the Quietest Sox Fans Hang in There" 

Call-in Programs

CALL-IN PROGRAMS SMALL NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
WCAI "Preventing Breast Cancer: The Latest Research"
1st Place
WUOT Dialogue

CALL-IN PROGRAMS MID-SIZED NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
WJCT FM "First Coast Connect: Crisis in Cairo"
1st Place
WGCU "Writing About Parenting Children with Down Syndrome" 

CALL-IN PROGRAMS LARGE NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
Iowa Public Radio "River to River: The Crime of Stalking"
1st Place
WLRN/Miami Herald News "The Florida Roundup: Examining Child Deaths Under DCF" 

 

Breaking News Coverage

BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE SMALL NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
KGOU Radio Moore Tornado Aftermath 
1st Place
WGBO The Death of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg

BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE MID-SIZED NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
WBFO Massachusetts men cause scare following Boston Bombings 
1st Place
WILL Gifford Tornado 

BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE LARGE NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
KPCC Dorner Coverage
1st Place
WBUR The Boston Marathon Bombing

Best Writing

BEST WRITING SMALL NEWSROOMS
2nd Place 
KLCC "Devil's Staircase Hike Not for the Faint of Heart or Body" 
1st Place
WUOT "Justice for All: The Art of the Deal" 

BEST WRITING LARGE NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
KQED "Water Recycling Comes of Age in Silicon Valley"
1st Place
Vermont Public Radio "Vermont Rattlesnakes Battle New Fungus" 

BEST WRITING MID-SIZED NEWSROOMS
(no 2nd place awarded)
1st Place

Nashville Public Radio "From Foodie Desert to Foodie Destination"

Best Use of Sound

BEST USE OF SOUND SMALL NEWSROOMS
2nd Place 
WUOT-FM "I'm Still Here: My HIV Life" 
1st Place
WCAI "A New Life in Ice"

BEST USE OF SOUND MID-SIZED NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
WMUK-FM "A Day at World's End: Bombay Beach" 
1st Place
Wyoming Public Radio "Women's Antelope Hunt" 

BEST USE OF SOUND LARGE NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
WHYY-FM "The MRI is a source of anxiety and musical inspiration"
1st Place
WNYC "Into the Woods, Cell Phone, iPod and All" 
 

Best Multimedia Presentation

BEST MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION MID-SIZED NEWSROOMS
2nd Place 
WVXU "Union Baptist Cemetery and its Black Civil War Heroes" 
1st Place
Boise State Public Radio/KBSX "Why More Idaho Moms Breastfeed Than Anywhere in the U.S."

BEST MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION LARGE NEWSROOMS
2nd Place 
KPCC "Bilingual Learning" 
1st Place
WBUR "Bulger on Trial" 

BEST MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION LARGE NEWSROOMS
2nd Place
WCAI "Who's Who in New England's Fisheries" 
1st Place
KRCC "Flash Point: Living with Wildfire" 

 

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