Awards

Nominations Open For PRNDI's "Editor of the Year" Award

Apr 3, 2017

Editors. They’re the unsung heroes of the newsroom. They can spend hours working with a reporter, shaping and guiding a story, helping elevate the piece to something exceptional...and all without a byline!  

  Did Fat Tuesday keep you from completing your PRNDI Annual Awards entries?  Would another week help?  Well, you're in luck.  The PRNDI Board has voted to extend the deadline (with an additional extension fee added to the pricing) for the PRNDI Annual Awards competition. 

The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) are proud to announce that entries are open for the Excellence in Consumer Financial Reporting Award to be presented at the PRNDI Annual Conference in Miami in June of 2017.

PRNDI is celebrating 2017 as “The Year of the Editor,” and there is no better way to bring that message home than to honor one of the finest editors working in public media today.  We are pleased to announce that Andrea de Leon is the 2017 recipient of the Leo C. Lee Award.

NOTE:  THE AWARDS DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MIDNIGHT EASTERN TIME ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8TH.  ALL ENTRIES NOW INCUR AN ADDITIONAL $5 LATE FEE.

The 2017 PRNDI Awards Contest is now open for entries  For 2017, the PRNDI Board made no changes to the awards categories or pricing.   All entries for this contest must have aired in calendar year 2016.

Public Radio News Directors Inc. and emcee Korva Coleman of NPR handed out 173 awards to 72 organizations at its conference in St. Louis over the weekend for work done at stations and other outlets during calendar year 2015.  The annual PRNDI Awards pit local public radio stations against one another in an effort to find the very best public radio reporting in a variety of categories from Arts Reporting to Spot News.  "This year's competition was fierce with over 1,200 entries submitted," according to George Bodarky, PRNDI President.

The Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI), in partnership with the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), proudly announce that Courtney Collins and the news staff at KERA in North Texas will be the recipient of this year’s Excellence in Consumer Financial Reporting Award. PRNDI and NEFE will present the award to KERA at the PRNDI annual conference in St. Louis on June 25.

  The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) are proud to offer a deadline extension for this year's entries for the Excellence in Consumer Financial Reporting Award to be presented at the PRNDI Annual Conference in St. Louis in June of 2016.

Judging PRNDI award entries as a group is an excellent opportunity for team-building and flexing editorial muscle in your newsroom. 

  • Steal story ideas! 
  • Have frank conversations about writing and story structure without making anyone cry!! 
  • Build a better vocabulary for talking about what works and what doesn’t!!!

If your newsroom would like to adopt an awards category, please contact Christine Paige Diers, cpaigediers@gmail.com.

 The Annual PRNDI Awards Contest is now open for entries for those pieces that aired in calendar year 2015.  We've made a few changes to the contest this year and thought we'd outline those changes here.

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