Each year, PRNDI honors an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to public radio news. Next month in Cleveland, the PRNDI Board selects the 2013 recipient of the Leo C. Lee Award. We are currently accepting nominations from member -stations. To nominate an individual or organization, please contact your representative on the PRNDI board. Including a written justification for the award is also helpful.
The Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize, jointly sponsored by WBUR and Boston University, honors a young public radio journalist who has created a news piece within the past year of particular significance to the listening public. The work must have been broadcast, or published online, or produced as a podcast in the U.S. for any CPB-qualified radio station. The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 7. The relevant link to WBUR’s website, which accesses the Prize criteria and pertinent application forms, is: http://www.wbur.org/about/2012-schorr-journalism-prize.
Public media journalist Ellen Weiss is this year's winner of PRNDI's Leo C. Lee Award. Weiss, who appeared in Houston during PRNDI's annual awards banquet, reminded journalists that "public radio is resilient, but you can't take anything for granted." "You've thrived and survived because of great journalism," said Weiss. Weiss, who's now executive editor at the Center for Public Integrity, built her reputation as a news manager at NPR.