Let’s take a news time out for a minute or two to congratulate those who work every day to report the stories that deserve our attention.
Results are in for the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcast Association awards, and WHYY/NewsWorks won big. Very big. We’re proud of the work our reporters and producers do here, and to have those effort recognized is a great honor.
Be sure to check out these award-winning stories.
Sandy Starobin Award for Outstanding Reporting: “Fracking May Not Be the Only Threat To Well Water” by Susan Phillips
1st Place for a news documentary: “NewsWorks Tonight — November 3, 2011” by Stephanie Marudas, Dave Heller and Shai Ben-Yaacov, who devoted a whole show to Atlantic City.
3rd place for spot news: “Philadelphia Police Force Occupy Protesters Out, Arrest Dozens” by Tom MacDonald and Elizabeth Fiedler
1st place for continuing coverage: “One Chance Left: One Woman’s Battle to Beat Depression” by Maiken Scott
3rd place for continuing coverage: “Back from Iraq” by Elizabeth Fiedler
3rd place for a regularly scheduled newscast: “NewsWorks Tonight — August 23, 2011” by Dave Heller, Chris Satullo, Shai Ben-Yaacov, Eugene Sonn, Stephanie Marudas, Tom MacDonald, Phil Gregory, Peter Crimmins, Bill Cook and Elizabeth Fiedler for an interesting, balanced news magazine
3rd place for public affairs reporting: “Gay Marriage Excitement Ambivalence” by Producer Jennifer Lynn, Executive Producer Maiken Scott and Host Dan Gottlieb
1st place for a feature: “From Your Driveway to China” by Carolyn Beeler
2nd place for a feature: “Penn Christmas Turns Student Trash Into Townie Treasure” by Peter Crimmins
1st place for a series: “In Depth: Haitian Earthquake” by Susan Phillips
2nd place for a series: “In the Gap: Voices from the Health Divide” by Taunya English
1st place for radio sound: “Telling Vets’ Stories Through Song” by Jennifer Lynn
1st place for a news or sports talk program: “Radio Times: International Politics and Zombies with Daniel Drezner” by Marty Moss-Coane, Patty Leswing, Susan Greenbaum, Debbie Bilder & Denis Devine
Joe Snyder Award for Outstanding News Service: WHYY Philadelphia