My mother used to say, “If you don’t toot your own horn, no one will.” It makes me uncomfortable. Humility is more appealing.
But, in the case of awards won by my colleagues at NCPR, I’m happy to blare that horn. Here’s what the media awards season has brought to our talented staff so far (more to come):
Award-winning features and series, 2016
Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award
- Radio Investigative Reporting – Why is justice for Garrett Phillips so complicated? , by Natasha Haverty, David Sommerstein and Martha Foley
RTDNA Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards:
- Continuing Coverage – New York’s Clinton-Dannemora Prison Break
- Reporting: Sports – Why You’ve Never Heard of the First Black American Hockey Player, by David Sommerstein
- Website Excellence – NCPR.org, for NCPR’s combined news and digital team
- Overall Excellence
Catholic Academy Gabriel Award
The Gabriel Award is given in recognition of journalism that explores and expands the human spirit
Over the weekend, we also learned that The Hill News, the St. Lawrence University newspaper, has won the NYS Associated Press overall excellence award. Over the past five years, thanks to the generosity of Stan MacDonald and the guidance of SLU professor Juraj Kittler, NCPR has trained and mentored two Hill News students each summer. We take a bit of parental pride in this recognition from AP. Congratulations to all.
If you’d like to check out the (mostly) complete list of awards won by NCPR since the mid-’80s, click here.