KUOW and partners honored by Society of Professional Journalists
The KUOW news team and our colleagues at Northwest News Network took home multiple awards this Saturday in Seattle at the 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Award Gala, winning in radio categories that included News Reporting, Investigative Reporting, News Series, Special Report, Sports Reporting and Spot News Reporting.
Special honors go to KUOW producer Kate O’Connell for winning New Journalist of the Year Award, and to Tri-Cities correspondent Anna King, who was named Journalist of the Year in recognition of her reporting and her mentoring of aspiring journalists.
A complete list of this year’s winners is available here.
Congratulations to KUOW’s talented and award-winning news team!
General News Reporting
1st place – "Mother Agonizes As Mentally Ill Inmates Continue To Languish In Washington Jails," by Austin Jenkins, Northwest News Network
2nd place – "In Auburn, 911 Wants To Know If You’re A Veteran," by Patricia Murphy, edited by Adam Hochberg
3rd place – "Using White Privilege To Fight Racism: A Young Activist's Dream," by Paul Kiefer, edited by Lila Kitaeff and Carol Smith
3rd place – "Should Judges Lock Kids Up For Skipping School?," by Austin Jenkins, Northwest News Network
2nd place – "Seattle’s Homeless: No End in Sight," by John Ryan and Jeannie Yandel, edited by Carol Smith
1st place – "Why This Teen Stopped Hiding Her Dad's Abuse," by Noel Gasca, edited by Lila Kitaeff and Jenny Asarnow
2nd place – "Why Is There So Much Prostitution On Aurora Avenue In Seattle?," by Posey Gruener, edited by Jim Gates
3rd place – "Daughters of Hanford," by Anna King, Northwest News Network
1st place – "The Surprising Place Where Some Seahawks Fans Gather," by Joshua McNichols, edited by Derek Wang
Spot News Reporting
1st place – Washington Wildfires, by Anna King, Northwest News Network
3rd place – "International District Mourns Shooting Victim Donald Chin," by Liz Jones, edited by Carol Smith