NATIONAL FEDERATION OF PRESS WOMEN HONORS WKSU STAFF
Friday October 23, 2009
WKSU received seven awards, including 5 first-place prizes, in the National Federation of Press Women's (NFPW) 2008 Communication Contest. The honors were presented on Sept. 12 in San Antonio, TX at a ceremony held on the concluding evening of the annual NFPW Communication Conference. Each of the entries automatically competed in the national contest after winning first place in the state contest conducted by Ohio Professional Writers, Inc. (OPW). Vivian Goodman attended the conference as the president of OPW.
Goodman received first-place awards for her feature on the 40th anniversary of the Glenville riots in Cleveland and in the Best Presentation, Radio category for her work hosting WKSU’s local broadcasts of National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” She also took home a second-place certificate for her interview of area politician Louis Stokes.
WKSU News Director M.L. Schultze was recognized with a first-place win for her investigative series into the personal and financial destruction caused by David Wilan and his Evergreen companies as the mortgage meltdown took hold in Northeast Ohio.
For the second consecutive year, WKSU Marketing Associate Ann VerWiebe was honored with a national first-place award for E-Notes, WKSU’s twice monthly E-publication that includes timely updates on station programming, regional arts and cultural events, NPR highlights, and more. VerWiebe also took home a first-place certificate for writing and coordinating a 16-page brochure created for the 5th anniversary of online music service FolkAlley.com.
Folk Alley Director of Production and Operations Chris Boros was awarded an honorable mention for his monthly music podcast, the AlleyCast.
Since 1937, the professional journalists and communicators of NFPW have promoted the highest ethical standards while providing opportunities for professional development, networking, and support in defense of First Amendment rights.
WKSU broadcasts NPR & Classical Music at 89.7 FM, and is a service of Kent State University. WKSU programming is also heard on WKRW 89.3 FM in Wooster, WKRJ 91.5 FM in Dover/New Philadelphia, WKSV 89.1 FM in Thompson, WNRK 90.7 in Norwalk, W298BA 107.5 FM in Boardman, and W239AZ 95.7 FM in Ashland. The station broadcasts three HD Radio channels – adding WKSU-2 Folk Alley and WKSU-3 The Classical Channel to the analog broadcast schedule. The Classical Channel can also be heard in Cleveland at 107.3 HD-3. The WKSU web site is www.wksu.org.
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