WKSU Journalism Awards 2017

WKSU 2017 Awards (for work created in 2016)

Ohio Associated Press—Ohio APME Awards

·         Journalism Hall of Fame, Vivian Goodman

·         Best in Show-General Excellence (tie), WKSU News

·         First Place-Best Anchor, Amanda Rabinowitz

·         First Place-Best Newscast, Jeff St. Clair—“All Things Considered”

·         First Place-Best Sports Feature, Kabir Bhatia—“The Cleveland Cavaliers are NBA Champs, and LeBron James' Akron Alma Mater is Celebrating”

·         Second Place-Best Broadcast Writing, Amanda Rabinowitz—“The New Sound of the Old Goodyear Theater Could Transform East Akron”

·         Second Place-Best Sportscast, Amanda Rabinowitz and Terry Pluto—“The View from Pluto”

·         Second Place-Best Use of Sound, M.L. Schultze—“Akron Works to Bring Joy to Voting”

·         Second Place-Best Coverage of a Scheduled Event, WKSU Staff—“The Republican Party Comes to Cleveland”

·         Second Place-Best Enterprise Reporting, Amanda Rabinowitz—“The New Sound of the Old Goodyear Theater Could Transform East Akron”

·         Second Place-Best Newscast, Amanda Rabinowitz—“Morning Edition”

 

Press Club of Cleveland—Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards

·         Best in Show-Best Radio Newscast, Amanda Rabinowitz—“Morning Edition”

·         First Place-Use of Social Media, WKSU Staff—“Election Night Facebook Live”

·         First Place-News Writing, Jeff St. Clair—“Kestrel Boxes Provide Homes For Pint-Sized Predators”

·         First Place-Election 2016 Coverage, M.L. Schultze—“WKSU Election Coverage 2016”

·         First Place-Human Interest, Vivian Goodman—“A Delicious Way to Silence Those Noisy Little Cicadas”

·         Second Place-Use of Sound, Kabir Bhatia —“During the RNC, a Political Rainbow Forms in Cleveland's New, $50 Million Public Square”

·         Second Place-Radio News, M.L. Schultze—“Is Donald Trump Channeling Jim Trafficant”

·         Second Place-In-Depth Coverage, Kevin Niedermier, Tim Rudell and Kabir Bhatia—“Grounded:  The De-hubbing of the Region's Airports”

·         Second Place-Human Interest, Amanda Rabinowitz—“The New Sound of the Old Goodyear Theater Could Transform East Akron”

·         Second Place-On-Going Coverage, WKSU Staff—“The RNC in Cleveland”

Society of Professional Journalists-Ohio Chapters—Ohio’s Best Journalism Awards

·         Best in Show-Best News Operation, WKSU Staff

·         Best in Show-Best Reporter, M.L. Schultze

·         Best in Show-Best Anchor, Amanda Rabinowitz

·         First Place-Best Consumer Reporter, Tim Rudell, Kabir Bhatia and Kevin Niedermier—“Grounded: The De-hubbing of the Region’s Airports”

·         First Place-Best Environment Reporting, Jeff St. Clair—“Exploradio”

·         First Place-Best General Assignment Reporting, Kevin Niedermier—“RNC Trash, RNC Hotel Rooms, Indians Lose Game 7”

·         First Place-Best Health Care Feature Reporting, M.L. Schultze, Amanda Rabinowitz and Vivian Goodman—“The Business of Health”

·         First Place-Best Sports Reporting, Tim Rudell, Kabir Bhatia and Kevin Niedermier—“Cavs Win!”

·         Second Place-Best Medical/Health Reporting, Jeff St. Clair—“Exploradio”