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WFIU and WTIU Honored with 12 SPJ Awards

WFIU-Radio and WTIU-TV received twelve awards at the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Best in Indiana Journalism competition.

(Bloomington, IN) – May 1, 2012 – The units of IU’s Radio-Television Services, including WFIU Public Radio and WTIU Television, received twelve awards, including seven first- place finishes, at the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Best in Indiana Journalism competition.

Winners were honored at the 33rd Annual Awards Banquet at the Indianapolis Marriott North Hotel on April 28, 2012.

WFIU received numerous awards including:

Best Feature, Any Indiana radio station
First Place, Stan Jastrzebski, “Legislative Comedy”
Honorable Mention, Adam Schwartz, “The ‘Dick Van Dyke’ Opera”

Best Documentary or Special, Any Indiana radio station
Second Place, WFIU News, “How 9/11 Shaped Indiana”

Best Education Coverage, Any Indiana radio station
Second Place, Kyle Stokes, “Flipped Classrooms”

WTIU’s award showing included:

Best Social Justice Reporting, Any Indiana television station
First Place, Shameka Neely, Stan Jastrzebski, Bill Shaw, “Rosa Parks Bus Re-creation”

Best TV News Video, General
First Place, Stan Jastrzebski, “Comic Books to the Economy’s Rescue”

Best Sports Reporting, Outside Indianapolis market TV stations
First Place, Greg Parker, “National Archery in the Schools Program”

Best Coverage of Government and Politics, Outside Indianapolis market TV stations
First Place, Rob Anderson & Jay Kincaid, “Ten Years Later: The 9/11 Commissioners Reflect”

Best Feature, Outside Indianapolis market TV stations
First Place, Eric Bolstridge, “The Weekly Special: IndyFeral, Inc”
Third Place, Ron Prickel, “Samara House”

Best Documentary or Special, Outside Indianapolis market TV stations
First Place, John Winninger & Jason Pear, “Hoosier Hospitality: Craft Beer”

Best Coverage of Children’s Issues, Any Indiana television station
Third Place, Stan Jastrzebski, “Le Petit Scandal”

Previous Winners: 2011 | 2010 | 2009

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