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WFIU and WTIU Win Multiple SPJ Awards

Excellence in news, arts, and documentary broadcasting in 2010 nets WTIU and WFIU a dozen SPJ awards.

The Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists recently honored WTIU and WFIU for excellence in news, arts, and documentary broadcasting. The stations combined for 12 awards, including six first-place finishes. Many of the award categories pitted WTIU and WFIU against stations in Indianapolis and the Indiana reporting bureaus of Chicago stations.

The awards were presented at a banquet Friday, April 22, at the Indianapolis Marriott North.

Following are categories in which WTIU and WFIU entries placed and, where applicable, links that allow you to hear the stories on demand.

Feature, any Indiana radio station
First: Adam Schwartz, WFIU, “Archive of Traditional Music Races Against Time”
Second: Adam Schwartz, WFIU, “Lost Art of Letter Writing”

Continuing Coverage, any Indiana radio station
First: Douglas A. Wissing, WFIU, “Cultivating Afghanistan”

Documentary or Special, outside Indianapolis market TV stations
Second: Susanne Schwibs, WTIU, “Harp Dreams”

Documentary or Special, any Indiana radio station
First: Douglas A. Wissing, WFIU, “Cultivating Afghanistan”

Coverage of Government or Politics, outside Indianapolis market TV stations
Second: Regan McCarthy, WTIU, “Assessment Debate”
Third: Stan Jastrzebski and Daniel Robison, WTIU, “Evan Bayh Retires”

Consumer Reporting, any Indiana television station
Honorable Mention: Joe Hren and Eric Bolstridge, WTIU, “Goat Milk Soap”

Radio Public Affairs
First: Douglas A. Wissing, WFIU, “Cultivating Afghanistan: Attack
on FOB Salerno
/ ADT Medical Care / Feeding an Army

Radio Use of Sound
First: Stan Jastrzebski, WFIU, “Auschwitz Anniversary”
Second: Douglas A. Wissing, WFIU, “Cultivating Afghanistan: Attack
on FOB Salerno
/ ADT Medical Care / Feeding an Army

Feature, College Television
First: London Swan, WTIU, “The Mellencamp Interview”

The SPJ issued awards in dozens of print, broadcast, and online categories. You can download a complete list of winners here.

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