WKSU STAFF HONORED BY NATIONAL FEDERATION OF PRESS WOMEN
Thursday September 28, 2006
WKSU received five awards in the National Federation of Press Women's (NFPW) 2005 Communication Contest. The honors were presented on Sept. 9 at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Denver, CO 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.
Reporter/Producer Vivian Goodman was honored with two first-place awards. She was recognized in the Interview category for her two-part prison sit-down with the late David Roth and, in the Prepared Report category, for her story about the fond memories surrounding now-defunct Northeast Ohio amusement parks. Goodman also shared a second-place award with Mark Urycki for coverage of last year's tour by The Cleveland Orchestra to European music festivals.
WKSU's recently named director of major gifts, Pamela R. Anderson, picked up two third-place awards – one for her work with Connie Yingling of yDesign on the 2004-2005 WKSU annual report and a second for her poem, "Letter to my dead father about the Japanese girl living in my home."
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 WKSU web site is www.wksu.org.
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