WKSU Journalism Awards 2016

WKSU Awards:  Calendar 2016 for Work Created in 2015

Radio Television Digital News Association—Regional Murrow Award

·         Best Writing, Amanda Rabinowitz—“Revisiting Racinos”

Press Club of Atlantic City—National Headliner Award

·         Third Place-News Series, M.L. Schultze—“Namaste: A past in Bhutan, a future in Akron”

Ohio Associated Press—Ohio APME Awards

·         First Place-General Excellence, WKSU Staff

·         First Place-Best Broadcast Writing, Amanda Rabinowitz—“Revisiting Racinos”

·         First Place-Best Sports Feature, M.L. Schultze—“Whipsawed from Canton to Cleveland”

·         First Place-Best Coverage of a Scheduled Event, WKSU Staff—“Michael Brelo Verdict”

·         Second Place-Best Sportscast, Amanda Rabinowitz and Terry Pluto—“Cavs lose two starters but still have their star”

·         Second Place-Best Series, WKSU Staff—“Remembering Vietnam”

·         Second Place-Best Feature Reporting, Vivian Goodman—“School Children produce a seed-to-table garlic feast”

·         Second Place-Best Continuing Coverage, WKSU Staff—“Cleveland Police Consent Decree”


Press Club of Cleveland—Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards

·         First Place-Use of Social Media, WKSU Staff—“WKSU.org”

·         First Place-Radio Newscast, WKSU Staff—“All Things Considered

·         First Place-Radio News, WKSU Staff—“Michael Brelo Verdict”

·         First Place-Public Service, M.L. Schultze and Amanda Rabinowitz—“Namaste: A past in Bhutan, a future in Akron”

·         First Place-In-Depth Coverage, WKSU Staff —“Remembering Vietnam”

·         First Place-Use of Sound, Vivian Goodman—“Free range hogs”

·         First Place-News Writing, Amanda Rabinowitz—“Revisiting Racinos”

·         Second Place-Radio News, Kevin Niedermier—“Gay Games Economics”

·         Second Place-Human Interest, Kabir Bhatia—“College students and their prison pals”

·         Third Place-On-going Coverage, WKSU Staff—“Mayor Don Plusquellic Resigns”

·         Third Place-Human Interest, Tim Rudell—“Historic housing gets a new purpose for vets”

Public Radio News Directors, Inc—PRNDI Awards

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

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

·         Best in Show-Best Anchor, Amanda Rabinowitz

·         First Place-Best Environment Reporting, Jeff St. Clair—“Exploradio: From factory to fish farm at the Foundry Project”

·         First Place-General Assignment, M.L. Schultze—“Another blending of public art and football passion in Canton”

·         First Place-Best Health Care Feature Reporting, WKSU Staff—“The Business of Health”

·         Second Place-Best Reporter in Ohio, M.L. Schultze

·         Second Place-Best Consumer Reporting, Kevin Niedermier—“Heinen’s is betting on a continued rebirth of downtown Cleveland”

·         Second Place-Best Criminal Justice Reporting, WKSU Staff—“Michael Brelo Verdict”

·         Second Place-Best Government Reporting, WKSU Staff—“ Cleveland Police Consent Decree”

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

·         Second Place-Best Sports Reporting, Amanda Rabinowitz and Terry Pluto—“Pluto on Sports”