WKSU Scoop

WKSU was honored by the Press Club of Cleveland with nine Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards at a ceremony on June 1 at the House of Blues in downtown Cleveland.  The station won five first-place and the best-in-show award for Best Newscast, which WKSU staff has received in four of the past five years. Award entries were judged by a panel of journalism professionals from press clubs and news publications across the country.

WKSU winners of 2018 Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Press Club of Cleveland are:

Beginning in late May, WKSU News presents Navigating the Path to Mental Health, a six-part series examining access and availability issues surrounding mental health care in Northeast Ohio. The project includes reports airing during WKSU’s broadcast of NPR’s Morning Edition each Tuesday from May 29 through July 3 and a community forum at the Akron-Summit County Public Library on June 27 at 7 p.m.

As Kent State University celebrates the end of another academic year, WKSU welcomes a new Walton D. Clarke Fellow to the newsroom. Lydia Taylor is a recent graduate of Kent State University and earned a degree in multimedia journalism. She is attending Kent State’s Journalism Graduate Program in the fall and will report and produce Morning Edition as part of her fellowship. She will also be working at Kent State Magazine over the summer.

Reporter and columnist Tanzina Vega has been named as host of The Takeaway, heard Mondays through Fridays on WKSU at 9 a.m. She begins on May 7. Vega joins The Takeaway from CNN, where she covered race and inequality.

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WKSU announces a year-long examination of entrepreneurship in Northeast Ohio. With a grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, the WKSU newsroom has hired two Kent State University interns to work with reporter and local host of NPR's All Things Considered Jeff St. Clair on stories that focus on business creation in the region. Kellie Nock and Lucas Misera will work with St. Clair on a variety of news coverage on the topic of entrepreneurship.