June 16, 2021

Indiana Pro SPJ Awards Recognize WFYI Journalists For Outstanding Work During A Challenging 2020

Journalism, Podcasts, Social Media Recognized for Excellence

INDIANAPOLIS – WFYI Public Media journalists have earned more than a dozen "Best of Indiana" awards from the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) for their work during the challenging year of 2020.

Reporters, editors and producers for WFYI were recognized by out-of-state judges selected by the organization for outstanding coverage across multiple platforms: radio, television, digital and social media.

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In addition, two new WFYI Public Media employees earned awards for work they completed before joining the organization. Dylan Peers McCoy, reporter earned first place for her education reporting at Chalkbeat Indiana. Lindsey Erdody, digital editor, earned first and second place honors for her work at the Indiana Business Journal.

The awards program, shown online, featured a tribute to WFYI reporter Jill Ditmire, who died in January 2021 at age 56.

You can watch the entire awards program on YouTube.

About WFYI Public Media

Since 1970, WFYI has served Central Indiana as a trusted friend. Its nonprofit public radio and TV stations, digital engagement and community engagement activities inform, entertain and educate Hoosiers of all ages and walks of life. WFYI broadcasts original content as well as programming from PBS and NPR. Learn more at wfyi.org.