April 16, 2018

WFYI wins big at Associated Press awards

INDIANAPOLIS – WFYI Public Media won a dozen Indiana Associated Press awards during the group’s annual ceremony held in downtown Indianapolis over the weekend. Among the honors were first- and second-place sweeps in two different categories of the radio division.

“We don’t take this kind of recognition for granted,” WFYI President and CEO Lloyd Wright said. “It’s part of our mission to produce meaningful, thoughtful journalism for our audience, so these awards are a tremendous validation of all the planning and energy that goes into that effort.”

Here is a complete list of the awards WFYI received:

Best Feature – First Place, Eric Weddle ("When Students Miss the Test at Arlington High, the Bus Comes for Them")
Best Feature – Second Place, Drew Daudelin ("To Address the Need for Re-entry Programs, These Prisoners Made Their Own")
Best Spot News Reporting – Second Place, Drew Daudelin ("City to Provide $1.2 Million in Assistance for Laid-Off Carrier Workers")
Best General News – Second Place, Drew Daudelin ("Months after Plant Closing Announcement, Workers Left Waiting")
Best Enterprise Story – First Place, Jake Harper ("A Drugmaker Tries to Cash in on the Opioid Epidemic, One State Law at a Time")
Best News Series – Second Place, Jill Sheridan ("Outside the Walls: Incarceration’s Impact on Children and Families")
Best Continuous Coverage of a Single Event – First Place, Eric Weddle ("Struggles at Indiana's First Virtual Charter School Lead to Closure")
Best Continuous Coverage of a Single Event – Second Place, Sarah Fentem ("An Indiana County Health Official's Fight Against Syringe Exchange Stigma")
Best Website – Second Place, Doug Jaggers (wfyi.org)
Best Use of Radio Sound – First Place, Nick Janzen - Indiana Public Broadcasting ("Restoring the Restoration: Refuge Gives Wildlife Habitat New Life")
Best Use of Radio Sound – Second Place, Aric Hartvig ("The Art of the Matter: Con Artists")
Best Short-form Newscast – First Place, Jill Ditmire (“Morning Edition Newscast”)

About WFYI Public Media
As a PBS and NPR member station that also produces local and original content, WFYI Public Media serves the public through six 24/7 digital broadcast services. WFYI Public Radio operates on two distinct stations – 90.1 FM and 90.1 HD2 The Point, while WFYI Public Television operates three DTV services (20.1, 20.2 and 20.3). Through intentional community engagement, WFYI has a strong education component, particularly as a hub for the public media initiative American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, and an ongoing public presence as an organization that amplifies the voices of our community. Additionally, WFYI runs the Indiana Reading and Information Service (IRIS), a reading service for visually - and literacy-impaired people. Learn more at www.wfyi.org.