KNKX honored by SPJ for excellence in audio journalism
On Thursday, the Society of Professional Journalists announced the winners of the 2021 Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest. The competition honors journalists across SPJ Region 10, which includes Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon.
KNKX received recognition for its audio stories across seven categories in the small newsroom division.
Here are the award winning stories:
Surviving the flood: Violinist recounts harrowing scene as Nooksack rose to record levels by Bellamy Pailthorp
First place, environment and natural disaster reporting
Rep. Strickland wore a hanbok to swearing in. It felt more meaningful than she expected. by Posey Gruener
First place, feature, soft news
Aberdeen councilwoman believed to be first transgender elected official in Washington by Vivian McCall
First place, government and politics reporting
This story also recently won a regional Edward R. Murrow award.
Long hours, isolation, patient regret: A look at life inside a hospital overwhelmed with mostly unvaccinated COVID patients by Kari Plog
First place, health and science reporting
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