Boise State Public Radio's news team took home 18 local and regional journalism awards this weekend.
At the annual Idaho Press Club awards banquet, we received nine 1st place honors, three 2nd place, and two 3rd place. Here are our winning entries:
- Website, Special Purpose - Radio: 1st Emilie Ritter Saunders, Molly Messick -- "StateImpact Idaho: Bringing the Economy Home"
- Best Web Graphics: 1st Emilie Ritter Saunders -- "Mapping Migration: Who Moves to Idaho"
- Best Online News or Feature Story: 2nd Emilie Ritter Saunders -- "Do Business Incentives Create Jobs? Idaho Is One Of 13 States In The Dark"
- Best Multimedia reporting: 1st Emilie Ritter Saunders -- "Why Idaho's Doctor Shortage Won't Be Easy to Solve"
- Best Use of Interactivity: 1st Emilie Ritter Saunders, Molly Messick -- "Map and Tables: See Who is Spending For and Against Idaho's Props 1,2,3"
- General News - Radio: 2nd Adam Cotterell -- "What It's Like To Be A Mormon Democrat In Idaho”, 3rd Emilie Ritter Saunders -- "Why One Idaho Company Is Growing Its Own Workforce"
- Spot News Report - Radio: 1st Molly Messick -- "Former Micron CEO Appleton Leaves His Mark On Idaho, Tech World"
- Watchdog/Investigative Report - Radio: 1st Molly Messick -- "Travel Loans Jeopardize Success For Idaho Refugees"
- Serious Feature Report - Radio: 2nd Molly Messick "Tiny Idaho Town Ponies Up, But Its School Still Suffers"
- Light Feature - Radio: 3rd Adam Cotterell, "Archeologists Dig In Downtown Boise"
- Sports News Report - Radio: 1st Adam Cotterell, "Boise's Nick Symmonds Takes Fifth Place In Olympic 800"
- Use of Sound - Radio: 1st Samantha Wright "Idaho Swimmers Make A Splash To Help Break World Record"
- Website, General Excellence – Radio: Boise State Public Radio
Boise State Public Radio was awarded four prizes at the annual northwest region's Society of Professional Journalists gathering. The SPJ awards are judged regionally among news outlets in Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington, and Alaska.
- Online, Business: 2nd place Molly Messick -- "A Rancher, A Logger, And Economic Fate In Rural Idaho"
- Radio, Spot News: 2nd place, Molly Messick -- “Former Micron CEO Appleton Leaves His Mark On Idaho, Tech World”
- Radio, General News Reporting: 1st place, Molly Messick -- “A Rancher, A Logger, And Economic Fate In Rural Idaho"
- Online, Arts and Culture : 1st place, Sadie Babits, Idaho's Curtis Stigers Sings Of Heartbreak And Hope, Adam Cotterell, Off The Record: A Fictional Take On Idaho Senator Craig, Jessica Murri, Freak Alley Gallery Breathes Life Into Boise's Art Scene