Denver, July 12, 2022 - Colorado Public Radio earned five first-place awards from the Public Media Journalists Association, the highest number of first-place awards among the 100+ winning organizations.
The awards cover a range of categories: Enterprise, Feature, Investigative Journalism, Interview Podcast and Series. The winners are:
- Enterprise for Colorado's affordable housing crisis - and the people living through it, Reporters: Sarah Mulholland, Stina Sieg, Dan Boyce, Andrew Kenney, Claire Cleveland, Matt Bloom and Esteban Hernandez; Editors Alison Borden and Obed Manuel; Audio production: Pedro Lumbrano
- Feature for A World War II vet is reunited with the bracelet - inscribed with his wife's name - he lost during the war, Reporter: Stina Sieg, Editor: Andrew Villegas
- Interview Podcast for Back From Broken: Hunter Biden, Host: Vic Vela, Producers: Jo Erickson, Luis Antonio Perez and Rebekah Romberg; Editor: Dennis Funk; Music: Daniel Mescher and Brad Turner
- Investigative Reporting for Colorado In Depth: Humans Start Most Wildfires in Colorado. Why's It So Easy To Get Away With?, Reporters: Ben Markus and Veronica Penney; Editors: Chuck Murphy and Rachel Estabrook
- Series for The Workforce Behind The Workforce: Confronting Colorado's Critical Child Care Staffing Shortage, Reporter: Jenny Brundin, Editor: Andrew Villegas
“CPR News is committed to telling urgent, critical and joyful stories for the people of our state. It’s an extra bonus when our peers recognize that work for its quality,” CPR Executive Editor Kevin Dale said.
The awards were presented June 24 at the PMJA annual conference in Seattle. According to PMJA, “221 awards were presented to 101 organizations. The awards recognize the best work in public media journalism from across the country. Stations compete against others with similar-sized newsrooms. Overall, judges reviewed over 1500 entries.”
Other recent awards for CPR include Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association for podcast, news documentary, feature reporting, excellence in DEI and excellence in sound and digital, as well as a Covering Climate Now journalism award for short audio feature for CPR News climate and environment reporter Miguel Otárola's story, "Wildfires Are Ravaging the West. Research Shows the People in Their Paths Vastly Underestimate the Risk". More details on these and other recent awards can be found here.
About Colorado Public Radio
Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization delivering meaningful news, music, and cultural experiences to everyone in Colorado using the power of the human voice in all its forms. Roughly 95 percent of CPR’s funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations. For more information, visit www.cpr.org.
- CPR News delivers in-depth, insightful and impartial news and information from around the world, across the nation and throughout Colorado, examining its relevance to our state and connecting it to our community.
- CPR Classical takes listeners on an in-depth exploration of thoughtfully curated music – with an emphasis on Colorado’s classical community – providing context to a broad range of meaningful and compelling works from past to present.
- Indie 102.3 takes listeners inside the world of new and independent music – exposing them to up-and-coming artists and highlighting Colorado’s local music scene.
- Denverite is an online news source dedicated to Denver's curious and concerned.
- KRCC is a public radio station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, serving Southern Colorado. KRCC is operated by Colorado Public Radio in partnership with Colorado College.