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KCAW takes top honors at Alaska Press Club


KCAW made another outstanding showing at the annual Alaska Press Club Awards in Anchorage last weekend (4-21-12).

Here are our winners, and their work.

Best Breaking News Story, Radio
First - Ed Ronco, Robert Woolsey Coast Guard charges helo crash survivor in crewmates’ deaths
Judge’s comment: This is a well-written, well-delivered piece that makes good use of tape and narration to describe the predicament of the officer who survived a disastrous crash. — Corey Flintoff
Third - Ed Ronco Visitor makes “explosive” find on Sitka beach

Best Business Reporting, Radio
First -
Ed Ronco Smaller timber sales might help smaller communities
Judge’s comment: This piece was a really nice story that helped explain and personalize a trend of vertical “value add” integration in the timber industry. This story excelled because it combined rich audio storytelling with a consistent focus on the economics driving the trend. — Curt Nickisch

Best Comprehensive Reporting, Radio
First -
Ed Ronco Pelican struggles with absent fish economy (3-part series)
Judge’s comment: Ed did a great job of illustrating the importance of the cold storage facility and how the town is struggling since it’s closure. The writing and tape gave me lots of visuals – “something to look at” as Ira Glass would say. The writing was very conversational, and delivered that way too. — Kelley Griffin

Best Humor, All Media
Third -
John Straley, Robert Woolsey Occupy North Pole! Resist the Fat Man (but take his cookies)

Congratulations also to our colleagues Shannon Haugland, Craig Giammona, and James Poulson for their award-winning work at the Daily Sitka Sentinel!

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