Station Highlights

KCAW News, Sentinel win at annual Press Club Awards

AK_PRESS_logo14Breaking news, features — or just a few laughs. KCAW News won top honors in the 2014 Alaska Press Club Awards. Robert Woolsey, John and Finn Straley, and Rachel Waldholz brought home four 1st-place awards and one 2nd-place, including two “All Media” awards. Our hats are off to our colleagues at the Daily Sitka Sentinel, who also struck gold in several print categories. Sitka may be small, but we know the news!

See the complete list of 2014 winners.

Best Environmental Reporting – All Media

Second Place: Robert Woolsey, Invading dove remixes Alaskan soundscape

“A well-researched and beautifully reported story about invading doves that was music to our ears.” – Maryana Bradas, judge.

Best Humor – All Media

First Place: Robert Woolsey, John Straley, Finn Straley, Santa to children: Website working, presents will arrive!

“Nice satire and deadpan delivery…. The best of the bunch!” – Tom Goldman, judge.

Best Breaking News Story – Radio

First Place: Robert Woolsey, Couple escapes as landslide destroys cabin

“Good writing and good use of an interview with one of the survivors made this a very compelling and listenable story.” – Corey Flintoff, judge.

Best Reporting on Health or Science – Radio

First Place: Robert Woolsey, Ninja captures mooing rhinos

“Good use of sound that truly transports the listener.” – Harlod Mester, judge.

Best Profile – Radio

First Place: Rachel Waldholz, Nose to snout at Sitka’s Fortress of the Bear

“I loved the sound throughout this piece. The writing was excellent and the story was unique. It was just a lot of fun and creative.” – Jeff Stein, judge.

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.

Recent News

Native language bill has personal meaning for Sitka family

Jessie Johnnie's speech was recorded by X̱'unei Lance Twitchell in September 2011. He asked her what students of the Tlingit language need in order to succeed.
Twenty Native languages, including Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian, became official state languages on Thursday, Oct. 23. For Sitka resident Heather Powell, the signing marked a personal victory for a member of her family. more

Mooney: Habitat Study explains how deer are adjusting to second growth in Starrigavan

Phil Mooney with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game talks about the deer habitat study, begun this summer with variety of agencies. more