Breaking 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.