We had you covered on humpback whale science, crime reporting, and even sports! KCAW News made several trips to the podium last Saturday (4-25-15) at the 2015 Alaska Press Club Awards.


The Sitka Sentinel and KCAW – Raven Radio took home fourteen awards at this year’s Alaska Press Club. The wide array of stories covered healthcare, crime, sports, science, and comedy. (Rachel Waldholz/KCAW photo)


Rachel Waldholz celebrates her award for the first story in four part series about the Endangered Species Act. The story mixes archival audio with interviews of officials who were there at the time. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)

In case you missed them, here’s a rundown of our award-winning news last year.

Best Reporting on Science
First Place – Rachel Waldholz, Ellen Chenoweth. Origins of the Endangered Species Act.

Best Sports Reporting
First Place – Emily Kwong. Sitka Sound Slayers: A Women’s Movement on Wheels.

Best Profile
First Place – Emily Kwong. At 81, STA’s Elder of the Year is Busy.
Second Place – Emily Forman. The Unlikely Path of Alaska’s New Orthodox Bishop.

Best Reporting on Crime or Courts
Third Place – Robert Woolsey. Robidou’s Defense Examines School’s Party Culture, Relationships.

Best Humor (All Media)
Second Place – John Straley, Finn Straley, Robert Woolsey. Santahack!

Along with exceptional work from our dazzling counterparts at the Daily Sentinel, and freelance writer (and Sitka Soup publisher) Will Swagel, Sitka media brought home a total of fifteen Press Club Awards.


Winter fellow Emily Kwong took home two first place awards, for best sports reporting and best profile. (Rachel Waldholz/KCAW photo)