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KyCIR And WFPL Take Home 25 Metro Journalism Awards

WFPL News and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting took home 25 awards at this year’s annual Society Of Professional Journalists Metro Journalism Awards in Louisville. Among those were 17 first-place awards across radio and print/online categories. The winners were announced Thursday night.

Here are the winners:

Print/Online Metro Louisville

Enterprise/Investigative Reporting

FIRST PLACE: Only In Kentucky: Jailers Without Jails (R.G. Dunlop and Jacob Ryan)


FIRST PLACE: Kentucky’s Nepotism In Politics (James McNair)

SECOND PLACE: Democrat-Heavy University Boards Run Counter To Law (James McNair)

Crime/Courts/Criminal Justice Reporting

FIRST PLACE: Kentucky Justice? Kicked Out Of The Commonwealth (R.G. Dunlop)

SECOND PLACE: Dying For Dollars (R.G. Dunlop)

Business Reporting

FIRST PLACE: The Kickback, Fraud and Drug-Switch Claims That Ail a Louisville Pharmacy Company (James McNair)



Business Reporting

FIRST PLACE: Kentucky And Gambling (James McNair)

SECOND PLACE: Ford Truck Expansion (Rick Howlett)


Crime/Courts/Criminal Justice

FIRST PLACE: Kentucky Justice? Kicked Out Of The Commonwealth (R.G. Dunlop and Laura Ellis)



FIRST PLACE: WFPL’s Friday Commentaries (Keith Runyon, Luis de Leon and Ravon Churchill)


Environmental Reporting

FIRST PLACE: From Bundestag To Bluegrass (Erica Peterson)


Feature Reporting

FIRST PLACE: Getting Ready For The Royals (Rick Howlett)

SECOND PLACE: Healing Through Art In Louisville VA’s Psychiatric Unit (Tara Anderson)


General News

FIRST PLACE: Metro And Urban Affairs Reporting (Jacob Ryan)

SECOND PLACE: On Homelessness (Jacob Ryan)



FIRST PLACE: State Political Coverage (Ryland Barton)


Health Care Reporting

FIRST PLACE: Sick And Tired (Ja’Nel Johnson)


Investigative Reporting

FIRST PLACE: Only In Kentucky: Jailers Without Jails (R.G. Dunlop and Laura Ellis)

SECOND PLACE: Dying For Dollars (R.G. Dunlop and Laura Ellis)


Minority/Women’s Affairs Reporting

FIRST PLACE: Louisville Poetry Class Uses Writing For Addiction Recovery (Tara Anderson)


Series Reporting

FIRST PLACE: Trouble Behind Bars (R.G. Dunlop and Laura Ellis)

SECOND PLACE: Two-Part Investigation Into Enforcement Of State Environmental Laws (Erica Peterson)


Sports Reporting

FIRST PLACE: U of L Escort Scandal (Rick Howlett)

SECOND PLACE: How Black Jockeys Went From Common To Rare In The Kentucky Derby (Ja’Nel Johnson and Laura Ellis)


Spot News Reporting

FIRST PLACE: Jean Ritchie Remembrance (Rick Howlett)

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