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WFPL News Wins 26 Associated Press Awards

89.3 WFPL News announced today that it has won 11 first place Associated Press Awards for excellence in journalism including Best Radio Reporter, Best Hard News Feature and Best Special Series/Documentary. In addition, WFPL News has been awarded 9 second place awards and 6 honorable mentions.   The awards were distributed by the Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters and the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters for news coverage in 2012.

The WFPL news team has also received the regional Edward R. Murrow Award in reporting for the 2012 "Defining Fairness" series. The series, co-produced by Phillip M. Bailey and Laura Ellis, is currently under consideration for the national recognition of this award.
  Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters Awards

1st place -

Best Website, Radio

Best Light News Feature - Gabe Bullard, "Park(ing) Day"

Best Hard News Feature - Rick Howlett, "The Raw Milk Argument"

Best Sports Feature - Rick Howlett, "Churchill Downs Supervisor"

Best Political Coverage - Rick Howlett, "Indiana Right-to-Work Battle"


2nd place -

Best Radio Reporter, Erica Peterson

Best Special Series/Documentary - Devin Katayama, "Unique"

Best Sports Reporting - Rick Howlett, "Kentucky and Louisville Meet for First Time in Final Four"

Best Light News Feature - Rick Howlett, "The Modjeska, A Star on Stage"
Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association

1st place -

Best Website (Metro Radio), wfpl.org

Best Radio Reporter, Erica Peterson

Best Enterprise Story, Erica Peterson "As Pain Pills Change, Abusers Move to New Drugs"

Best Use of Radio Sound, Devin Katayama, "Derby City Roller Girls: A Transformation from Show to Sport"

Best Continuous Coverage of a Single Event, Rick Howlett, "Right to Work Legislation"

Best General News Story, Rick Howlett, "Cards/Cats Showdown Puts Commonwealth in Bright Spotlight"


2nd place -

Outstanding News Operation, WFPL staff

Best Use of Radio Sound, Devin Katayama and Gabe Bullard, "John Banvard and the Moving Panorama"

Best Feature Story, Gabe Bullard, "Interstates in Louisville: An Oral History"

Best Continuous Coverage of a Single Event, Erica Peterson, "The Henryville Tornadoes"

Best Enterprise Story, Rick Howlett, "Food Safety vs Dietary Choice: The Raw Milk Argument"

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