Thanks to your support for high quality journalism, WNIN-FM is proud to bring significant recognition back to the community in 2016.
For the second year in a row, WNIN-FM was named the top local radio news operation in Indiana by the Associated Press. In making their choice, the judges said that, "All stories in the entry were well put together. Good use of sound and delivery with all stories and reporters."
The award was presented at the Indiana AP Broadcaster's dinner in Indianapolis on Saturday. Also recognized was reporter Paola Marizan, who earned a second place honor for her work on the Reclamation Studios series. In making their choice, the judges said that, "A calm, reasoned examination of a hot topic in the U.S. Excellent work, interviews, and editing."
WNIN also took second place in the newscast category.
In the Kentucky AP contest, reporter Samantha Horton was awarded a second place honor for her feature included in our Demographics of Wealth reporting project.
WNIN is also a finalist for two national awards from the Radio, Television Digital News Association. In the Best Use of Sound category, our look at the annual alpaca shearing in Dubois County was recognized with a regional Murrow. Our Kentucky story on the purchase of an Owensboro distillery was also recognized in the Best Writing category.
The winners of the national Edward R. Murrow awards are announced in June. WNIN received a national award in 2015 for our look at three autistic teenagers.