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0000017c-83f8-d4f8-a77d-b3fd0d9f0000In 2020, WNIN, the Center for Innovation and Change at the University of Evansville and ¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? collaborated on a seven month research and reporting project to find stories of the coronavirus pandemic in seven Midwestern states.Students from two UE ChangeLab classes provided substantial data and reporting resources for this project. Explore their work here and the entire CBC series below. COVID Between the Coasts is an ongoing project. If you know of a Midwestern story of the pandemic that has not been told, let us know.0000017c-83f8-d4f8-a77d-b3fd0da00000CBC: Binge Listen to Season OneThe reporting was research driven. Dr. Darrin Weber and his fall semester ChangeLab class students, Maya Frederick, Timmy Miller, Ethan Morlock and Pearl Muensterman gathered, cleaned and created visualizations of demographic and coronavirus data in our selected region. Their work culminated in an extensive data visualization of the coronavirus progression in our seven state project area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smvmyHHNNEI" target="_blank">Learn more about the app and research.Full size Mobile0000017c-83f8-d4f8-a77d-b3fd0da00001

Community Honored for COVID Coverage, Bilingual Journalism

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WNIN's bilingual podcast and our ambitious collaborataion with the University of Evansville on COVID-19 coverage were among the winners in regional competition.

The community is once again honored for its support of local public media.
 
WNIN is pleased to announce that our journalism has been recognized with seven regional Edward R. Murrow awards in 2021. The Murrow awards are given by the Radio Television Digital News Association. The regional winners go on to national competition later this year. They are:
 

  • Overall Excellence- For the fourth year in a row, WNIN was recognized as the top small market radio news organization in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.

 

  •  ¿Qué Pasa, Midwest?, our bilingual podcast, received honors in the Podcast and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion categories. 

 

  • Covid Between the Coasts-  Our collaboration with the University of Evansville's Center for Innovation and Change is honored in three categories- Innovation, Writing and Sports Coverage. Covid Between the Coasts is an ongoing data and reporting project that will provide historical information about the pandemic in seven Midwestern states. 

 

  • John Gibson's Morning Edition newscast on December 17, 2020 received the regional award for Excellence in Newscast. The newscast, on the day after the first coronavirus vaccinations were administered in our area included extensive original reporting by the WNIN staff.

 It is noteworthy that the seven regional Murrow awards is by far a record for WNIN. Bringing that level of recognition to the commmuity for our COVID-19 coverage and bilingual journalism is an honor we are proud to provide as we recover from the pandemic. We want you to know that you can count on WNIN to continue to provide service to the community.

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