SETTING THE STANDARD FOR EXCELLENCE

During Fiscal Year 2016, New York Public Radio continued to set the standard for excellence across public media. WQXR’s Q2 Music team brought home the Peabody for its innovative podcast Meet the Composer, the WNYC Newsroom received the DuPont for its investigative series on the New York Police Department, and Matt Katz was named “New Jersey Journalist of the Year.”

Meet the Composer
Q2 Music’s podcast Meet the Composer, hosted by violist Nadia Sirota, was honored with a prestigious George Foster Peabody Award in the radio/podcast category in May. The podcast takes listeners into the minds and creative processes of the composers making some of the most innovative, compelling and beautiful music today. Driven by the love of the concept and a devotion to sharing great music and the stories of the minds behind it, WQXR originally funded the program with Kickstarter campaigns. Of Meet the Composer, the Peabody judges wrote, “Fascinating, intelligent, enlightening podcasts devoted to the work of current classical composers. The show integrates music with thoughtful conversation about it without distracting from either.” This is the fourth Peabody Award in WQXR’s history. Previously, WQXR won in 1949, 1960 and 1962.

NYPD Bruised
In January, WNYC was honored with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for its investigative series “NYPD Bruised,” which documented excessive use of force by NYPD officers in low-level arrests. More recent reports in the series looked at the practice of “testilying,” when cops lie under oath; and how many states do not make police misconduct records public. “NYPD Bruised” also won a Deadline Club Award in 2016 and the Sigma Delta Chi Public Service Award two years in a row.

Matt Katz - New Jersey Journalist of the Year:
In May, the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists named WNYC’s and New Jersey Public Radio’s Matt Katz “New Jersey Journalist of the Year.” The society said: “Katz was selected from among all of our winners because his tenacious reporting on Bridgegate and Governor Chris Christie set the standard for coverage of an important statewide and national story that promises to continue to dominate headlines. Katz’s work is best described by Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, who says his stories demonstrate ‘his dogged determination, investigative skills and a passion for transparency and open records.’” Listen to Matt Katz’s work here.


AWARD LISTING

 

The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards WNYC News – “NYPD Bruised” Jim Schachter, Robert Lewis, David L. Lewis, Noah Veltman, John Keefe

2015 SPJ’s Sigma Delta Chi Award – Public Service in Radio Journalism WNYC News – “NYPD Bruised” Robert Lewis, Noah Veltman, David Lewis

2016 National Edward R. Murrow Awards – Use of Sound The Takeaway –Elevators: John Hockenberry

Academy of Podcasters at Podcast Movement – Best Sports Podcast The Season Ilya Marritz, Matt Collette, Karen Frillmann, Cayce Means, Sean Bowditch and Charlie Herman

2016 National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Awards – Interactive Feature WNYC Digital - “Interactive Talkbox Connects Underrepresented Black and Brown Voices to Our Newsroom” Lee Hill, Wayne Shulmister, Rob Christiansen, Paula Szuchman, SHoP Architects

2016 National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Awards – Top 15 Market – Sports WNYC News - “Young Harlem Athletes Are ‘Cross-Checking’ Hockey Stereotypes” Andrew Mambo, Karen Frillmann, Wayne Shulmister, Cayce Means

2016 National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Awards – Top 15 Market – Feature WNYC News – “Family and Faith Guide Eric Garner’s Mother a Year After His Death” Karen Rouse, David L. Lewis, Wayne Shulmister, Jim Schacter

2016 National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Awards – Top 15 Market – Commentary The Takeaway - “Challenging Racism in America: From James Baldwin to Ta-Nehisi Coates” John Hockenberry, Rupert Allman

RTDNA Kaleidoscope Awards – Network Radio/Syndication Service/Program Service Radio Rookies - “Not the ‘Right’ Kind of Gay” Dakota Salcedo

American Bar Association Awards – Silver Gavel On the Media - “Bench Press” Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Katya Rogers, Jennifer Munson, Alana Casanova-Burgess, Kimmie Regler, Meara Sharma, Jesse Brenneman

2016 The Women in Media Gracie Award – Podcast Host Death, Sex & Money Anna Sale

2016 Women in Media Gracie Award – Series Public The Takeaway - “Being a Woman Online” WNYC and PRI

2016 Gabriel Award – Radio WNYC News – “Why Left Turns Are So Deadly” Kate Hinds

2016 Gabriel Award – Documentary Radio Rookies - “Why Do I Stay?

2016 National Headliner Award – 2nd Place, Radio – Breaking News or Continuing Coverage of a Single News Event WNYC News – “The Cost of Our Water” Jim Schachter

2014 New York State Associated Press Awards: 2nd Place, Best Continuing News Coverage WNYC News, “A Child Moves From 'She' to 'He' With Confidence” Yasmeen Khan

2016 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards – Investigative Reporting, 1st Place NJPR – “Black Mothers Judged Unfit at Higher Rate than White Mothers in NJ” Sarah Gonzalez

2016 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards – News Documentary, 1st Place The Season – “The Worst Part About Our Sport” Ilya Marritz, Matt Collette, Karen Frillmann, Cayce Means, Sean Bowditch and Charlie Herman

2016 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards – News Series, 1st Place WNYC News - “Living Cancer” Paige Cowett, Mary Harris, Amanda Aronczyk

2016 PRNDI Awards – Series, 1st Place WNYC, The Long Way Home Mirela Iverac

New York Festivals – Gold Trophy Only Human – “Keep the Baby, Get the Chemo” Mary Harris, Molly Messick, Leital Molad, Amanda Aronczyk, Paige Cowett

2016 National Headliner Award – Radio Networks and Syndicators Documentary or Public Affairs, 2nd Place Radio Rookies – “Crushed: Teens and Dating Abuse

2016 PRNDI Awards – Best Multi-Media Presentation, 2nd Place WNYC News – “Being 12: The Year Everything Changes

2016 PRNDI Awards – Breaking News, 2nd Place WNYC News – “East Village Explosion” Richard Hake, Stephen Nessen, Sean Bowditch, Julianne Welby, Jennifer Vanasco, and Richard Yeh

2016 PRNDI Awards – Continuing Coverage, 2nd Place WNYC News – “Pope Francis Visits NYC

2016 PRNDI Awards – Podcast, 2nd Place The Season – Episode 8, “The Worst Part About Our Sport” Ilya Marritz, Matt Collette, Karen Frillmann, Cayce Means, Sean Bowditch and Charlie Herman

2016 PRNDI Awards – Series, 2nd Place WNYC, The Season Ilya Marritz, Matt Collette, Karen Frillmann, Cayce Means, Sean Bowditch and Charlie Herman

2016 PRNDI Awards – Soft Feature, 2nd Place WNYC News – “A Child Moves From 'She' to 'He' With Confidence” Yasmeen Khan

National Headliner Awards - Feature, Radio Networks & Syndicators, 2nd Place Studio 360 – “The Peculiar Sadness of a Toothbrush” Kurt Andersen, Jenny Lawton, Andrew Adam Newman, Julia Lowrie Henderson, Louis Mitchell, Colette Davidson

Association of Healthcare Journalists – 2015 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism- 3rd Place, Beat Reporting WNYC News – Fred Mogul’s 2015 Body of Work
Fred Mogul

New York Festivals – Best Special Report, Finalist Studio 360 – “Compounding the Paris Tragedy, a Blow to Culture” Kurt Andersen, Jenny Lawton, Andrew Adam Newman, Julia Lowrie Henderson, Louis Mitchell, Colette Davidson

2016 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists’ Excellence in Journalism Award – New Jersey Journalist of the Year
NJPR
Matt Katz

2015 New York State Associated Press Awards – Best Continuing Coverage WNYC News – “East Village Explosion” Richard Hake, Stephen Nessen, Sean Bowditch, Julianne Welby, Jennifer Vanasco, and Richard Yeh

2015 New York State Associated Press Awards – Best Enterprise Reporting WNYC News – “How Long Is Too Long To Wait For An Ambulance?” Brigid Bergin

2015 New York State Associated Press Awards –1st Place, Best News Series WNYC News – “Who’s Buying New York?” Charles Herman, Janet Babin, Ilya Marritz, Jessica Gould, Jim O’Grady and David Lewis

2015 New York State Associated Press Awards –1st Place, Best Documentary The Season – “Episode 8: The Worst Part About Our Sport” Ilya Marritz, Matt Collette, Karen Frillmann, Cayce Means, Sean Bowditch and Charlie Herman

2016 Deadline Club Award – Radio or Audio Reporting WNYC News – “NYPD Bruised” Robert Lewis, Noah Veltman, Xander Landen, David Lewis

2016 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists’ Excellence in Journalism Award – 1st Place NJPR – “Dirty Little Secrets” Sarah Gonzalez and the WNYC Data News Team

New York Association of Black Journalists Awards – Best Feature in Radio WNYC News – “A White Guy Walks Into a Black Barbershop” Jorteh Senah

New York Association of Black Journalists Awards – Best Radio Sports Feature WNYC News – Andrew Mambo

New York Festivals – Social Issues Documentary, Gold Award Radio Rookies – “Crushed: Teens and Dating Abuse

New York Press Club Journalism Awards – Radio Documentary On The Media – “Bench Press” Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Katya Rogers, Jennifer Munson, Alana Casanova-Burgess, Kimmie Regler, Meara Sharma, Jesse Brenneman

New York Press Club Journalism Awards - Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York Award The Takeaway – “Tales from the Towers” Rupert Gardener, Amber Hall, John Hockenberry, Jason Cowit

New York Press Club Journalism Awards – Political Coverage WNYC News – “The Tale of the Tape: Hillary Clinton's Gay Marriage Evolution” Andrea Bernstein

New York Press Club Journalism Awards – Special Event Reporting, Radio Studio 360 – “Compounding the Paris Tragedy, a Blow to Culture” Kurt Andersen, Jenny Lawton, Andrew Adam Newman, Julia Lowrie Henderson, Louis Mitchell, Colette Davidson

2016 New York State Broadcasters Award – Outstanding Public Affairs Program / Series The Takeaway – “The Community College Challenge” WNYC and PRI

2016 New York State Broadcasters Award – Outstanding Editorial The Takeaway – “The World Trade Center Elevators: John Hockenberry” WNYC and PRI

2016 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists’ Excellence in Journalism Award – 3rd Place, Best Podcast NJPR – “The Christie Tracker” David, Matt, Joe and Nancy

2016 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists’ Excellence in Journalism Award – 3rd Place, Radio Enterprise NJPR – “Family and Faith Guide Eric Gardner’s Mother a Year After His Death” Karen Rouse