WUSF News Wins Four Awards in National Association of Public Media Journalists Competition
WUSF Public Media won four awards this week in a national journalism competition for local public media newsrooms.
Three of the awards were first place recognitions and one was awarded second place. The WUSF was listed in the competitions division for press teams with between eight and 15 full-time staff.
Additionally, a Florida Public Media collaboration that WUSF participated in also earned three first-place honors in the newsroom major division.
The Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) presented the honors at its annual conference in Seattle.
First place for “Searching for the Lost Children of Migrant Farmworkers” – journalist Kerry Sheridan
First place for “Morning Edition Newscast Feb. 9” – presenter Jessica Meszaros
Category Special Feature: COVID-2021:
First place for “The pandemic has strained the mental health of black Americans. It also amplifies calls for change” — journalist Stephanie Colombini
Runner-up for “The People Trying to Save the Florida Panther” – Journalist Steve Newborn
The Florida Public Media Awards for “Classroom of COVID-19: An Education Crisis for Vulnerable Florida Students” include:
First Place – Collaborative Effort
First place – long documentary
First Place – Multimedia Presentation