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OPB staff win dozens of regional journalism awards
OPB staff win dozens of regional journalism awards
OPB staff win dozens of regional journalism awards

Published on: 06/11/2024

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Several OPB journalists and staff members have been recently honored with regional awards for their work produced in 2023. Reporters, editors, executive producers, producers, videographers, audio engineers, writers, photographers, graphic artists and more have received Northwest Regional Emmy® Awards, Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Telly Awards and awards from the Public Media Journalists Association.

Their winning stories and in-depth reporting spanned a broad range of categories and subjects: politics, environment, science, arts and culture, food, history, equity, business, education and more.

This work – and all of OPB’s journalism and programs – is made possible by the generous support of OPB members. It can be found online at www.opb.org.

Northwest Regional Emmy Awards

OPB received five Northwest Regional Emmy Awards from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The awards recognize excellence in programming and individual craft achievement in television and media arts. Production teams from OPB’s original arts program “Oregon Art Beat” and its two digital video series “Superabundant” and “All Science. No Fiction” were honored in this year’s contest.

2024 Regional Emmy Award wins include:

  • Arts/Entertainment - Short Form Content: “The Deceptive Glass Sculptures of Dylan Martinez” (Eric Slade, producer; Stephani Gordon, photographer; Michael Bendixen, editor)
  • Business/Consumer - Short and Long Form Content: “Superabundant,” “Dungeness Crab: Oregon’s Most Lucrative Fishery” (Arya Surowidjojo, producer; Stephani Gordon, photographer; MacGregor Campbell, graphic designer; Crystal Ligori, narrator; Steven Vaughn Kray, audio)
  • Informational/Instructional - Short Form Content: “Superabundant: Soil” (MacGregor Campbell, executive producer; Emily Hamilton, graphic designer; Heather Arndt Anderson, writer; Matt Hemmerich, graphic designer; Crystal Ligori, narrator; Steven Vaughn Kray, audio)
  • Writer - Short Form Content: “All Science. No Fiction” (Jes Burns)
  • Audio: “Superabundant” (Steven Vaughn Kray)

You can see all Northwest Emmy Award winners here.

SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism Awards

Many OPB journalists were recognized with Northwest Excellence in Journalism Awards, one of the largest contests of its kind in the nation. The awards recognize the best in professional journalism in categories covering print/online, audio, television, and more.

The contest spans SPJ Region 10, which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. OPB received several first and second place 2024 SPJ awards in the “Large” division in the following categories:

At Large: Collaboration

Audio: Crime & Law Enforcement Reporting

Audio: Environment & Natural Disaster Reporting

Audio: Feature (Hard News)

Audio: Feature (Soft News)

Audio: Government & Politics Reporting

Audio: LGBTQ+ Equity Reporting

Audio: Racial Equity Reporting

Video: Feature - Hard News

Video: Video Series

Writing: Arts & Culture Reporting

Writing: Breaking News

Writing: Business & Economics Reporting

Writing: Environment & Natural Disaster Reporting

Writing: Feature - Hard News

Writing: Feature- Soft News

Writing: Government & Politics Reporting

Writing: Government & Politics Reporting

Writing: Investigative Reporting

Writing: LGBTQ+ Equity Reporting

Writing: Poverty & Homelessness Reporting

Writing: Racial Equity Reporting

Writing: Technology & Science Reporting

You can see the full list of SPJ award winners here.

The Telly Awards

The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens. Founded in 1979 to honor local, regional and cable television commercials, with non-broadcast video and television programming added soon after, the award has evolved with the rise of digital video to include branded content, documentary, social media, immersive and more.

Receiving over 12,000 entries globally from 6 continents and all 50 states, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world. OPB’s Telly Award wins include:

Gold Winner: Videography & Cinematography – Online

Silver Winner: Food & Beverage – Online

  • Superabundant: Season 2″ (MacGregor Campbell, Arya Surowidjojo, Heather Arndt Anderson, Meagan Cuthill, Stephani Gordon, Emily Hamilton, Crystal Ligori, Steven Vaughn Kray)

Silver Winner: Voiceover & Narration – Online

Bronze Winner: Motion Graphics & Design – Online

View the full list of Telly Award winners here.

The Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) Awards

OPB was presented with two awards from the Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA). The annual Awards recognize the very best in public media work and exceptional public media projects. PMJA membership includes more than 130 local public radio newsrooms across the country.

Awards are presented in five divisions representing public media organizations with as few as one to more than 30 newsroom employees. OPB was recognized in Division E, which encompasses organizations with 30 or more employees. Awards include:

Special Feature Category - Economic Impacts on Local Communities

  • Second Place: “Portland group works to make wealth redistribution a reality through real estate”

Visual Storytelling

  • First Place: “A new ‘Pied Piper’ robot protects Oregon’s vineyards from pests with some good vibes”

You can find the full list of PMJA winners here.

News Source : https://www.opb.org/pressroom/opb-staff-win-dozens-of-regional-journalism-awards/

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