Archive for the ‘Award Winners’ Category

Religion in School Complaint

Monday, October 24th, 2005

A Christian activist group in Raleigh is accusing a public elementary school of promoting new age religion. Partnership elementary school sponsored a presentation on stress reduction at the beginning of the school year. It included leading children through yoga-like breathing exercises. The Christian group claims the presentation was religious in nature and therefore violates the first amendment. But the presenter says she didn’t break any laws. Jessica Jones reports.

Note: This story won second place in the education category of the Radio Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas contest.

Truth and Reconciliation in Greensboro

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

In Greensboro, the country’s first truth and reconciliation commission has completed a series of public hearings. Now the Commissioners must process hours of testimony, sift through stacks of legal documents and compile a final report on what they see as the truth behind November 3rd 1979. In other words – now the really hard work begins. Rusty Jacobs reports.

Note: WUNC\’s coverage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission won the Radio – Television News Director\’s Association Edward R. Murrow Southeast Regional Radio Award for continuing coverage.

Diary of a Katrina Volunteer

Friday, September 30th, 2005

The effects of Hurricane Katrina still are reverberating across the country. Concerned citizens have donated food, clothing, and money to those affected by the hurricane\’s wrath. And then there were those people who wanted to do more than just write a check to the Red Cross. They wanted to see the devestation for themselves. They wanted to help out in a more up close and personal way. Leoneda Inge has the story of a Durham woman who heeded that call.

Note: This story won first place in the general news category of the Radio Television News Directors Association contest. It also won third place for hurricane coverage in the National Headliner Awards. It also won second place in the feature reporting category of the Society of Professional Journalists – Green Eyeshade Awards.

Mobile Hosiptal in Mississippi

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Doctors, Nurses and Emergency Providers from North Carolina have been in Mississippi since soon after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. The North Carolina teams have been working out of a mobile hospital. It’s the only facility of its kind in the United States. Rose Hoban reports.

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Note: This story won the Radio – Television News Director\’s Association Edward R. Murrow Southeast Regional Radio Award for feature/hard news.

Commission Hears Different Truths

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

The Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission has completed another round of public hearings. The commission has heard hours of testimony from lawyers, activists, police officers, and Greensboro residents. Each person has offered a recollection of what happened on November 3, 1979 – the day a group of KKK members and neo-Nazis shot and killed five labor organizers. Rusty Jacobs reports.

Note: WUNC\’s coverage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission won the Radio – Television News Director\’s Association Edward R. Murrow Southeast Regional Radio Award for continuing coverage.