Idaho Education News captured 14 awards — including first-place honors for online general excellence — in the 2017 Idaho Press Club’s awards competition.
The Press Club awards, announced Saturday night, are open to online news organizations, newspapers and radio and TV stations across the state.
Idaho Education News also received a first place in the First Amendment award, competing against news outlets across the state, for advocating openness in government. The award-winning entry focused on the Nampa School District’s secretive process in hiring a new superintendent.
Idaho Education News’ Andrew Reed also captured a first-place award, when he was named broadcast photographer of the year.
Here’s the full list of Idaho Education News awards, with links to the winning work:
- Watchdog/investigative report: Devin Bodkin and Randy Schrader, for “Oneida’s unorthodox partnership impacts millions of dollars and hundreds of students.”
- Best blog: Kevin Richert, second place.
- Best blog: Melanie Flake, third place.
- Best podcast: Richert and Clark Corbin, second place, for their “Extra Credit” podcast remembering former Gov. Cecil Andrus.
- Best use of interactivity: Reed, for first day of school photo contest.
- Website, special purpose: Jennifer Swindell, second place, for “The People’s Perspective.”
- Website, special purpose: Swindell and Schrader, third place, for “Data By The Numbers.”
- Reporter of the year, print: Richert, third place.
- Light feature report: Reed, third place, for “13-year-old violinist and dancer entertains downtown Boise.”
- Education reporting: Corbin, third place, for “Danielson Framework creator expresses concerns.”
- Education reporting: Richert and Schrader, honorable mention, for “After the snow, hundreds of school days melted away.”
Last week, Idaho Education News also captured four regional Edward R. Murrow awards for digital news reporting.