Idaho Education News’ website and staff members won 10 awards in the Idaho Press Club’s 2015 best-in-media competition. It was the most awards Idaho Education News has earned in a single year. Idaho Education News won six awards in 2013 and eight awards in 2014.
IdahoEdNews.org finished second in the Website General Excellence Online Only category behind first-place winner EastIdahoNews.com.
Idaho Education News reporters won the following awards:
Best Online News or Feature Story:
- First place, Kevin Richert, “Special report: Teacher Salary Gaps are Wide and They Aren’t Going Away“
- Second place, Kevin Richert, “Tiny Troy Faces another Levy Election”
- Third place, Jennifer Swindell, “Sonia Galaviz”
Best Online News or Feature Story – Video:
- Second place, Andrew Reed, “Idaho’s Candyman Doubles as a School Trustee”
- Honorable mention, Kevin Richert, “Linda Clark: I don’t have an exit strategy”
Best Use of Interactivity:
- Second place, Andrew Reed, “How Well Do You Know Your Lawmaker?”
- Third place, Andrew Reed, “Can You Name These Idaho High School Mascots?”
First Amendment Award:
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- Third place, Clark Corbin and Randy Schrader, “EDNews Uncovers Flawed Teacher Evaluation Data”
- Honorable mention, Kevin Richert, “ISAT Test Results Hit a Series of Delays”
For a complete list of winners, visit the Idaho Press Club website.