(Atlanta GA – June 19, 2020) – WABE, Atlanta’s NPR station, has won seven prestigious awards from the Atlanta Press Club and the Radio Television Digital News Association.
The Atlanta Press Club Awards of Excellence honors outstanding journalism. Entries are judged on the quality of content, demonstrated reportorial skill and the impact of the work.
WABE has received four Atlanta Press Club 2019 Awards of Excellence in the documentary/series, use of sound, podcast, and lifestyle journalism categories. “It is particularly gratifying to see the broad range of WABE content that was recognized,” said Scott Woelfel, Chief Content Officer of Public Broadcasting Atlanta, which operates WABE and ATL PBA.
“With honorees taking the form of a radio story, multi-part series for radio, a podcast, and an online feature, the work is a vibrant representation of the broad slate of content that WABE offers its audiences, no matter how they choose to consume it.”
Specific stories include:
The Atlanta Press Club Awards are the latest in WABE’s numerous industry-leading awards honoring its reporting, storytelling and journalistic excellence.
Earlier this year, WABE won three Edward R. Murrow regional awards. Specific stories include:
Newsrooms submitted more than 5,000 entries for the Edward R. Murrow Awards across 14 regions in the U.S. and Canada/Puerto Rico. Each regional winner advances to the national competition where one winner will be selected.