89.7 NPR NEWS WINS TWO AWARDS FROM THE OHIO ASSOCIATED PRESS MEDIA EDITORS
Receives First Place Award for Best Digital Presence

Contact: Meredith Hart, Marketing & Communications Director
614.247.2675, meredith.hart@wosu.org

COLUMBUS, OHIO, May 16, 2016 — 89.7 NPR News, the all-day NPR news radio station of WOSU Public Media, was honored with two awards from the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors. The state-wide division of radio stations recognized covers major markets in Ohio, including Cleveland and Cincinnati.

89.7 NPR News received a First Place Award for Best Digital Presence and Reporter Mandie Trimble received a Second Place Award in the category of Best Enterprise Reporting.

Full Ohio APME award details are as follows:

Best Digital Presence – First Place to 89.7 NPR News for online integration

Best Enterprise Reporting – Second Place to 89.7 NPR News Reporter Mandie Trimble for “Franklin Co. Police Deadly Force Cases Handled Differently”.

This examination of how the Franklin County’s grand jury process for police-involved cases is handled differently from other cases, analyzed the procedure that if a Columbus police officer or Franklin County sheriff’s deputy uses deadly force the case automatically goes before a grand jury. The full story can be accessed here: http://radio.wosu.org/post/franklin-co-police-deadly-force-cases-handled-differently

Comments from the Ohio APME judges for 89.7 NPR News receiving recognition for Best Digital Presence for wosu.org included:

“Lots of original content and news. This site had frequent updates on a weekend, and the videos of the talk shows are a plus, too.”

As stated in the bylaws of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Association, the main purposes of the Association are ‘to advance the profession of journalism’ and ‘to examine the news and the services of The Associated Press’.

89.7 FM NPR News is the only all-day NPR news radio station in Central Ohio and specializes in news and public affairs programming, including All Sides with Ann Fisher, Morning Edition, and All Things Considered. Live audio streaming of the station is available at wosu.org, as well as through the free WOSU Public Media mobile app.

WOSU Public Media is a community-supported, noncommercial network of public radio and television stations, and digital services.