ArtZine—Television at its finest.
- Top honors in the 2006 large-market information programming category. Awarded by National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)
- 2006 Regional Emmy, Arts/Entertainment Program
ArtZine is a television magazine featuring local art organizations, activities and artists. A unique collaboration between WOSU and the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC), Artzine is designed to develop greater appreciation of the cultural opportunities available in central Ohio. ArtZine strives to show the process behind exhibitions, festivals, and productions. Features have included the Columbus Arts Festival, musicians, muralists, sculptors, painters, mimes and actors. ArtZine is co-produced by WOSU TV’s Cindy Gaillard and Forest Godsey.
According to a recent press release from NETA, the judges remarked that ArtZine “succeeds in making the connection between the producer’s idea, the camera person’s view, the artist’s work, and the viewer’s experience.” They praised the content of each of the varied segments, finding the total production to be “well put-together and terrific.”
Society of Professional Journalism Awards
- First place for Best Social Justice Reporting—Tom Borgerding
- First place for Best Investigative Reporting—Mandie Trimble
- Best Documentary—Christopher Purdy
WOSU’s Mandie Trimble was awarded first place for Best Investigative Reporting for her story “Crime Stats: Police Caught on Inaccurate Numbers.” Her story took a close look at police department statistics and their lack of accuracy. Tom Borgerding also won a first place award in the Best Social Justice Reporting category for his story: “2nd Chance Agency: Helping Ex-offenders Find Work,” and WOSU FM host Christopher Purdy won a second place award for Best Documentary for “Journey with the Arts: Dawn Powell.” The Dawn Powell special was part of Ohio Arts Alive “A Journey with the Arts Throughout Ohio,” a radio series Christopher hosts and produces.
Ohio Public Broadcasting Awards
- Community Service Award—Christina Morgan, WOSU Radio
- Arts & Cultural Affairs Award (Honorable Mention); Earl Wild at 90—Christopher Purdy, WOSU Radio
- Arts & Cultural Affairs Award (Honorable Mention); Ohio Arts Alive—Christopher Purdy, WOSU Radio
- Producer of the Year Award—Boyce Lancaster, WOSU Radio
- Program of the Year Award (Honorable Mention); Improving Health Literacy Through Communication—Christina Morgan, WOSU Radio
Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Awards
- First place for Enterprise Reporting—Tom Borgerding
- First place for Best Use of Sound—Sam Hendren
- First place for Best Continuing Coverage—Mandie Trimble
The WOSU News Department was recently honored with three 2006 Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Awards. WOSU won the awards in the large market radio division which includes stations in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus.
WOSU's Tom Borgerding won first place for “Enterprise Reporting” for his story on how efficient grocery store supply chain management means less food for food pantries. WOSU’s Sam Hendren won first place for "Best Use of Sound" for his story on Returning Iraq War Veterans. The WOSU News Team, led by Mandie Trimble's reporting, won first place for "Best Continuing Coverage" for its coverage of the Deborah Pryce - Mary Jo Kilroy race for Congress.
WOSU Internal Awards
2006 Spirit Award—Presented annually to honor volunteers best exemplifying the the use of time, talents and devotion to WOSU Public Media.
- Rob Pelfrey
- D.J. Williams
Josephine S. Failer Award— Presented annually to honor a single volunteer making an outstanding contribution to WOSU and contributing to the excellence of The Ohio State University and the community.
Dr. I. Keith Tyler Award—Presented annually to honor excellence in educational, informational, and public affairs broadcasting.
Robert C. Higgy Technology Achievement Award—Presented annually to honor a staff member or team forging new paths in the utilization of technology and dedicated to sustaining technical development, quality, and innovation.