NATAS Emmy Awards

WOSU Public Media was awarded six Emmy’s at the 44th Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards ceremony held Saturday, August 9, 2008. Below is a list of the winners:

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Ohio SPJ Award Winners

The WOSU News Team was awarded six 2008 Ohio Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Awards. The competition honors print, online and broadcast journalists in Ohio who best served the public interest and promoted freedom in 2007.

The WOSU 820 AM News Team was awarded second place for Best News Operation. WOSU’s Sam Hendren was awarded first place for Best Minority Issues Coverage for his story “9-1-1 Response Delayed.” Hendren was also awarded third place for Best Feature Reporting for his story “Spray and Neuter in Rural Ohio.” Tom Borgerding won second place for Best Consumer Reporting for his story “High Street Micro-Economy.” Christina Morgan won second place for Best Enterprise Reporting for her story “Helping Young Offenders Stay Out of Jail.” And last but not least, WOSU was awarded third place for Best Television Public Affairs Program for Columbus on the Record.

AP Awards

The WOSU News Department was honored with three 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 Mike Thompson won first place for “Best Use of Sound” for his story Buckeye Fans Get Ready for the BCS. Thompson also won second place for “Best Feature” for his story St. Joseph Home Sale Help. WOSU’s Sam Hendren won second place for "Best Use of Sound" for his story Community Garden.

NETA Award

National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) presented WOSU Public Media with a First Place award for WOSU@COSI in the Promotion: Special Event category for the grand opening weekend celebration.

PRism Awards

The WOSU Marketing and Communications department was honored with two PRism awards by the central Ohio chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (one for earned media and one for community relations around The War outreach efforts).

Community Achievement Award

Fred Andrle was honored by the Christopher Columbus Education Foundation with a Community Achievement Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.

A. Peter Costanza Award for Excellence

Christopher Purdy received the A. Peter Costanza Award for Excellence from the Graduate Faculty Committee of The Ohio State University School of Music. Chris received the award for his Doctor of Music Arts (DMA) document titled "Edward Downes, A Life in Music and the Media."

Darrin McDonald’s Work Honored with an Aurora Award

Darrin’s five-minute documentary biography on cartoonist Milton Caniff won a Golden Aurora Award in the documentary-biography category.

ProMusica Honors Boyce Lancaster

Boyce Lancaster was honored by the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra with the 2007-08 Marjorie L. Lazarus Golden Baton Award. Boyce received the award for his ongoing work with ProMusica.