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Receives First Place Award in Every Category

Representing WOSU at the Ohio Associated Press Managing Editors Awards ceremony were from left, All Things Considered host Clare Roth, digital news editor Gabe Rosenberg and reporter Esther Honig.

89.7 NPR News Host/Reporter Clare Roth (from left to right), Digital News Editor Gabe Rosenberg and 89.7 NPR News Reporter Esther Honig display their awards.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO, May 23, 2017 — 89.7 NPR News, the all-day NPR news radio station of WOSU Public Media, was honored with eight 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 in every category. Full Ohio APME award details are as follows:

  • Best Feature Reporting – First Place to 89.7 NPR News reporter Esther Honig for “Prison Labor to Thank for Ohio Stadium Sustainability,” a look at how over 95 percent of stadium garbage is recycled or composted thanks to sorting done by prison inmates.
  • Best Use of Sound – First Place to 89.7 NPR News reporter Sam Hendren for “Racino Saves Scioto Downs’ Harness Racing.” The story balanced the sounds of horses trotting on a racetrack against the bells of electronic slot machines.
  • Best Enterprise Reporting – First Place to 89.7 NPR News reporter Esther Honig for “Ohio Truck Drivers Join the Effort to Prevent Human Trafficking”, an examination of a new state mandate that requires all commercial driving schools to teach students about human trafficking.
  • Best Investigative Reporting – First Place to former 89.7 NPR News reporter Mandie Trimble for “Questionable Tax Breaks.” The story highlighted the disparities between property tax breaks offered in already thriving communities like the Short North.
  • Best Spot News Coverage – First Place to the WOSU News Team for coverage of the attack on Ohio State University in November of 2016.
  • Best Digital Presence – First Place to the WOSU Digital Media News Team.
  • Best Reporter – First Place to 89.7 NPR News Reporter Esther Honig. The judges’ comments included: “…Esther is everywhere – live reports, solid research, good writing. She finds stories, not just reporting from events.”
  • General Excellence, Broadcast – WOSU-FM tied for this overall recognition.

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, and 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.