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COLUMBUS, OHIO, MAY 22, 2023 – The Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Association has recognized 89.7 NPR News, the all-day NPR news radio station of WOSU Public Media, as Ohio’s Best Digital Presence, recognizing the work of Nick Houser, Jared Brown and Michael De Bonis.

Recognized as among the best in Ohio journalism, WOSU Public Media staff netted a total of seven awards, including one first place recognition in the following categories:

“We are pleased and humbled by the awards. They reflect the breadth and depth of our talented team of journalists,” said Mike Thompson, director of radio at WOSU Public Media.

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’.

“WOSU is focused on being Central Ohio’s primary source for radio news. The dedication and professionalism as evidenced by this recognition is critical to this success for our community.”

About 89.7 NPR News
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, On Point, Here and Now and All Things Considered. Live audio streaming of the station is available via smart speaker, at, and through the free WOSU Public Media mobile app.

About WOSU Public Media
The mission of WOSU Public Media is to engage, inform and inspire our diverse community. An NPR and PBS affiliate licensed by The Ohio State University, WOSU is a non-commercial multimedia organization serving over two million citizens in Central Ohio through broadcast, digital, programming, public engagement and education experiences. Learn more at