KJRH 2NEWS Works for You has been recognized once again for its local broadcast news excellence by industry peers at the Oklahoma Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) 2012/2013 Awards ceremony held this past Saturday evening, April 20 th, 2013. 2NEWS received a total of nine awards in the categories of Spot News, Investigative Reporting, Special Programming, Videography, Documentary, In-Depth Enterprise Reporting, Diversity Coverage, and Health Reporting.
The “2 Works for You against Bullying” primetime program took first place awards in both the Special Programming, and Documentary categories. The half-hour special examined the growing problem of bullying and its brutal impact on our local community and what is being done to prevent it. It was produced and anchored by 2News Anchor Russ McCaskey and 2News Problem Solver Michelle Lowry.
2News received both second and third place awards for the Investigative Reporting category . Second place went to 2News Anchor/Reporter Marla Carter and Multi-Media Journalist Dennis Meister for their story about the recent City of Tulsa website hacking scare. 2News Anchor/Reporter Breanne Palmerini and Chief Photographer Jim Doutt received third place for their story that demonstrated and tested the fire resistance of household safes.
2News Reporter Brandon Richard and Multi-Media Journalist Andrew Mohler received first place in Diversity Coverage for a story about new immigration policy taking effect. 2News Reporter Brandon Richard also won third place in Spot News for a story he did with Multi-Media Journalist Jason Gear about the Creek county wildfires.
2News Multi-Media Journalist John Guthery received third place for Health Reporting in a story he produced about the Tulsa County Courthouse going “Pink” for local men, women and children with cancer. He also received a second place award for Videography for a story he shot of the Army Corps of Engineers training session.
2News Anchor/Reporter Breanne Palmerini and Multi-media Journalist John Guthery were awarded third place for In-Depth Enterprise Reporting on a feature they did about solving the horse problem in Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists recognizes the state’s top journalists ever year at its annual awards banquet. Journalists from two out-of-state SPJ chapters judged the contest’s more than 1,200 entries. The awards are an annual statewide contest for television, radio, online and print journalists as well as public relations professionals judged by industry peers. In addition to sponsoring the annual contest, the Oklahoma Professional Chapter hosts monthly meetings, presents and attends educational programs for local journalists, and hosts regular social and networking functions. At the national level, the Society of Professional Journalists has, for more than 90 years, been dedicated to encouraging a climate in which journalism can be practiced more freely and fully, stimulating high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism and perpetuating a free press.
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