Coursework Cover Sheet Kclu

(Scroll to the bottom for my latest. Not the latest, just mine.)

The shot above looks west from the eastern flank of the Jesusita fire, above Montecito.  The overlays are MODIS (the dots and squares) and GEOMAC (the red line). I think the GEOMAC data is older, but I’m not sure. Both were downloaded at about 4:42am, Pacific time. The newest detections are red and the oldest are yellow. They are from instruments on satellites and may or may not indicate major fire activity. One during the Tea Fire suggested that the fire had spread far down into the Riviera district and toward town. When I checked the spot, it turned out to have been a fire in part of a small isolated oak tree. No fire had spread to or from there.

Still, the data do show changes in the fire’s approximate perimeter over time. Step through this photoset and you can see how the fire has gone over the past few days.

Sean Trek has a way of seeing MODIS with radiative power.

It looks to me now like the next challenge, after saving lives and homes, is keeping the fire from burning for many more days or weeks across the back country. The trick here is to let the fire take nature’s course while also keeping it away from civilization. It is a significant fact that California’s state tree (the Coast Redwood) and state flower (the California Poppy) are both adapted to fire. One might also make the case that the latter is adapted to earthquakes.

I don’t doubt that if any of the three most recent fires — Gap, Tea and Jesusita — had hit fifty years ago, much of Santa Barbara would have been cremated by this morning. Since we are among more than 30,000 current evacuees, that might  have included our house too. Firefighting and team coordination have vastly improved just since the 1990 Painted Cave Fire, when more than 600 homes were lost. Experience from that fire led to many of the improvements that saved homes this past week. (For a history of Santa Barbara’s wildfires, go to Santa Barbara Outdoors, and read the remarkable series that starts here. It covers the eight fires between 1955 and 1990.)

Life everywhere is a losing game with death. We just hope that the substantive things we do and build will outlive us. In much of California, the chance that our homes will outlive us is smaller than most other places. Some homes lost in the Tea Fire had replaced homes on the same property that had burned in 1964 Coyote Fire and again in the 1977 Sycamore Fire. Among disasters that might befall homes in California, only earthquakes are more certain to occur, and in more places. Hence the higher insurance costs.

But still the graces of living here are exceptionally high. Mild, sunny weather. Clean air. Beautiful mountains and beaches. Wonderful people. Excellent university. So we do.

And every day we should thank the heroic work required of the firefighters who keep the worst of nature at bay. Posted 5:38am, Pacfic.

Meanwhile, I’m glad to see the subtitle in Gretchen Miller’s report in the Independent, Fires Burn In Canyon Near Painted Cave: Favorable Weather Conditions Keep Fire Under Control. From around 10pm last night. 6:20am

The LA Times has a story on the fire, dated 10:28pm last night.

Last night on KCLU before going to sleep I heard that the Gane House at the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden was destroyed. This confirms it. 6:28am

A news conference is scheduled for 8am. Just heard that on KNX, which has done an excellent job covering the fire.

Okay, the press conference just ended. KCLU, KNX and KTYD (and, presumably, some or all of its four sister stations) all carried it. KCLU bailed before it was over. So did KNX, though they stuck it out a bit longer. Only KTYD stayed until the end. (Bravo for them.)

The news that matters is that the fire is “contained” along the northern border of Santa Barbara. Thus spake SB Fire Chief Andrew DeMizio (who always starts by spelling his name). He was glad to see “that black line” on the new Incident map. Contained does not mean put out. He had another word for that, but I forget what it was.

The language is interesting. A fire is an “indicent”. Police, fire, Red Cross and other personnel are “assets”. Lifting an evacuation order is “repopulation”. My kid just said, “I thought ‘repopulation’ was what you got after the first population has died”.

Inexcusable, if true: No questions about locations still apparently threatened. (Could be that somebody asked and I didn’t hear it.) Specifically, the only two communities up in the Santa Ynez Mountains, overlooking the city: Painted Cave and Flores Flat. I gathered from the Indy story mentioned above that Painted Cave was okay. But the only way I knew that Flores Flat survived was from a little human interest feature that KNX has been running over and over again: comments by a woman who gave advice about what to take and what to leave behind. She said she had resigned herself to losing her home in Flores Flat, but was surprised to find it had survived. Frankly, I’m amazed that Flores Flat is okay. I’ll bet the firefighters gave special attention to that one. Maybe one of the places where the DC-10 laid down some of its 12000+ gallons of fire retardant was between Flores Flat and the fire.

Flores Flat is far up Gibraltar Road, between Gibraltar Peak (where many of Santa Barbara’s FM stations radiate from, including KCLU and KTYD) and the site farther up the mountain face where hang gliders and paragliders launch toward the city when the winds are right.  From the looks of the map and overlays above, the fire movement was eastward away from Gibraltar, and up and over the crest of the ridge near Montecito Peak to the east and LaCumbre Peak to the west.

The Tea Fire surely created a fire break as well. It burned much of Gibraltar road, and up the face of Gibraltar Peak, where it roasted the antennas of KCLU and many of the other stations there. KTYD and its AM sister KTMS are located a few hundred feet above and behind there, so they survived.  To the west of there are some of the main power lines that supply the city. As I recall those lines are draped quite high, and I suppose survived the fire as it approached Gibraltar road this time. Other high power lines coming into the Goleta side of town were hurt in the Gap Fire last summer, knocking out power for much of the city at the time.

The weather is much better now. Cooler, and moist, with marine layer fog moving in off the Pacific Ocean to the south. Vari0us officials cautioned that this could change, and in fact it probably will. Typical late Spring and Summer weather is early morning fog, burning off as the day goes on. Whether hot “sundowner” winds return is still an open question, but various weather sources suggest that won’t happen. On the other hand, if the fire gets into Paradise Valley on the north side of the ridge, the story might be different. The climate there tends to be much hotter and dryer than on the Santa Barbara side of the mountains. 8:50am

We have friends in Worchester who were going to Santa Barbara to see Katy Perry’s last show, in her home town. That last link is from Noozhawk, which I’ve neglected to follow more closely. The reason is that Santa Barbara is being repopulated with a raft of new and improved media sources growing like a ring of redwood sprouts where a mighty tree has fallen. That tree is the Santa Barbara News-Press, a once fine newspaper that was (and remains) in a much better position to survive than papers in other cities that are owned by stressed public companies or private individuals with shallower pockets. The story of the News-Press’s meltdown is not yet the stuff of legend, only because it’s still going on. Kind of like a fallen tree with a few intact roots, staying alive, but barely. For more on that, just look up Wendy McCaw on Google. Or read Craig Smith. It’s his main beat. A sample:

A major fire in town didn’t stop the Santa Barbara News-Press from doing business as usual. In this case, “business as usual,” meant laying people off.

This time, the unlucky employee was Jued Martinez. He was a digital image technician for the paper, the “go-to-guy for Photoshop issues,” as he put it, working in the camera (pre-press) department for many 15 years.

He announced his own layoff via Twitter around 1:40 Thursday afternoon by saying, “Wow! I’m available for Design work now. Just got laid off from the SBNP. Feel a little better now, not worrying about it.”

To witness how retro and self-destructive the News-Press is, go to their Jesusita Fire Coverage page. Click on a story. Say, this one. You get one sentence. Then you’re told to long in. Subscribers only. Hell, even when we were subscribers, we couldn’t get in there. I’m sure it all disappears or scrolls behind a paywall after a few days in any case. Gone like snow on the water.

Except as a source of fodder about itself, the News-Press plays a self-minimized role in the local news ecology. For getting news on the fire, that includes:

  1. Twitter search for Jesustiafire or Jesusita (@latimesfiresuses this search)
  2. Google News search for Jesusita (most recent)
  3. The Independent
  4. Edhat
  5. Noozhawk
  6. City2
  7. KNX
  8. KTYD
  9. KCLU
  10. KCSB

With the radio stations, I mean their streams, not their sites.

I’ll add others later (including stream addresses). Gotta go. Here’s a photo pool in the meantime. 9:33am

And here’s one last photo, courtesy of the only commenter so far on this post:

Thanks, nathan. 10:19am

They’re “repopulating” at last. The worst is over. 10:48am

Tags:"Santa Barbara", "Tea Fire", california, fire, firefighters, firefighting, Gap Fire, jesusita, Jesusita Fire, knx, ktms, ktyd, Montecito, noozhawk, Pacific, Painted Cave, Painted Cave Fire, Paradise Valley, Santa Ynez Mountains, South Coast, wildfire

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California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada

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Oklahoma, Texas

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Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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International

Region 1

Radio, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KOMO-AM - Seattle, WA
Overall Excellence
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KXL-FM - Portland, OR
Death Standoff at Washougal
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Audio Continuing Coverage
KIRO-FM - Seattle, WA
Fight For Freedom
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KPLU-FM - Tacoma, WA
I Wonder Why...Seahawks Fans Are Loudest in the League
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KXL-FM - Portland, OR
Longshore Uprising 2011
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KIRO-FM - Seattle, WA
Dangerous Burgers
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Audio News Documentary
KPLU-FM - Seattle, WA
Cat Trappers Fix Feral Felines and Return them to the Wild
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KEX-AM - Portland, OR
Flight of Friendship
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Best Newscast - KOMO Newsradio
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Born to Run
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Occupy Chaos
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mynorthwest.com

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KIRO-FM - Seattle, WA
Rest in Peace My Brother
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Audio Continuing Coverage
KBSX-FM - Boise, ID
Idaho's First Execution in 17 Years
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KBSX-FM - Boise, ID
Searching for Lost Apples
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KUCB-FM - Unalaska, AK
Catcher-Processor Endures Fire at Sea
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KBSX-FM - Boise, ID
Jobless in Idaho
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KCHU-AM - Valdez, AK
Valdez Summit to Sound Challenge
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KBSX-FM - Boise, ID
Living Nativity
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KING-TV - Seattle, WA
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Vancouver Riots
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KING-TV - Seattle, WA
Bully with a Badge
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KING-TV - Seattle, WA
A Family's Courage
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KING-TV - Seattle, WA
Amanda Knox: One Moment
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KOMO-TV - Seattle, WA
Terror on the Tracks
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KING-TV - Seattle, WA
Climb of a Lifetime
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KOMO-TV -Seattle, WA
Problem Solvers Investigates: Terror on the Tracks
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Video Newscast
KGW-TV - Portland, OR
A Tsunami Hits Oregon
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KOMO-TV - Seattle, WA
Baseball Ironmen
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KGW-TV - Portland, OR
Kurt Austin
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Website
KING-TV - Seattle, WA
kingtv.com

Writing
KOMO-TV - Seattle, WA
Eric Johnson Stories
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Television, Small Market

Overall Excellence
KREM-TV - Spokane, WA
Overall Excellence
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Video Breaking News Coverage
KHQ-TV - Spokane, WA
Bomb Scare Arrest
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KHQ-TV - Spokane, WA
Spokane Bomb Scare
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Video Feature Reporting
KTUU-TV - Anchorage, AK
He's Found His Calling
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KREM-TV - Spokane, WA
Pitbull Attacks
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Video Investigative Reporting
KTVB-TV - Boise, ID
Dangerous Behavior
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Video News Documentary
Idaho Public Television - Boise, ID
The Color of Conscience: Human Rights in Idaho
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Video Newscast
KREM-TV - Spokane, WA
KREM 2 News At Five
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Video Sports Reporting
KHQ-TV - Spokane, WA
Iron Heart
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Use of Video
KXLY-TV - Spokane, WA
The Guitar Hero
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Website
KTVB-TV - Boise, ID
ktvb.com

Writing

KTVB-TV - Boise, ID
Cow Power
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Online News Operation

Video News Documentary
The Seattle Times - Seattle, WA
Removing the Dams, Restoring a River: Massive Changes on the Elwha River
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Video Investigative Reporting
The Seattle Times - Seattle, WA
Methadone's Toll
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Region 2

Radio, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KCBS - San Francisco, CA
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Audio Breaking News Coverage
KCBS - San Francisco, CA
Occupy Oakland
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KCBS - San Francisco, CA
Occupy Movement
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Audio Feature Reporting
KGO-AM - San Francisco, CA
The 9/11 Generation
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Audio Reporting: Hard News
KXJZ - Sacramento, CA
Family Shuffled By Adult Day Health Care Closure
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Audio Investigative Reporting
KXJZ - Sacramento, CA
Toxic Town
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Audio News Documentary
KXJZ - Sacramento, CA
Dealing With Diabetes
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Audio News Series
KCBS - San Francisco, CA
Lost Boys
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Audio Newscast
KNX-AM - Los Angeles, CA
KNX Morning News
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Use of Sound
KPCC-FM - Pasadena, CA
Pot Raid
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Audio Sports Reporting
KXJZ - Sacramento, CA
Emotional Night in Sacramento as Kings Season Ends
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Writing
KOGO - San Diego, CA
Week Gone By
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Radio, Small Market

Audio Feature Reporting
KCLU AM/FM - Thousand Oaks, CA
The Sounds of Peace
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Audio Reporting: Hard News
KCLU AM/FM - Thousand Oaks, CA
Remembering Hiroshima
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Audio News Documentary
KCLU AM/FM - Thousand Oaks, CA
Korea: The Forgotten War
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Audio News Series
KAZU-FM - Seaside, CA
Fort Ord Reuse Slowed to a Crawl
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Audio Sports Reporting
KAZU-FM - Seaside, CA
The Monterey Bay Area's Other Golfer
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Use of Sound
KCLU AM/FM - Thousand Oaks, CA
The Sounds of Peace
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Writing
KCLU AM/FM - Thousand Oaks, CA
Four Legged Landscapers
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Television, Large Market

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KTVU-TV - Oakland, CA
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The Ten O'Clock News
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KLAS-TV - Las Vegas, NV
School Police Corruption
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KPIX-TV - San Francisco, CA
Students Rising Above: the Shanita Talton Story
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Video Reporting: Hard News
KTVU-TV - Oakland, CA
Hotel Arson
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KTVU-TV - Oakland, CA
Questionable Tickets
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KABC-TV - Los Angeles, CA
Witness: American Heroes
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KCET-TV - Los Angeles, CA
Separated by War: The Homecoming
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Video Newscast
KTVU-TV - Oakland, CA
The Ten O'Clock News
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Video Sports Reporting
KTVU-TV - Oakland, CA
A Wanted Man: Victor Conte
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Use of Video
KTVU-TV - Oakland, CA
Tony Hodrick Composite
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Website
KNBC-TV - Los Angeles, CA
Physical Therapy Scrutinized
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Writing
KGO-TV - San Francisco, CA
Wayne Freedman MMJ Writing 2011
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Television, Small Market

Overall Excellence
KION-TV - Sallnas, CA
Central Coast News: Being a Leader
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KION-TV - Sallnas, CA
Watsonville Plane Crash
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KION-TV - Salinas, CA
The Beating of Bryan Stow
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Video Feature Reporting
KSEE-TV - Fresno, CA
A Ray of Hope
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Video Reporting: Hard News
KHNL/KGMB - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii Tsunami Damage Update
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Video Investigative Reporting
KBAK-TV - Bakersfield, CA
McFarland Police Make Controversial Hires
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Video News Series
KGMB-TV - Honolulu, HI
Royal Wedding, Royal Ties
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Video News Documentary
KITV-TV - Honolulu, HI
Kokoro: Hearts Across Pacific
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Video Newscast
KHNL/KGMB - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii News Now at 5pm
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Video Sports Reporting
KABE-TV - Bakersfield, CA
League of Dreams
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Use of Video
KHON-TV - Honolulu, HI
Marines Homecoming
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Writing
KSEE-TV - Fresno, CA
Turning The Page / A Mendota Chess Piece
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Region 3

Radio, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KSL-AM/FM - Salt Lake City, UT
Overall Excellence
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Audio Breaking News Coverage
KTAR - Phoenix, AZ
Tucson Tragedy
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KSL AM/FM - Salt Lake City, UT
The Search for Susan Powell
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Audio Feature Reporting
KTAR-FM - Phoenix, AZ
The Venom Room
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Audio Reporting: Hard News
KOA-AM - Denver, CO
Bison
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KOA-AM - Denver, CO
Bus Stop Stuck
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Audio News Series
KOA-AM - Denver, CO
TBI Freedom
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Audio Newscast
KOA-AM - Denver, CO
Broncos WIN Newscast
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Audio Sports Reporting
KSL-AM/FM - Salt Lake City, UT
Life Without Jimmer
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KCFR-FM - Denver
Getting Hands-On at Colorado Gators
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KPCC-FM - Pasadena, CA
Pot Raid
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Writing
KJZZ-FM - Tempe, AZ
Beaver Creek Ranch
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Radio, Small Market

Audio Breaking News Coverage
KUNC-FM - Greely, CO
Colorado Officials Scramble to Contain Equine Virus
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Audio Feature Reporting
KNAU - Flagstaff, AZ
Blind Teens Experience the Grand Canyon
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Audio Reporting: Hard News
KNAU - Flagstaff, AZ
Census Shows Steady Growth for Native Americans
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Audio Investigative Reporting
KUNC-FM - Greely, CO
K12 Inc.: Public Online Schools, Private Profits
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Audio News Documentary
KUNC-FM - Greely, CO
Conservationists Mobilize to Protect River
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Audio News Series

KUNC-FM - Greely, CO
Government and You
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Audio Newscast
KNAU - Flagstaff, AZ
KNAU Newscast, January 10, 2011
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Audio Sports Reporting
KUNC-FM - Greely, CO
Pro Cycling Challenge Launches with Sport’s Economic Future at a Crossroads
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Use of Sound
KUNC-FM - Greeley, CO
Obesity Epidemic Plagues Even the "Thinnest" State
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Writing
KNAU - Flagstaff, AZ
Pollen Blizzard
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Television, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KMGH-TV - Denver, CO
Overall Excellence
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Video Breaking News Coverage
KPNX-TV - Phoenix, AZ
Dust Storm
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Video Continuing Coverage
KCNC-TV - Denver, CO
Trading Meth for Sex
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Video Feature Reporting
KUSA-TV - Denver, CO
Adde's Lesson
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Video Reporting: Hard News
KUSA-TV - Denver, CO
Life's Intersections
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Video Investigative Reporting
KPHO-TV - Phoenix, AZ
Toxic Secrets
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Video News Documentary
KMGH TV - Denver, CO
Out of Bounds At Pebble Beach
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Video News Series
KTVW Univision Arizona - Phoenix, AZ
7"EASTLEIGH, EL NUEVO COMIENZO" (EASTLEIGH, THE NEW BEGINNING)
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Video Newscast
KMGH-TV - Denver, CO
7News
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Video Sports Reporting
KUSA-TV - Denver, CO
The Beast
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Use of Video
KUSA-TV - Denver, CO
Dave Delozier Videography Compilation
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Website
KMGH - Denver, CO
thedenverchannel.com

Writing
KUSA-TV - Denver, CO
Vanderveen Writing Composite
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Television, Small Market

Overall Excellence
KRDO-TV - Colorado Springs, CO
Overall Excellence
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Video Breaking News Coverage
KVOA-TV - Tucson, AZ
PCSO Helicopter Crash
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Video Continuing Coverage
KRDO-TV - Colorado Springs, CO
Carbon Monoxide Series
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Video Feature Reporting
KRDO-TV - Colorado Springs, CO
Fallen Peace Officers
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Video Reporting: Hard News
KOLD-TV - Tucson, AZ
Desperation in the Desert
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Video Investigative Reporting
KGUN-TV - Tucson, AZ
PCC Investigation
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Video News Documentary
KRDO-TV - Colorado Springs, CO
Stories of Freedom
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Video Newscast

KGUN-TV - Tucson, AZ
KGUN - Best Newscast
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Use of Video
KRDO-TV - Colorado Springs, CO
Shayla's Story
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KGUN-TV - Tucson, AZ
kgun9.com

Writing
KRDO-TV - Colorado Springs, CO
Writing Compilation, Heather Skold
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Online News Operation

Video Feature Reporting
The Denver Post - Denver, CO
Bass player Charlie Burrell lays foundation for classical jazz followers
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Video News Documentary
The Denver Post - Denver, CO
Welcome Home: The Story of Scott Ostrum
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The Denver Post - Denver, CO
Shoots Like a Girl
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Radio, Large Market

Overall Excellence
WTMJ-AM - Milwaukee, WI
Newsradio 620 WTMJ
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Audio Breaking News Coverage
WTMJ-AM - Milwaukee, WI
The Groundhog Day Blizzard
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Audio Continuing Coverage
WTMJ-AM - Milwaukee, WI
Capital Chaos
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Audio Feature Reporting
WCCO-AM - Minneapolis, MN
Harmon Killebrew Obit
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Audio Investigative Reporting
KNOW-FM - St. Paul, MN
Minnesota: Weak on Bullying
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Audio News Series
KNOW-FM - St. Paul, MN
Following the Firearms: Gun Violence in Minneapolis
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Audio Newscast
WCCO - Minneapolis, MN
Newscast 3/17/2011
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Audio Sports Reporting
WTMJ-AM - Milwaukee, WI
The First Pitch of the Rest of their Lives
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Website
KNOW-FM - St. Paul, MN
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Radio, Small Market

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KFGO-AM - Fargo, ND
Overall Excellence
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Audio Continuing Coverage
KUSD-FM - Vermillion, SD
2011 Missouri River Flood
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KUSD-FM - Vermillion, SD
Cowboy Monks Sell Out
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KUSD-FM - Vermillion, SD
Abortion and Homicide in House Bill 1171
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KUSD-FM - Vermillion, SD
Pollution Plagues Western South Dakota Waterways
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WTAQ - Green Bay, WI
Reporter vs Food
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WTAQ - Green Bay, WI
WTAQ's Morning News
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KUSD-FM - Vermillion, SD
Frederick Wife-Carrying Contest
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North Dakota Public Radio - Bismark, ND
Bismarck Police Sergeant Remembered
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Writing
KUSD-FM - Vermillion, SD
Tech Builds Submarine to Explore Homestake
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Television, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KARE-TV - Minneapolis, MN
Overall Excellence
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Video Breaking News Coverage
WITI-TV - Brown Deer, WI
The Senators Flee the State
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WISN-TV - Milwaukee, WI
Collective Barganing
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KMSP-TV - Eden Prairie, MN
Hope on a Leash
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KARE-TV - Minneapolis, MN
Dramatic Rise in Homeless Teens
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KSTP-TV - Minneapolis, MN
Suspending Your Safety
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KARE-TV - Minneapolis, MN
Be the Change: Mentor
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KSTP-TV - St. Paul, MN
A Journey of Hope
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Video Newscast
KARE-TV - Minneapolis, MN
KARE 11 News at 10
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KARE-TV - Minneapolis, MN
KARE in Japan with Nishioka
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KARE-TV - Minneapolis, MN
Wet House
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KARE-TV - Minneapolis, MN
kare11.com

Writing
KARE-TV - Minneapolis, MN
Boyd Huppert
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Overall Excellence
WMTV-TV - Madison, WI
Overall Excellence
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Video Breaking News Coverage
KXMC-TV - Minot, ND
Mouse River Flood 2011
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Video Continuing Coverage
WDAY-TV - Fargo, ND
A Week of Water
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Video Feature Reporting
KELO-TV - Sioux Falls, SD
Miracle From the Marsh
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Video Reporting Hard News
WISC-TV - Madison, WI
Credit Union Shooting
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Video Investigative Reporting
WISC-TV - Madison, WI
Furnace Inspections
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Video News Documentary
WISC-TV - Madison, WI
Time for Kids: Recipe for Health
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Video News Series
WKBT-TV - La Crosse, WI
Service and Sacrifice
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Video Newscast
WMTV - Madison, WI
Senators Flee Wisconsin
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Video Sports Reporting
WISC-TV - Madison, WI
One of Their Own
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Use of Video
KELO-TV - Sioux Falls, SD
In Just One Week
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Website
WISC-TV - Madison, WI
channel3000.com

Writing
WISC-TV - Madison, WI
Andy Choi Writing Compilation
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Online News Operation

Overall Excellence
Star Tribune - Minneapolis, MN
StarTribune.com
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Video Investigative Reporting
StarTribune.com - Minneapolis, MN
Lethal Dose
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Video News Series
StarTribune.com - Minneapolis, MN
Lost Warriors
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Video News Documentary
StarTribune.com - Minneapolis, MN
Ford Plant Closing
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Non-Broadcast Affiliated Website
Milwaukee NNS - Milwaukee WI
Milwaukee NNS
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Region 5

Radio, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KMOX-AM - St. Louis, Mo.
Overall Excellence

Audio Breaking News Coverage
KMOX-AM - St. Louis, MO
Good Friday Tornado Hits St. Louis
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Audio Continuing Coverage
KMOX-AM - St. Louis, MO
Catching Kinder
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Audio Feature Reporting
KCUR-FM - Kansas City, MO
Helping the Homeless One Ride at a Time
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Audio Reporting: Hard News
KCUR-FM - Kansas City, MO
The Curious Case of the Cattle Rustler
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Audio News Documentary
KCUR-FM - Kansas City, MO
New Curfew Prompts Debate about Parenting, Violence
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Audio News Series
KMOX-AM - St. Louis, MO
Killing A New Generation
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Audio Newscast
KMOX-AM - St. Louis, MO
8:00 am Newscast
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Use of Sound
KMOX-AM - St. Louis, MO
Game #6, Some Left, Some Stayed
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Website
KMOX-AM - St. Louis, MO
stlouis.cbslocal.com

Radio, Small Market

Overall Excellence
KTTS - Springfield, MO
Overall Excellence
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Audio Breaking News Coverage
KTTS - Springfield, Mo.
Willingham Murders
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Audio Continuing Coverage
KTTS - Springfield, Mo.
Tornado In Joplin
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Audio Feature Reporting
WOI-AM - Des Moines, Ia.
Fish Farming as Alternative Agriculture
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Audio Reporting: Hard News
KBIA-FM - Columbia, MO
More than a little dry
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Audio Investigative Reporting
WOI-AM - Des Moines, IA
Iowa's robocalls: cheap, easy, anonymous and legal
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Audio News Documentary
KFDI-FM - Wichita, Kan.
Andover Tornado Anniversary

Audio Newscast
KTTS - Springfield, MO
KTTS Newscast Entry 2012
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Audio News Series
WOI-AM - Des Moines, IA
Being Muslim in Iowa

Audio Sports Reporting
KLIN - Lincoln, NE
Honoring #15
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Use of Sound
KBIA-FM - Columbia, MO
Six months after the storm, runners in Joplin get back on their feet
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Writing
KSMU - Springfield, MO
Angels of Mercy’: Scenes of Heroism, Lessons Learned Emerge From Hospital Ravaged by Tornado
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Television, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KMBC-TV - Kansas City, MO
Overall Excellence
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Video Breaking News Coverage
KMOV-TV - St. Louis, MO
Interstate Ice Storm
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Video Continuing Coverage
KCTV - Fairway, KS
Kansas City Public Schools in Chaos
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Video Feature Reporting
KSHB-TV - Kansas City, MO
Miraculous Save
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Video News Documentary
KMOV-TV - St. Louis, MO
Selling St. Louis
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Video News Series
KMOV-TV - St. Louis, MO
Selling St. Louis
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Video Newscast
KMBC-TV - Kansas City, MO
KMBC 9 News
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Video Reporting: Hard News

KMOV-TV - St. Louis, MO
The Most Hated Church in America
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Video Investigative Reporting
KSHB-TV - Kansas City, MO
William Norris Investigation
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Video Sports Reporting
KSDK-TV - St. Louis, MO
A Gift of the Heart
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Use of Video
KMOV-TV - St. Louis, MO
SAFB Refueling
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Website
KMBC-TV - Kansas City, MO
kmbc.com

Writing

KSDK-TV - St. Louis, MO
Mike Bush
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Television, Small Market

Overall Excellence
KCCI-TV - Des Moines, IA
Overall Excellence
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Video Breaking News Coverage
KYTV - Springfield, MO
The Search for Survivors; Joplin Tornado
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Video Continuing Coverage
WHO-TV - Des Moines, IA
Apollo: We Have A Problem
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Video Feature Reporting
WHO-TV - Des Moines, IA
Sky Rise
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Video Reporting: Hard News
WHO-TV - Des Moines, IA
Snuffed Out
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Video News Documentary
KOMU-TV - Columbia, MO
32 Minutes in May
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Video News Series
WHO-TV - Des Moines, IA
Deceptive Diets
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Video Newscast
KWCH-TV - Wichita, KS
Eyewitness News Wichita State Shockers
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Video Sports Reporting
WHO-TV - Des Moines, IA
Water Changes Everything
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Use of Video

WHO-TV - Des Moines, IA
Randy Schumacher Composite
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Website
KOLN-TV/KGIN-TV - Lincoln, NE
1011now.com

Writing
KCCI-TV - Des Moines, IA
Hanson Compilation
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Region 6

Radio, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KUT-FM - Austin, TX
Overall Excellence
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Audio Breaking News Coverage
KRLD-AM - Dallas, TX
Chemical Plant Fire
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Audio Continuing Coverage
KUT-FM - Austin, TX
Texas 2011 Ongoing Drought
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Audio Feature Reporting
KUHF - Houston, TX
Houston's Health
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Audio Reporting: Hard News
KUHF - Houston, TX
Not Under My Backyard
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Audio News Documentary
KUT-FM - Austin, TX
West Texas 1941: The Story of Guy Clark
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Audio News Series
KSTX - San Antonio, TX
Kelly Field: A Family Changed
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Audio Newscast
KRLD-AM - Dallas, TX
Newscast
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Use of Sound
KTRH - Houston, TX
Astros Memories Part 2
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Website
KUT FM - Austin, TX
kut.org

Writing
KUT-FM - Austin, TX
Matt Largey Texas Writing Samples 2011
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Radio, Small Market

Audio Breaking News Coverage
KCCU-FM - Lawton, OK
Chickasha Tornado
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Audio Continuing Coverage
KRTS - Marfa, TX
The Rock House Fire
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Audio Feature Reporting

KCCU-FM - Lawton, OK
Travelin' Texoma: Stafford Air & Space Museum
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Audio Reporting: Hard News
KCCU-FM - Lawton, OK
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