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Award-Winning News

2009-2010 award-winning features and series

Seaway Valley & Hackett's: A Special Report, David Sommerstein
2010 National Edward R. Murrow Award, Investigative Reporting
Radio and Television Digital News Association
2010 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Investigative Reporting
Radio and Television Digital News Association
2009-10 First Place, Best News Special/Documentary
New York State Associated Press
2009-10 First Place, Best Enterprise Reporting
New York State Associated Press

A Year of Hard Choices, NCPR News Team
2010 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Continuing Coverage
Radio and Television Digital News Association
2010 Second Place, Continuing Coverage
Public Radio News Directors, Inc.
2009-10 First Place, Best News Series
New York State Associated Press

Cougars in the North Country?, Jonathan Brown
2009-10 First Place, Best Feature
New York State Associated Press

Hackett's: Under Water, David Sommerstein
2010 First Place, Enterprise/Investigative Reporting
Public Radio News Directors, Inc.

All Before Five 5-19-2009 Broadcast, Jonathan Brown
2009-10 First Place, Best Regularly-scheduled Local News Program
New York State Associated Press

Dede Scozzafava on the Heart & Soul of the GOP, Jonathan Brown
2010 Second Place, Interview
Public Radio News Directors, Inc.
2009-10 First Place, Best Interview
New York State Associated Press

Stories, Food, Life, Ellen Rocco, Editor
2010 First Place, Mid Atlantic Region
Tabasco Community Cookbook Award

Special Elections 2009, NCPR News Department
2009-10 First Place, Best Continuing News Coverage
New York State Associated Press

2008-2009 award-winning features and series

The Impact of War at Home, NCPR News Team
2009 National Edward R. Murrow Award, Continuing Coverage
2009 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Continuing Coverage
Radio and Television News Directors Association
First Place, Continuing Coverage
Public Radio News Directors Inc.
Special Mention, Best News Series
New York State Associated Press

Native American's in Baseball's Past and Present, David Sommerstein
2009 National Edward R. Murrow Award, Sports Reprting
2009 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Sports Reprting
Radio and Television News Directors Association
First Place, Best Sports Coverage
New York State Associated Press
First Place, Sports Reporting
Public Radio News Directors Inc.

NCPR.org, Dale Hobson
2009 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award: Best Website
Radio and Television News Directors Association

Migrant Workers on the Right Side of the Law, Part 1 | Part 2 | David Sommerstein and Brian Mann
First Place, Best News Series
New York State Associated Press

All Before Five, Jonathan Brown
Best regularly scheduled local news program, 11/13/08, 12/10/08 program,
New York State Associated Press

Food Bank Provides, David Sommerstein
Special Mention, Best Feature
New York State Associated Press

When Both Parents Go to War, Part 1 | Part 2 | David Sommerstein
Special Mention, Best News Series
New York State Associated Press

Stories, Food, Life, Ellen Rocco, editor
Gold Medal, Best Regional Non-fiction
Independent Publisher Regional Book Awards
First Place, Edited collection
Adirondack Literary Awards



2007-2008 award-winning features and series

The 2007-08 Steve Flanders Award, The grand prize given by the New York State Associated Press for the best radio news operation in New York State.

Immigration, NCPR News
2008 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Continuing Coverage
Radio and Television News Directors Association
Best Continuing News Coverage
New York State Associated Press

Hydropower comes at a cost for the Cree, Brian Mann
2008 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Hard News Feature
Radio and Television News Directors Association
Special Mention: Enterprise Reporting
New York State Associated Press

All Before Five, Jonathan Brown
2008 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Newscast
Radio and Television News Directors Association
Best regularly scheduled local news program, 5/23/07, 10/25/07 program,
New York State Associated Press

Farm to Farm, David Sommerstein
2008 National Edward R. Murrow Award, News Series
Radio and Television News Directors Association
2008 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, News Series
Radio and Television News Directors Association
Best News Series
New York State Associated Press
Best Enterprise Reporting
New York State Associated Press
Harold L. “Cap” Creal Journalism Award
New York State Agricultural Society
Second Place: Series
Public Radio News Directors Inc.

The Endless Cycle of Migration, David Sommerstein
Best news special/documentary
New York State Associated Press
Best News Feature
Public Radio News Directors Inc.

Winter Dash to Avalanche Lake, Brian Mann
2008 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Use of Sound
Radio and Television News Directors Association

A Tale of Two Zamboni Drivers, David Sommerstein
Best Feature & Best Sports Coverage
New York State Associated Press

Bittersweet reunions at Fort Drum, David Sommerstein
First Place: Writing
Second Place: News Feature
Public Radio News Directors Inc.

Ft. Drum awaits word on captive soldiers, David Sommerstein
Special Mention: Spot News Coverage
New York State Associated Press

Colo’s Eulogy, Jonathan Brown
Second Place: Commentary
Public Radio News Directors Inc.


2006-2007:

Rugby Brings Elegant Violence to the Adirondacks, Brian Mann
2007 National Edward R. Murrow Award, Sports Reporting
2007 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Sports Reporting
Radio and Television News Directors Association

Forestport Poker Run, Gregory Warner
2007 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Feature Reporting
Radio and Television News Directors Association

Latinos on the Farm, David Sommerstein
2007 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, Investigative Reporting
Radio and Television News Directors Association

Farmers on the wrong side of the law, David Sommerstein
2007 First Place, Best News Feature
Public Radio News Directors Inc.

Faith Across Barriers, Brian Mann and Gregory Warner
2007 First Place, Continuing Coverage
Public Radio News Directors Inc.

Creationism vs. Evolution in the Classroom, Brian Mann
2006-07 First Place, Best News Special/Documentary
New York State Associated Press

A Year on the Farm, David Sommerstein
2006-07 First Place, Best News Series
New York State Associated Press
2007 First Place, Best News Series
Public Radio News Directors Inc.
2006-07 Harold L. "Cap" Creal Journalism Award
New York State Agricultural Society

The sound of corn growing, David Sommerstein
2007 Second Place, Writing
Public Radio News Directors Inc.

The Biofuel Economy, Gregory Warner
2006-07 Special Mention, Best News Series
New York State Associated Press

Wind Power, David Sommerstein, NCPR News Department
2006-07 Special Mention, Best Continuing News Coverage
New York State Associated Press
2007 Second Place, Continuing Coverage
Public Radio News Directors Inc.

Faith Healing, Under the Tent, Gregory Warner
2006-07 Special Mention, Best Feature
New York State Associated Press

Food for the Stomach, and Spirit, David Sommerstein
2006-07 Special Mention, Best Feature
New York State Associated Press

Star Trek's Bold New Frontier, Brian Mann
2006-07 Special Mention, General Excellence in Use of Medium
New York State Associated Press


2005 and earlier