KUNR Wins Three AP Awards
Reno Public Radio has earned three first-place awards from the Associated Press Television-Radio Association (APTRA) for its 2014 competition for excellence in broadcast journalism. The APTRA accepts entries from 13 Western states and KUNR competed in the small market station categories.
News Director Michelle Bliss won for best use of sound in a feature for her story on the unique ways that horse therapy can help adults with depression and anxiety. She also placed first in the sports writing category for her profile of Danny Toumarkine, a snowboarder who suffered a traumatic brain injury on the slopes and is recovering with help from the High Fives Foundation in Truckee.
Will Stone, a former KUNR reporter who is now working for KJZZ in Phoenix, received the first-place award for best use of sound in a hard news story for his coverage of Lake Tahoe's declining clarity.
You can check out all of the winning entries below.