Boise State Public Radio Wins 15 Idaho Press Club Awards

Apr 27, 2015

Boise State Public Radio's newsroom, KBSX, took home 15 Idaho Press Club awards Saturday, including six first-place prizes.

KBSX content was entered in radio, online, and print categories.

Here is a full list of winners.

General News Report – Radio

  1. Jessica Robinson – Northwest News Network – “Bergdahl Freed But Scrutinized in 2014”
  2. Adam Cotterell – KBSX – “Gay Marriage Fight in Idaho
  3. Samantha Wright – KBSX – “Special Idaho Court a Model in Fight Against Domestic Violence

Watchdog / Investigative Report – Radio

  1. KBSX and Idaho Statesman – In Crisis Series

Serious Feature Report – Radio

  1. KBSX – “The Road to Red: How One Political Party Came to Dominate Idaho
  2. Jessica Robinson – Northwest News Network – “Idaho Woman’s Fight For Foster Daughter Reveals A System of Difficult Choices”
  3. Adam Cotterell – KBSX – “How One Young Girl Could Change Idaho’s Strict Marijuana Laws

Honorable Mention -- Adam Cotterell – KBSX – “Counting Homeless Is An Inexact Science”

Light Feature Report – Radio

  1. Adam Cotterell – KBSX – “Why Boise Owns a 7 Square-Mile Farm (Hint: It’s for Your Poop)
  2. Frankie Barnhill – KBSX – “Artist Statement: 5 Emerging Boise Artists Making a Splash
  3. Samantha Wright – KBSX – “Tracking Dog Poop, A Sticky Problem in the Boise Foothills

Honorable Mention -- Jessica Robinson – Northwest News Network – “Founders of the Idaho Creation Museum Urge Visitors to “Think Critically”

Sports Talk Show

  1. Frankie Barnhill, KBSX – “Idaho Fish and Game Event Aims to Get More Kids Hooked on Fishing

Website – General Excellence – Radio

  1. KBSX – Boise State Public Radio

Best Multimedia Reporting

  1. Katherine Jones – Idaho Statesman – “At Zoo Boise, seeing animals in captivity leads to saving animals in the wild”
  2. Emilie Ritter Saunders – KBSX – “Why It’s Tough To Track What Lobbyists Give To Idaho Lawmakers
  3. Scott Stuntz – Teton Valley News – “Everest”

Best Use of Interactivity

  1. Chadd Cripe – Idaho Statesman – “Football chats”
  2. Nate Poppino – Idaho Statesman – “Election night chats”
  3. Emilie Ritter Saunders – KBSX – “Quiz: Do You Know the Difference Between Idaho and Iowa?

Honorable Mention -- Dani Allsop, Jaynee Nielsen – KTVB – “KTVB High School Sports Polls”

Series – Daily Print

  1. Audrey Dutton, Emilie Ritter Saunders – Idaho Statesman & KBSX – “In Crisis: Idaho’s fragmented mental health system
  2. Staff – Idaho-Press Tribune – “Getting from Here to There”
  3. Alison Smith – Times-News – “Domestic violence in the Magic Valley”