WVXU Recognized By Greater Cincinnati Society Of Professional Journalists

Jun 7, 2018

The Greater Cincinnati Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists have announced the winners and finalists in their 2018 Excellence in Journalism Contest. 91.7 WVXU, part of Cincinnati Public Radio Inc., is proud to receive the following awards as judged by the Washington, D.C, SPJ Pro Chapter.

BEST NEWS STORY
WINNER: “Metro Looking Into Weapons Policy, Training After Incident””
ENTRANT: Tana Weingartner
REMARKS: “A natural follow-up to a news story that provides
readers/listeners an overview of how officials are
responding to an incident.”

FINALIST: “Cameo Night Club Shooting”
ENTRANT: Bill Rinehart

BEST NEWS FEATURE STORY
WINNER: “Maintaining The Miraculous Monarch Migration”
ENTRANT: Tana Weingartner
REMARKS: “A well-written, well-sourced exploration of a
fascinating subject made richer with photos and video.”

FINALIST: “Should Jurors Be Picked From More Than Just Voter Lists?”
ENTRANT: Bill Rinehart

BEST GOVERNMENT STORY 
WINNER: “2017 Coverage of the City of Cincinnati”
ENTRANT: Jay Hanselman

BEST ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT STORY
WINNER: “Robotic Pets Purr-fect For Oxford Retirement Community”
ENTRANT: Ann Thompson
REMARKS: “Very effective use of actuality and natural sound. Entire story seemed to be told by letting sound tell the story.”

FINALIST: “Blink: Art For Ears and Eyes”
ENTRANT: Bill Rinehart

BEST WEB SITE 
FINALIST: “91.7 WVXU”

BEST RADIO NEWSCAST 
WINNER: “91.7 WVXU”
ENTRANT: Maryanne Zeleznik
REMARKS: “Direct, succinct writing. Good use of actuality.
Pleasant delivery and great inflection, which conveyed
meaning and importance.”

BEST OVERALL RADIO REPORTER
WINNER: “Tana Weingartner”
ENTRANT: Tana Weingartner
REMARKS: “Solid writing from hard news to features and good 
balance in reporting stories of controversy. Good delivery.”

"Recognition from fellow journalists is always gratifying, and we are grateful to the Greater Cincinnati Professional Chapter of the SPJ for these awards," said Richard Eiswerth, President and General Manager of Cincinnati Public Radio Inc. "They serve as continuing motivation to provide the best local coverage and engaging storytelling to our listeners."

Awards will be presented during a ceremony on June 21.