KUT 90.5 and “Texas Standard” Win 15 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Awards

Apr 29, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas – April 29, 2019 – KUT 90.5, Austin’s NPR station, and “Texas Standard,” the national daily news show of Texas, have earned a combined total of 15 awards – including seven first-place designations – from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB) in recognition of excellence and achievement in journalism.

The awards, announced April 27 at an awards event in Austin, were earned in the Division A, large market radio news category. The following work, produced in 2018, was recognized:

KUT Recognition

Use of Actuality-Production
First place, “Why Are Austin’s Trees Having Such A Colorful Autumn?,” reported by Mose Buchele.
Second place, “This Tiny Austin Cemetery Has Been Here For 162 Years. Will Construction Force It Out?,” reported by Matt Largey at part of KUT’s ATXplained project.

Reporter
First place Ashley Lopez.
Second place Mose Buchele.

Sports Reporting
First place, “In 1956, UT Football Didn’t Want To Desegregate. So This USC Fullback Did It For Them,” reported by Jimmy Maas.

Feature (Light) Reporting
First place, “Why Is The Map On The Floor Of The Austin Airport Full Of Misspellings?,” reported by Mose Buchele.

Online/Special Content
First place, “La Frontera,” reported by Julia Reihs.

Specialty or Beat Reporting
Second place Mose Buchele, KUT-FM, Austin, “Energy/Environment”

Spot Coverage
Second place, “Austin Serial Bombings,” reported by KUT staff.

General Assignment
Second place, “Rising Costs Push Out Brooke Elementary Families. Bees And Bunnies Bring Them Back,” reported by Claire McInerny.

Digital Reporting
Second place KUT.org, produced by Stephanie Federico and Andrew Weber.

Texas Standard Recognition

Commentary
First place “School Shooting Scars,” reported by Laura Rice

Documentary
First place, “Outlaw Radio,” produced and reported by David Brown and edited by Leah Scarpelli

Feature (Light) Reporting
Second place, A Quest To Find The Origin Of The Mum, reported by Michael Marks.

News Anchor
Second place, David Brown.

A complete list of winners is available online.

About KUT 90.5, Austin’s NPR station
KUT 90.5, Austin’s NPR station, delivers in-depth stories by and about people in Austin – for Austin – with the highest journalistic standards from a variety of thoughtful perspectives. A founding member of NPR, KUT News has won more than 250 state, national and international awards for journalistic excellence. KUT’s work is directly supported by a community of sustaining members and local businesses whose investments power the news and conversations that matter to Austin.

About “Texas Standard”
“Texas Standard” sets the bar for broadcast news coverage, offering crisp, expansive coverage of politics, lifestyle and culture, the environment, technology and innovation, and business and the economy — from a distinctly Texas perspective. Hosted by award-winning journalist David Brown, the hour-long daily news magazine is grounded in the best traditions of American journalism: fact-based, independent and politically neutral reporting.

“Texas Standard,” which airs in 29 markets across Texas, is a project of KUT Austin, KERA North Texas, Houston Public Media, and San Antonio’s Texas Public Radio, in collaboration with news organizations across Texas. It is distributed by Public Radio International (PRI).

About the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters 
The Texas Associated Press Broadcasters is a not-for-profit organization made up of the various Texas radio and television stations who subscribe to the Associated Press wire service. TAPB serves as an advocate for key issues in today’s media and works with other groups on programs related to freedom of speech, freedom of information, and media law.

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Contact: Erin Geisler, (512) 475-8071