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KUT News earns 10 awards from Texas Associated Press Broadcasters

AUSTIN, Texas — March 3, 2014 — KUT, Austin's NPR station, has earned 10 awards — including six first place designations — from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB) in recognition of excellence and achievement in journalism.

The following KUT News content produced in 2013 was recognized:

First place: "One Day in Dallas: JFK's Assassination 50 Years Later," co-produced by David Brown and Emily Donahue

First place: Mose Buchele, KUT's StateImpact Texas

Specialty or Beat Reporting
First place: Texas politics, Ben Philpott

Sports Story or Sports Series
First place: "Blind Marathon Runner," reported by Matt Largey

Continuing Coverage
First place: "Halloween Floods in Austin," reported by KUT staff

Online/Special Content
First place: "Dove Springs Students Find Discipline inside the Boxing Ring," audio reporting by Kate McGee and video reporting by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon

Investigative Report
Honorable mention: "Flooding Highlights Issues at Longhorn Dam," reported by Mose Buchele of KUT's StateImpact Texas

Feature (serious)
Honorable mention: "Border Abortions," reported by Joy Diaz

Division A Feature (light)
Honorable mention: "Toads Gone Wild," reported by Mose Buchele of KUT's StateImpact Texas

Digital (formerly website)
Honorable mention:, KUT staff

About KUT News
KUT News, Austin’s NPR station, uses the highest editorial standards to shed light on Austin's civic challenges and opportunities and connects citizens to information they need to experience Austin, Texas. A founding member of NPR, KUT 90.5 established a news department in 2002. Since then, KUT News has won more than 100 state, national and international awards for journalistic excellence. The station relies on the community for more than 90 percent of its operating budget.

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. For more information, visit:


Erin Geisler