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Spring Brings Wildflowers ... and Awards

Spring in Texas means wildflowers, warmer weather – and awards season in the journalism world.

In recent weeks, KUT News and “Texas Standard” have earned numerous awards for excellence in journalism, including a National Headliner Award, 17 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Awards and eight Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. Regional Murrow Award winners are automatically entered in the national Murrow Awards competition, which will be judged in the summer and presented this fall. 

Award-winning work like this is directly supported by our members whose investments fuel the in-depth stories we produce each day here at KUT and "Texas Standard."

Revisit these award-winning stories.

KUT News Recognition

What The Heck Are Those Blue Panels Along The Lamar Underpass?, reported by Matt Largey

  • Regional Murrow Award in the sound category
  • Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Award, second place, use of actuality production category

Homecoming: When Hurricane Harvey tore through the town of Refugio, residents looking for a little redemption turned to the one place they can usually find it – football, reported by Jimmy Maas

  • Regional Murrow Award in the sports reporting category
  • Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Award, first place, sports reporting category

KUT.org

  • Regional Murrow Award in the website category
  • Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Award, first place, digital reporting category

A Lonely Falcon Lives On The UT Tower. But Will Her Eggs Hatch?, reported by Mose Buchele

  • Regional Murrow Award in the writing category

He Got A Bad Grade. So, He Got The Constitution Amended. Now He’s Getting The Credit He Deserves, reported by Matt Largey

  • Regional Murrow Award in the feature reporting category

Continuing Hurricane Harvey coverage, reported by KUT News and “Texas Standard” staff

  • Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Award, first place, continuing coverage category (shared with “Texas Standard”)

In Port Aransas, A Turtle, A Funeral and Hope After Hurricane Harvey, reported by Mose Buchele

  • Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Award, first place, use of actuality production category

A Cousin's Mission to Say All The Things David Joseph Couldn’t, reported by Audrey McGlinchy

  • Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Award, first place, documentary reporting category

Why Is Hippie Hollow Clothing-Optional?, reported by Matt Largey

  • Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Award, first place, feature (light) reporting category

What's The Future Of East 12th Street? Ask These Developers from Dallas, reported by Audrey McGlinchy

  • Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Award, second place, investigative reporting category

How Austin’s Housing Market Locks Out People With Criminal Records, reported by Syeda Hasan

  • Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Award, second place, general assignment reporting category

KUT News’ energy and environment reporter Mose Buchele

  • Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Award, second place, beat reporting category

KUT News

  • Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Award, first place, overall excellence category
     

“Texas Standard” Recognition

Blowback How Police Put Guns on the Street and Congress Hides What Happens to Them, reported by Alain Stephens

  • Regional Murrow Award in the investigative reporting category

The Sept. 1, 2017 episode – broadcast from a makeshift studio in a Beaumont hotel room with no running water, using an internet signal from across the street

  • Regional Murrow Award in the newscast category
  • National Headliner Award, second place, in the radio stations newscast, all-markets category

The Wall: A Special Report from Texas Standard, reported by “Texas Standard” staff

  • Regional Murrow Award in the documentary category

David Brown’s March 3, 2017 host essay on fake news

  • Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Award, first place, in the commentary category

State Caseworkers Navigate the Risks of Caring for Children and Adults, reported by Becky Fogel

  • Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Award, first place, in the general assignment category

Hurricane Harvey coverage

  • Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Award, first place, in the continuing coverage category (shared with KUT News)

Help Wanted/Get Out about the history and current reality of immigrant labor in the United States, reported by Joy Diaz

  • Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Award, first place, in the series category

Texas Standard” staff and producer Jill Ament

  • Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Award, first place, in the local talk show category

Houston Exalts in its First-Ever World Series Championship, reported by Michael Marks

  • Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Award, second place, in the sports reporting category
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