KUT News and Texas Standard Earn Multiple Awards for Excellence
The KUT News and “Texas Standard” newsrooms have earned local and national industry recognition for their coverage of stories that matter – from local and state news, to human interest and commentary.
It's thanks to direct support from listeners that our journalists can spend the time digging deep into a story to provide context, nuance and perspective, while meeting the highest journalistic standards.
Explore these award-winning stories produced in 2018:
Barbara Jordan Media Award sponsored by the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities
- “Capital Metro tests new ways to help blind riders catch the bus,” reported by KUT’s Nadia Hamdan
- The Nov. 7 “Texas Standard” show examining what the election results say about the future of the Lone Star State, produced and reported by “Texas Standard” staff, won first place in the newscast category.
- The “Texas Standard” series “The Whole Truth,” which features stories that can seem so intimate, it’s as if listeners are eavesdropping on a person’s private life, won second place in the news series category. Reporter/Producer Joy Diaz curates the series with production help from Director Leah Scarpelli.
- The Nov. 23 “Texas Standard” special “Black Friday” show exploring how marketing created a legacy of pirates in the air over Texas – affecting music culture and politics, won third place in the documentary/public affairs category. Host David Brown wrote and produced the program with editing and production assistance from Scarpelli and Technical Director Casey Cheek.
Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)
- Is The Austin Serial Bomber A 'Terrorist'? Not Legally – Yet, reported by KUT’s Audrey McGlinchy
- This Tiny Austin Cemetery Has Been Here For 162 Years. Will Construction Force It Out?, reported by KUT’s Matt Largey
- KUT News won in the social media category
- Texans Remember Space Shuttle Columbia’s Final Flight, reported by “Texas Standard’s” Jill Ament
- What’s A Sod Poodle? In Amarillo, It’s Now A Team Mascot, reported by “Texas Standard’s” Michael Marks
- A compilation of stories written by Michael Marks, including A Quest To Find The Origin Of The Mum and For Edna, Texas, Walmart Leaving Is A Turning Point
- Why Are Austin’s Trees Having Such A Colorful Autumn?, reported by Mose Buchele (first place)
- This Tiny Austin Cemetery Has Been Here For 162 Years. Will Construction Force It Out?, reported by Matt Largey (second place)
- Ashley Lopez (first place, reporting)
- Mose Buchele (second place, reporting)
- In 1956, UT Football Didn’t Want To Desegregate. So This USC Fullback Did It For Them, reported by Jimmy Maas (first place)
- Why Is The Map On The Floor Of The Austin Airport Full Of Misspellings?, reported by Mose Buchele (first place)
- La Frontera, reported by Julia Reihs (first place)
- Mose Buchele Energy/Environmental reporting (second place)
- Austin Serial Bombings, reported by KUT staff (second place)
- Rising Costs Push Out Brooke Elementary Families. Bees And Bunnies Bring Them Back, reported by Claire McInerny (second place)
- KUT.org, produced by Stephanie Federico and Andrew Weber (second place)
- School Shooting Scars, reported by “Texas Standard’s” Laura Rice (first place)
- Outlaw Radio, produced and reported by “Texas Standard’s” David Brown and edited by Leah Scarpelli (first place)
- A Quest To Find The Origin Of The Mum, reported by Michael Marks (second place)
- David Brown, news anchor (second place)
- Ashley Lopez, reporting
- La Frontera Best Online/Special Content, reported by Julia Reihs