KOSU and StateImpact Oklahoma have won 13 awards from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists, Professional Chapter for stories that aired during 2019.
It was a clean sweep in the 'General News' category, as former StateImpact Oklahoma health reporter Jackie Fortiér took first and second place, and former KOSU student reporter Lenora LaVictoire took third place.
- Fortiér: Pain Meds As A Public Nuisance? Oklahoma Tests New Legal Theory
- Fortiér: White House Plan To Stop HIV Faces A Tough Road In Oklahoma
- LaVictoire: The 'Trade-Ups' And Trade-Offs Of Consolidating Oklahoma's Largest School District
It was another clean sweep in the 'Investigative and Enterprise Reporting' category, with StateImpact criminal justice reporter Quinton Chandler earning first place, while former KOSU education reporter Emily Wendler nabbed second place and Fortiér won third place.
- Chandler: In Oklahoma, Lawsuit Options Limited When Prisoners Claim Constitutional Rights Violations
- Wendler: Decline In Oklahoma School Arts Programs Follows Funding Drop, But Cuts Aren't Equally Felt
- Fortiér: People With Disabilities Unsheltered In Tornado Alley
KOSU Morning Edition host Michael Cross won first place for 'Best Newscast.'
KOSU intern Matthew Viriyapah won first place in the 'Interview / Talk Show / Special Program' category.
Former StateImpact Oklahoma managing editor Joe Wertz took home first place in the 'Feature' category
Chandler also earned second place in the 'Government and Criminal Justice Reporting' category, while LaVictoire grabbed third place.
- Chandler: State Standards Leave Gaps In County Jail Inspections In Oklahoma
- LaVictoire: Raising The Kindergarten Age In Oklahoma May Leave Some Children Out
KOSU reporter Kateleigh Mills took second place in the 'Election Reporting' category.
KOSU executive director Rachel Hubbard won second place in the 'Live Broadcast' category.
KOSU has won more than 100 awards from Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists, Professional Chapter since 2011.
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