KUER Wins Top of the Rockies, Best of the West awards
2023 Top of the Rockies
KUER took home 13 awards at the 2023 Top of the Rockies Regional Society of Professional Journalists competition, including three first place, six second place and four third place wins. The contest includes entries from journalists in the region of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
The "State Street" team won first place in Podcasts and was commended for their success in making political coverage "listenable." The "RadioWest" team took home a first place award for Arts, Entertainment and Food coverage with the episode "How to Read a Taco." Filmmaker Dane Christensen and RadioWest Films took home first place for Feature Photography/Videography with the short film "The Fish Sauce Moment."
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Full list of KUER's Top of the Rockies awards:
Saige Miller, Sean Higgins, Caroline Ballard, David Childs, Elaine Clark, Jim Hill, Rakel Davis, Renee Bright
Arts & Entertainment and Food: News or Feature
"How to Read a Taco"
RadioWest: Doug Fabrizio, Keri Watson, Benjamin Bombard, Tim Slover
"The Fish Sauce Moment"
RadioWest Films: Dane Christensen, Doug Fabrizio, Keri Watson, Benjamin Bombard, Tim Slover
"The Mormon critique of 'Under the Banner of Heaven' endures, even as prestige TV"
News Reporting- Single Story
"Welcomed to Utah, 2 Ukrainian families cling to hope for home this Christmas"
"Abortion in Utah: What Now?"
RadioWest: Doug Fabrizio, Keri Watson, Tim Slover, Benjamin Bombard
RadioWest Films: Doug Fabrizio, Dane Christensen, Keri Watson, Benjamin Bombard, Tim Slover
Social Justice Photography/Videography
"From Salt Lake City to St. George, Utahns react to state's abortion ban"
Ivana Martinez, Lexi Peery
"After a hard year, Salt Lake's Jewish community hopes to forge new holiday traditions"
"For a generation born after 9/11, why it happened proves a difficult question to answer"
"Unaffiliated voters, assemble! Here's what you need to know about Utah's primary election"
Science and Technology: News
"Utah's DNA and genealogy expertise tapped to help ID Tulsa Race Massacre victims"
Pamela McCall, Elaine Clark
2023 Best of the West
Best of the West is a journalism contest for newspapers, magazines and news websites in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming that is regarded as the region’s most prestigious awards competition with about 1,000 entries each year.
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Full list of KUER's awards from Best of the West: