Big news here at Art&Seek. Stagger Lee: Making a Musical has been awarded first place for Online/Special Content by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.
All told, KERA won 14 awards – a record number for the station. The statewide public radio newsmagazine, Texas Standard, also won four trophies.
Texas Standard, which originates from KUT in Austin, is co-produced by KERA, Houston Public Media and Texas Public Radio in San Antonio.
The award winner were announced Monday; they’ll be given out April 9 in Austin.
Public media stations dominated the radio categories. KUT won 14 trophies, in addition to the Texas Standard honors. KUHF in Houston won 8. And KETR in the East Texas town of Commerce, won 11 in the small-station division.
KERA received four first-place awards, eight seconds and two honorable mentions. Here are the station’s winners:
Special Series: Courtney Collins (1st place) One Crisis Away: Inside A Neighborhood; Bill Zeeble (2nd place), American Graduate: Homeless In High School.
Online/Special Content: KERA Staff (1st place) Stagger Lee: Making A Musical; KERA Staff (2nd place) One Crisis Away: Inside A Neighborhood.
General assignment: Chris Connelly (1st place) With Recess In Decline, Some Schools Are Bucking The Trend; Stephanie Kuo (honorable mention) Oak Lawn Assault Victims Call For More Security.
Documentary: KERA Staff (1st place) Surviving Ebola.
Local Talk Show: KERA Staff (2nd place) Think.
Spot News By A Reporter: Bill Zeeble (2nd place) Victims Recall Train Sound As They Sought Shelter.
Use Of Actuality — Production: Lauren Silverman (2nd place) New Technology Brings Sound To Little Girl; KERA Staff (honorable mention) The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Reverberates Throughout Texas.
Sports Story Or Sports Series: Lauren Silverman (2nd place) High Schools Seek Safer Path Back From Concussions.
Continuing Coverage: KERA Staff (2nd place) Texas Tornadoes.
Digital: KERA Staff (2nd place) www.KERA.org.