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WVXU Recognized By Greater Cincinnati Society Of Professional Journalists

The Greater Cincinnati Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists have announced the winners and finalists in their 2018 Excellence in Journalism Contest. 91.7 WVXU, part of Cincinnati Public Radio Inc., is proud to receive the following awards as judged by the Washington, D.C, SPJ Pro Chapter.

BEST NEWS STORY

WINNER: “Metro Looking Into Weapons Policy, Training After Incident””

ENTRANT: Tana Weingartner

REMARKS: “A natural follow-up to a news story that provides

readers/listeners an overview of how officials are

responding to an incident.”

FINALIST: “Cameo Night Club Shooting”

ENTRANT: Bill Rinehart

BEST NEWS FEATURE STORY

WINNER: “Maintaining The Miraculous Monarch Migration”

ENTRANT: Tana Weingartner

REMARKS: “A well-written, well-sourced exploration of a

fascinating subject made richer with photos and video.”

FINALIST: “Should Jurors Be Picked From More Than Just Voter Lists?”

ENTRANT: Bill Rinehart

BEST GOVERNMENT STORY 

WINNER: “2017 Coverage of the City of Cincinnati”

ENTRANT: Jay Hanselman

BEST ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT STORY

WINNER: “Robotic Pets Purr-fect For Oxford Retirement Community”

ENTRANT: Ann Thompson

REMARKS: “Very effective use of actuality and natural sound. Entire story seemed to be told by letting sound tell the story.”

FINALIST: “Blink: Art For Ears and Eyes”

ENTRANT: Bill Rinehart

BEST WEB SITE 

FINALIST: “91.7 WVXU”

BEST RADIO NEWSCAST 

WINNER: “91.7 WVXU”

ENTRANT: Maryanne Zeleznik

REMARKS: “Direct, succinct writing. Good use of actuality.

Pleasant delivery and great inflection, which conveyed

meaning and importance.”

BEST OVERALL RADIO REPORTER

WINNER: “Tana Weingartner”

ENTRANT: Tana Weingartner

REMARKS: “Solid writing from hard news to features and good 

balance in reporting stories of controversy. Good delivery.”

"Recognition from fellow journalists is always gratifying, and we are grateful to the Greater Cincinnati Professional Chapter of the SPJ for these awards," said Richard Eiswerth, President and General Manager of Cincinnati Public Radio Inc. "They serve as continuing motivation to provide the best local coverage and engaging storytelling to our listeners."

Awards will be presented during a ceremony on June 21.

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