The news programming of North Country Public Radio, based at St. Lawrence
University, has been recognized with several awards from Public Radio News
At the journalism organization's conference in Washington, DC, 64 awards were presented
to 37 stations for work produced during 2003; North Country Public Radio
received four awards in the mid-sized station division for reporting first
broadcast during its morning newsmagazine, "The 8 O'Clock Hour." The organization
presents the only national awards for outstanding public radio news reporting
at local stations.
St. Lawrence Valley reporter David Sommerstein won a first-place award for
continuing coverage of agriculture in the region, and a first-place award
for a feature story on rutabaga bowling at a farmers' market. Adirondack
Bureau Chief Brian Mann won a first-place
award for a series on snowmobile safety, and a second-place award for
continuing coverage of Pakistani refugees at the Canadian border.
Station Manager Ellen Rocco stated, "We're proud to win these awards from our peers
across the country. And praise for the wonderful writing we hearing from our
reporters every day is especially gratifying."
Posted: August 24, 2004