Clear off the mantles! KC’s news organizations are winning recognition for their work. The latest:
The Star’s Eric Adler won the Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Writing Award for his story “Life of the Party,” which details how a terminal cancer patient said goodbye to the world (the story is no longer available on The Star’s site, but can be found here.)
The Star’s Dugan Arnett, Darryl Levings, Mike Fannin, Steve Shirk and Kathy Lu were finalists for the IRE Awards for their reporting on the Maryville sex assault scandal that caught national attention.
KSHB’s investigative powerhouse was also a runner-up for an IRE Award for their story, “Trail of Dirty Deeds,” which investigated widespread real estate fraud in the Kansas City area.
The Topeka Capital-Journal’s Tim Carpenter and Celia Llopas-Jensen were awarded the Victor Murdock Award by the Kansas Press Association for their reporting on the policies of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.
The Star’s Miriam Pepper was given the Clyde M. Reed Jr. Master Editor Award by the KPA.