2021 Golden Press Card: All Media

2021 GOLDEN PRESS CARD: Television | Newspapers (Metro) | Newspapers (Non-Metro) | Radio | Digital | All Media | Golden Press Card

Here are the winners in the All Media categories. The entries were judged by the Greater Cincinnati SPJ Professional Chapter.

BEST DIGITAL CONTENT (All Media)

First Place
Contestant Name: News Sentinel
Entry Title: Wildfires, racist cops and an iconic senator’s career comes to a close
Entry Credit: Tyler Whetstone
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Judge Comments: Outstanding! Keep up the great work!

Second Place
Contestant Name: WVLT
Entry Title: WVLT News: Digital Storytelling
Entry Credit: WVLT Staff
Links: See entry, See entry, See entry
Judge Comments: Outstanding work! Congratulations!

BEST PODCAST (All Media)

First Place
Contestant Name: News Sentinel
Entry Title: The Scruffy Stuff
Entry Credit: Ryan Wilusz, Brenna McDermott, Calvin Mattheis
Links: See entry, See entry, See entry
Judge Comments: Interesting and fun discussion about what’s new and what’s on the horizon in Knoxville. It’s a very relaxed presentation that casts a wide net for what’s enjoyable about the city. Well done.

Second Place
Contestant Name: East Tennessee PBS
Entry Title: Black in Appalachia Podcast
Entry Credit: Enkeshi El-Amin, Angela Dennis, William Isom, Chris Smith, James Baines
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Judge Comments: Deep dive into issues affecting East Tennessee and Appalachia. Varied topics of gun, Berea, KY and power and coal have a wide-ranging impact for listeners. Presented in a easy going fashion.

FREELANCE WRITING (All Media)

First Place
Contestant Name: Cityview Magazine
Entry Title: Renovating With Purpose
Entry Credit: Mary Leidig
Links: See entry
Judge Comments: Outstanding job! Keep up the great work!

Second Place
Contestant Name: Super Lawyers Magazine
Entry Title: The Right Battles / Never Lose Heart / The Power of Protest
Entry Credit: Nancy Henderson
Judge Comments: Great work! Congrats!

HORACE V. WELLS JR. COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD (All Media)

First Place
Contestant Name: News Sentinel
Entry Title: Knox County Immigration Enforcement May Be Illegal
Entry Credit: Tyler Whetstone, Jesse Fox Mayshark
Links: See entry
Judge Comments: The idea that a governmental body could work under a law that may be illegal is an issue that needs to be exposed to the public. This story did just that in a straight-forward complete manner. It focused on the people impacted the most and strives to find solutions to the problem. Well done.

Second Place
Contestant Name: News Sentinel
Entry Title: Racism in the Knoxville Police Department
Entry Credit: Tyler Whetstone
Links: See entry
Judge Comments: A tough story to do in any city, but the staff here did an incredible job of documenting instances of alleged racism and following the leads no matter where they went. Well done.

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