KUNM received fabulous news in May! We were named Station of the Year by the New Mexico Broadcasters Association – with awards for Best Feature News, Best Continuing Coverage, Best Legislative Coverage and Best Website.
And there’s more! The Society of Professional Journalists Region 9 Chapter announced the winners of the Top of the Rockies regional competition. The KUNM news team made a great showing there, too, taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in both the Enterprise Reporting category and General Broadcast Excellence.
I cannot tell you how validating it is to receive this kind of recognition from our fellow journalists. It means not only that our work can hold its own in a competitive news market, but also that our journalism stands out for high quality reporting, subject matter and execution.
KUNM aims to cover the stories that affect your lives and your communities. We work to include the voices of a wide range of people, including people who are not often featured in news coverage. We are willing to put resources into covering the stories that no one else is covering, or to cover stories in ways that are unique.
We do this work with you in mind – you are always with us as we decide what stories to cover and how to cover them. What information does our audience need to know? Who can most effectively explain what’s at stake? How can we tell these stories in ways that capture attention, entertain and communicate the importance of the issue or topic at hand?
Thank you for supporting our work, for sending us news tips and source ideas, and for the most important thing you do—tuning in to hear our work!
Here is a detailed list of the winners and stories:
New Mexico Broadcasters Association
- Station of the Year – KUNM
- Best Feature Reporting – Marisa Demarco, The APD Files Series
- Best Continuing Coverage – Rita Daniels, PNM's Energy Future At A Crossroads
- Best Legislative Coverage – Gwyneth Doland, People, Power And Democracy Project
- Best Website – Public Health New Mexico Project website, Marisa Demarco, Rashad Mahmood
Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies
General Broadcast Excellence
- 1st Place – KUNM Call In Show, Do Teacher Evals Make The Grade? Kathleen Sabo, Kaveh Mowahed, Jefferson White, Michael Hess
- 2nd Place – KUNM Call In Show, The Trinity Test Legacy And The Birth Of The Atomic Bomb, Marisa Demarco, Kaveh Mowahed, Jefferson White, Michael Hess
- 3rd Place – KUNM Call In Show, Seeing Inside APD: Albuquerque Police And Public Records, Gwyneth Doland, Kaveh Mowahed, Michael Hess, Jefferson White