KERA has won 12 Texas Associated Press Broadcaster Awards — including two wins for Art&Seek’s “Putting Guns Center Stage,” a series of reports about the creation of the play “Babel” by Cry Havoc theater company. (Check out the series here.)
The statewide newsmagazine “Texas Standard” also earned three awards. The show is co-produced by KERA, KUT in Austin, Houston Public Media and Texas Public Radio in San Antonio. The KUT newsroom was honored a dozen more times, and the Houston station won four.
In all, public radio stations won 31 of the 38 Texas AP Broadcasters awards for large radio stations. In the small-station categories, KETR in Commerce earned 15 trophies.
The AP contest selects two finalists in each category — first- and second-place winners will be unveiled at an April 27 ceremony in Austin.
Here are KERA’s winners:
- General Assignment: Christopher Connelly, “Southern Baptist Church Grapples With #MeToo After Fort Worth Leaders Fall”
- Sports Story or Sports Series: Bill Zeeble, “There’s Only One Baseball Glove Factory Left in The United States in Nocona, Texas”
- Digital: KERA staff
- Feature (Serious): Courtney Collins, KERA-FM, Dallas, “This Dallas Man Commutes Six Hours Round Trip to Get to His Better-Paying Job”
- Online/Special Content: Art&Seek staff, “Putting Guns Center Stage”
- Investigative Report: KERA staff, “One Crisis Away: The Price of Prison”; KERA staff, “The Race to Save Failing Schools”
- Documentary: “Think” and KQED’s “California Report” special: “A Line Divides: 100 Days Since Zero Tolerance”
- Series: Art&Seek staff, “Putting Guns Center Stage”; KERA staff, “TheRace to Save Failing Schools”
- Best Local Talk Show: “Think: Will the Rio Run Dry?”
- Newscast: KERA staff