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Awards confirm importance of KGOU's high-quality, ethical public service journalism

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This is the Manager’s Minute.

Recent awards confirm the quality of journalism you hear on KGOU. At the Oklahoma SPJ awards, KGOU, StateImpact Oklahoma and our Oklahoma Public Media Exchange partners won every radio news award and more in online and print categories. KGOU earned eight awards and StateImpact gathered nine, including awards for Oklahoma Engaged election coverage.

Individually, KGOU’s Katelyn Howard was honored as Best Broadcast Reporter in Oklahoma. StateImpact’s Quinton Chandler took second and StateImpact’s Robby Korth finished third.

Robby also received awards from SPJ Oklahoma and Freedom of Information Oklahoma for creating and maintaining the COVID in Schools Tracker that was a resource for educators, parents, students and policy-makers last year.

All told, KGOU and StateImpact reporters earned 32 awards for their work in 2020.

With the Manager’s Minute, I’m Dick Pryor.

(UPDATE: On Nov. 12, KGOU reporter/producer Katelyn Howard and StateImpact Oklahoma reporters Robby Korth, Catherine Sweeney and Quinton Chandler were recognized as outstanding young leaders in Oklahoma news media at the ion Oklahoma NextGen Under 30 annual awards banquet.)

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Dick Pryor has more than 25 years of experience in public service media, having previously served as deputy director, managing editor, news manager, news anchor and host for OETA, Oklahoma’s statewide public TV network. He was named general manager of KGOU Radio in November, 2016.
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