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KPBS Takes Top Awards at the San Diego Press Club

KPBS Takes Top Awards at the San Diego Press Club 35th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Including Best of Show for television “Meth Next Door” KPBS TV

KPBS Takes Top Awards at the San Diego Press Club 35th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards

Including Best of Show for television

“Meth Next Door” KPBS TV

SAN DIEGO- KPBS­ was recognized for outstanding achievements in, radio, television, and website. On October 21, 2008 the San Diego Pres Club announced the winners of the 35th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards and KPBS was honored with 13 awards- five in first place and one in Best of Show for the Best Television Entry.

The Best of Show went to KPBS Television for the Envision San Diego: “Meth Next Door” episodes. It explored the impacts that methamphetamine use has on public safety and the wide spectrum of those addicted to the drug, from housewives, to business owners, to teenagers.

KPBS radio received five first place awards including; Newscast “Morning Edition”;  General News Story “Clean Trucks”; Series, “ San Diego Wildfires”; Talk/Interview/Call-in , “Editor’s Roundtable: March 21, 2007; and Specialty Reporting- single report, “Recover”.

Below is a detailed list of all the awards

KPBS is a broadcast service of San Diego State University, serving the region with TV, Radio and Internet content that is educational as well as entertaining—and free of commercial interruption.

Best of Show Award

Television: Lee Swanson, Erica Simpson, Guillermo Sevilla, Joanne Faryon, Amita Sharma, Adriana Alcaraz , Pat Finn for Meth Next Door.

Radio Awards

Newscast

1st place: Dwane Brown, Maureen Cavanaugh, Alan Ray, Nick Stoffel, for Morning Edition,

September 18, 2007

Breaking News

2nd place: Ed Joyce, for La Jolla

Landslide.

General News Story

1st place: Ed Joyce, for Clean Trucks.

2nd place: Ed Joyce, for Drought.

Series

1st place: Ed Joyce, for San Diego Wildfires

Feature

2nd place: Beth Accomando, for George Hamilton Profile.

Use of Sound

2nd place: Beth Accomando, for Diving Bells and the Butterfly.

3rd place: Ed Joyce, for Ramona Kids.

Talk/Interview/Call in Programs

1st place: Gloria Penner, Hank Crook, for Editor’s Roundtable: March 21, 2007.

Radio Reviews

3rd place: Beth Accomando, for The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Specialty Reporting – single report

1st place: Ed Joyce for, Recover.

Website

Websites- Blog for/ by journalists

3rd place: Ed Joyce, for Lost Audio, Lost Homes, Lost Lives.