Awards & Achievements

Indiana Public Radio has consistently been recognized by journalism associations for its excellence in broadcasting and news reporting.  The IPR News Team has garnered awards for overall excellence, public affairs programming, election night coverage, and individual stories. These awards come from organizations like the Society of Professional Journalists, the Indiana Associated Press, Network Indiana, and the Radio Television Digital News Association (formerly RTNDA).

2013

 Stan Sollars

Associated Press Best Newscast Long-Form – First Place

 

Stephanie Wiechmann

Associated Press Best Enterprise Story – First Place
“Anderson and Connersville Brainstorm How to Market Brownfields”

 

Indiana Weekend with John Strauss

Associated Press Best Use of Radio Sound – First Place
“A Night at Muncie Fire Station 2”

Society of Professional Journalists Best Radio Documentary or Special – First Place
Election and Race

 

Sarah Phinney

Associated Press Best Student Reporter
Society of Professional Journalists Student Journalist of the Year

2012

Stephanie Wiechmann, Marcus Jackman, Brian Eckstein:

Society of Professional Journalists Radio Public Affairs – First Place
For a Child’s Sake

Stephanie Wiechmann:

Society of Professional Journalists General News – Third Place
Muncie Honors Fallen Firefighter

Sarah Phinney:

Society of Professional Journalists Radio Student Feature News – Second Place
Tea with the Teapot Club

2010

Stephanie Wiechmann:

Society of Professional Journalists Best Consumer Reporting – First Place

Marcus Jackman:

Society of Professional Journalists Best Public Affairs – Second Place

Stephanie Bristow: (Student Reporter)

Society of Professional Journalists Best Education Coverage – Third Place

2009

IPR News Team:

Indiana Associated Press Outstanding News Operation – First Place

Brian Beaver:

Indiana Associated Press Best Reporter – First Place
Indiana Associated Press Best Feature – First Place
Indiana Associated Press Best Spot News Reporting – First Place
Indiana Associated Press Best Use of Radio Sound – First Place
Society of Professional Journalists Best Continuing Coverage – First Place

Stan Sollars:

Indiana Associated Press Best Newscast, Long Form – First Place
Society of Professional Journalists Best Radio Newscast – First Place