- Man sentenced to 12 years in fatal hit-and-run
- White House fence jumper charged with kicking Secret Service dogs
- Man arrested on child pornography charges
- Woman hit with liquor bottle during home invasion
- Police arrest robbery suspect
- Rockford area trick-or-treat times
- The Odds Man: Three road dogs good bets in NFL Week 8
- IceHogs nipped in third period, return home Saturday
- BGA sues Chicago Police Department over transparency
- Clean water groups highlight progress for Apple River, call for more success stories
WNIJ news reporter wins three AP awards
The Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association recently announced winners in the 2010 Journalism Excellence Contest. WNIJ (89.5-FM) reporter Susan Stephens claimed three honors this year in the Downstate Radio division.
Her story, “Fire Ops 101,” was chosen Best Light Feature. Her “Two Sides of a Transplant” report was named Best Hard News Feature, and Stephens took second place in the overall Best News Writer category.
The award-winning audio is featured online under WNIJ’s home page “Headlines,” at www.wnij.org. The WNIJ News Link provides access to a full archive of locally-produced stories and features. WNIJ is the NPR News station within Northern Public Radio, the broadcast service of Northern Illinois University.
From the April 27-May 3, 2011 issue