North Country Public Radio's news department was honored with seven first-place awards in the annual New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Awards Competition at a ceremony in Saratoga Springs, NY, on June 5, 2010. The seven first-place awards were:
- Best regularly scheduled local news program: Jonathan Brown for "All Before Five"
- Best new special/documentary: David Sommerstein for "Hackett's & Seaway Valley: A Special Report"
- Best news series: NCPR News Department for "A Year of Hard Choices"
- Best Interview: Jonathan Brown for "Dede Scozzafava on the Soul of the GOP"
- Best continuing news coverage: NCPR News Department for Special Elections 2009
- Best enterprise reporting: David Sommerstein for "Hackett's & Seaway Valley: A Special Report"
- Best Feature: Jonathan Brown for "Cougars in the North Country?"
"Our pride in the news department grows exponentially each year as their work is recognized by entities such as the Associated Press,"said Station Manager Ellen Rocco. "As one long-time listener put it in a recent message to me, 'this is why I listen to North Country Public Radio all the time.'"
All of the award-winning stories may be heard on the station's Web site, NCPR.org.
Posted: June 11, 2010