StateImpact Won Some Awards, Again!

  • Logan Layden

The Society of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Professional Chapter hosted the 2013 version of its annual awards event on Saturday. StateImpact Oklahoma came away with a nice haul of plaques and certificates for our website and radio stories, including a sweep of the online writing category.


First, general news | Logan Layden, Meet the Woman Who Moved a Pipeline

Second, general news | Logan Layden, Ex-offender Helps Build Careers By Giving Felons Work

Third, feature | Joe Wertz, Drought Keeps Oklahoma Pilot Grounded

Second, investigative reporting | Logan Layden, The Public Costs of a Private Prison Riot in Oklahoma

Third, government reporting | Joe Wertz, How To Raise Taxes in a Red State

First, election reporting | Logan Layden, 2012 Ballot Measure Series

First, diversity coverage | Logan Layden, Female Felons in Oklahoma Face Unique Employment Challenges

Second, best reporting portfolio | Logan Layden


First, online writing | Joe Wertz, In Rural Oklahoma, Drilling Hits Close To Home

Second, online writing | Joe Wertz, Meet the Woman Who Moved A Pipeline

Third, online writing | Logan Layden, Drought Deepens Despite Oklahoma’s Water ‘Surplus’

First, special report/enterprise | Joe Wertz, How To Raise Taxes in a Red State

Third, special report/enterprise | Joe Wertz, An Impaired Economy and More Moonshining in Southeastern Oklahoma

First, interactive graphic or resource | Joe Wertz, Visualized: Oklahoma Is a Leader in Locking People Up

Third, interactive graphic or resource | Joe Wertz, Migration Patterns: Where Oklahoma’s Workers Are Coming From

StateImpact’s partners — OETA, KOSU, KGOU, KCCU, KWGS — won plenty of awards, too. Get the full list of winners here.