AUSTIN, Texas — Nov. 5, 2013 — KUT StateImpact Texas reporters Mose Buchele and Terrence Henry have each received Charles E. Green Awards for Excellence in Journalism in recognition of the very best news reporting and design.
Sponsored by the Headliners Foundation of Texas, the Charles E. Green Awards are judged from among the division winners in select categories of the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB) and the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors (TAPME). The Charles E. Green Award for "Best Online Package" is a foundation-created award given across both print and broadcast media.
Terrence Henry's story “Dried Out: Confronting the Texas Drought” competed successfully against other radio entries to win the online/special content category in spring 2013 and went on to beat out division winners from both broadcast and print categories to be named "Best Online Package" this fall.
According to one judge, "This was our winner. It was a beautiful package that smartly tells an important story. It mixed multimedia together in smart and thoughtful ways, never overloading the user and keeping the information tight, relevant and easy to understand. The interactive maps and graphics were critical in contextualizing the story."
"Dried Out: Confronting the Texas Drought," can be found here.
Mose Buchele was recognized as "Best Reporter" in the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters radio category. One judge commented "Nice to hear a reporter/station that’s willing to travel and personally go out in the field rather than relying on phone interviews and wire copy."
A full listing of 2013 Charles E. Green Award winners is available online.
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