CIR and KQED earn national awards for collaborative projects

The Center for investigative Reporting continues to garner national attention for its multiplatform journalism, picking up two more national awards this week.

Collaborative projects with KQED were honored by the Society of Professional Journalists in two categories.

In TV, a CIR and KQED video project “Heat and Harvest” won in the Documentaries (Large-Market Station, 1-50 market) category. The story detailed some of the impacts of climate change on farmers in California. It was reported and produced by Mark Schapiro and Serene Fang at CIR, and by Gabriela Quiros and Craig Miller at KQED.

In online reporting, a package of stories about serious drug addictions hitting hard in Orange County won in the audio slide show category. The story, “Suburban junkies,” was reported, photographed and produced by Erin Marie Daley, Michael Montgomery, Sarah Varney, Daniel A. Anderson and Carrie Ching. 

“One of the things that sets CIR apart is our ability to build multiplatform projects that reach a broad audience,” said CIR’s Executive Director Robert J. Rosenthal. “It is very gratifying when our strong journalism and our collaborative partnerships receive recognition from our peers.”

The SPJ awards are among the most prestigious in journalism. Around since 1932, the awards cover print, TV, radio and online publications. They recognized outstanding work during the last calendar year.

The winners were selected from more than 1,700 entries across the country. SPJ is one of the largest trade groups for working journalists.

SPJ awarded winners in more than 80 categories across platforms. The winners will be recognized at an awards banquet in June in Washington, D.C.

A full list of winners can be found here.

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