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Honors and Awards

2012

The Society for Professional Journalists (Northern Caifornia Chapter) gave Andrew Stelzer, Daniel Gordon & Kyung Jin Lee an award for Feature Storytelling for their show Gang Injunctions: Problem or Solution?, a project examining whether gang injunctions serve their intended purpose. Reese Erlich was received an award for Explanatory Journalism in ”Inside the Syrian Uprising“, a piece that provides an intimate look at what’s happening on the ground, and the fractious divides among the Syrian people.

The PASS Awards (now renamed the Media for A Just Society Awards) recognized Andrew Stelzer and Kyung Jin Lee for their work to focus America’s attention on our criminal justice, juvenile justice, and child welfare systems in a thoughtful and considerate manner. Hear the show that won the award, “Gang Injunctions: Problem or Solution?“ and learn about how Oakland, London and L.A. are using a controversial technique known as “gang injunctions” to address youth violence and crime.

2011

The Society for Professional Journalists (Northern Caifornia Chapter) gave Pauline Bartolone, Momo Chang, Andrew Stelzer, Kyung Jin Lee and Khanh Pham an award for Explanatory Journalism for their documentary about the health impacts of chemical exposure, cosmetics regulation and the movement towards greener nail salons: “The Toxic Truth about Nail Salons.

The Society for Professional Journalists (Northern Caifornia Chapter) gave Brian Edwards-Tiekert an award for Explanatory Journalism for his series on the climate change that is happening, the political response that isn’t, and the people trying to break the gridlock: ”Climate Change Gridlock: Where Do We Go From Here?

2010

The Society for Professional Journalists (Northern Caifornia Chapter)gave Andrew Stelzer an award for Explanatory Journalism for his documentary about civilian oversight of the police called “Breaking Through the Blue Wall of Silence.

2009

The Society for Professional Journalists (Region 11) gave Making Contact correspondant Adelaide Chen a first place award for In-Depth Radio Reporting in the University category. Her documentary, “Neither Here nor There: Bhutanese Refugees in the U.S,” was edited and produced by Making Contact‘s Pauline Bartolone.

The National Council on Crime and Delinquency gave Making Contact producers Andrew Stelzer, Pauline Bartolone and Tena Rubio a PASS (Prevention for A Safer Society) award for Andrew Stelzer’s documentary “Breaking Through the Blue Wall of Silence.

2008

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists‘ award in the Radio Reporting honored Tena Rubio for her Making Contact program, New Orleans Now: Immigrants, Labor and the Human Cost of Rebuilding an American City (Part 1)

2007

Two awards for “Excellence In Journalism” 2007 from the Society of Professional Journalists Northern California Chapter:

Tena was also a 2007 IRE (Investigators Reporters and Editors) Award Finalist for New Orleans Now: Immigrants, Labor and the Human Cost of Rebuilding an American City (Part 1)

2006

Best Troublemakers on the Dial / Best Of The Bay – San Francisco Bay Guardian

Who Owns Our Water? Profits vs. Public Interest 01-05 included a segment “Maui Water Issues” by Robynn Takayama, which won a National Journalism Award – “Radio – Unlimited Subject Matter” category, Asian American Journalists Association.

Democratic Media Award – Goodwriters

2005

PodSpider “5-Star Award”
For the National Radio Project Podcast

Regulating Love 43-04 included a segment, “The Fight Over Gay Marriage” produced by Steven Valentino, which won first place – Excellence in Student Journalism Award, National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA).

Journey to Justice: Carlos Mauricio’s Story 50-03 by Jon Watanabe, Silver Reel – “National Documentary” category, National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB).

2004

ElectionWatch ’04 – 6th most licensed program on PRX

Democratic Media Award, Goodwriters

2003

Let’s Go to Mazar: A Chronicle of Life in Afghanistan after the War 27-02 by Pratap Chatterjee, Silver Reel – “National Public Affairs Programming” category, National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB).

Biowars: First, Do No Harm 06-02 by Monica Lopez and Stephanie Welch, Silver Reel – “National Documentary” category, National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB).

2002

Whose Beacon of Freedom? 43-01 featured at the Center for Peace and Human Security Media Festival

Jewish Women for Peace in Israel, produced by the Women’s Desk for Womens International News Gathering Service (WINGS), is featured at the Center for Peace and Human Security Media Festival

Environmental Desk – lauded in the “Grapevine” newsletter produced by Antioch University New England.

1998

Cruel and Unusual? Women’s Prisons 45-98 produced by the Women’s Desk, was highlighted in “Investigate ’98: Highlights of Community-Based and Investigative Journalism,” Media Alliance

Not In My School 40-97 included a segment, “Vaughn Teachers: A Case of Educational Censorship” produced by Catalina Reyes, which won the Special Merit Award, “National News/Public Affairs Programming” category, National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB).