witf is a proud recipient of one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for broadcast reporting, the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton. The duPonts are the Pulitzers of broadcasting and digital journalism (also awarded by Columbia University). The winning stories are selected for the “strength of their reporting, storytelling and impact in the public interest.”
The Silver Baton was awarded to witf/Harrisburg, WHYY/Philadelphia and NPR for their joint reporting project called StateImpact Pennsylvania. The citation notes that StateImpact Pennsylvania “showed the significant impact of natural gas drilling on Pennsylvania residents, and is an important model for reporting on local issues. Reporters Susan Phillips (WHYY) and Scott Detrow (witf) covered the public policy, fiscal and environmental impact of the state’s booming energy economy, with a focus on Marcellus Shale drilling.”
The award will be presented at Columbia University’s Low Library on January 22, 2013 at 8 p.m. at an event hosted by Amanpour and Byron Pitts, chief national correspondent for the CBS Evening News. Representatives from witf and StateImpact PA will be present at the event to receive the award.
Watch the award being presented to our team in a live stream of the award ceremony below.
You can also join in the conversation about the award by using the hashtag #duPont2013 on Twitter.
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