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Rarely has the opening of an awards show felt as inauspicious as the first 10 minutes or so of Monday night's Emmy Awards. An opening number called "We Solved It," making light of the idea that Hollywood's meager progress toward greater diversity constitutes a meaningful resolution to the issue, featured a number of appealing TV personalities: Saturday Night Live's Kenan Thompson and Kate McKinnon, Tituss Burgess of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Kristen Bell of The Good Place, RuPaul, Sterling K. Brown of This Is Us, and Ricky Martin.

WLRN News took home three first place awards at this year's National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Salute to Excellence Awards Gala, the only awards program that honors exemplary coverage of African and/or African American people or issues.

The Salute to Excellence Awards honor work from print, television, radio, online, photojournalism, and public relations. Winners for the 2018 edition were announced on Saturday, Aug. 4, during NABJ's 43rd Annual Convention and Career Fair in Detroit, the largest annual gathering of journalists of color in the country.

WLRN News received 13 awards at the 2018 edition of the Florida Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists' Sunshine State Awards. 

The Sunshine State Awards recognize quality journalism in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands for the calendar year of 2017. Out-of-state journalists judge all entries.

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Since 1981, Michael Stock has been hosting “Folk & Acoustic Music” on WLRN, every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. His shows feature all types of folk music, from old-time to contemporary, in addition to hosting live in-studio performances of local and touring musicians. His Youtube channel features more than 900 videos of studio live performances, while the performances are also broadcast live on WLRN’s Facebook page.

Wilson L. Sayre, a former reporter at WLRN Public Media, is 2018 recipient of the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize. The annual $5,000 award, administered by WBUR and Boston University, recognizes an outstanding public radio journalist under age 35. 

WLRN News has won 10 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including Excellence in Sound, Excellence in Writing, News Series, Best Website and Overall Excellence. 

The Murrow awards, awarded since 1971 by the Radio Television Digital News Organization (RTDNA), recognize stories that put public interest above all else, provide a catalyst for public discussion and adhere to the RTDNA Code of Ethics. They are named in honor of legendary broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow.

WLRN Editorial Director Alicia Zuckerman has been recognized with the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). 

Zuckerman won the award for Feature Reporting with her piece, "The Cassettes of Hurricane Andrew."

WLRN was awarded three second-place National Headliner Awards for its 2017 news coverage in the categories of social media, feature reporting for radio and radio documentary. 

The National Headliner Awards was founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City, making it one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic excellence in the United States.

WLRN's work competed with news organizations of diverse sizes from around the country and it was recognized in the following categories: 

WLRN' s news coverage for 2017 was recognized with 14 awards by the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters at their yearly contest. 

Thirty-seven broadcast organizations submitted 597 entries in the contest, which featured news, sports and weather stories from 2017. WLRN News won seven first-place awards and seven second-place recognitions. 

Winners were announced Saturday in Orlando. You can read the full list here

WLRN News has been honored with four  Salute to Excellence awards by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). 

The Salute to Excellence Awards honor work from print, television, radio, online, photojournalism, and public relations. Winners for the 2017 edition were announced Saturday, Aug. 12, during NABJ's 42nd Annual Convention and Career Fair in New Orleans, the largest annual gathering of journalists of color in the country.

WLRN was the only radio station that won more than three awards. Here are the winners: 

WLRN News won five awards at the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) conference in June, including one first place in Breaking News.

PRNDI began awarding top radio journalism in diverse categories in 1988, and today it remains the only national contest that honors local radio reporting. This year,WLRN hosted the PRNDI conference, as hundreds of news directors from around the country gathered in Sunny Isles Beach.

WLRN Receives 12 Sunshine State Awards

Jul 24, 2017

WLRN took home 12 awards at the Sunshine State Awards Ceremony on July 22, including first places in investigative reporting and news website.

The Sunshine State Awards are presented by the Florida branch of the Society of Professional Journalists. WLRN was awarded the following prizes:

WLRN Recognized With 11 Green Eyeshade Awards

Jul 24, 2017

WLRN took home 11 awards, including three first places, in the 2017 Green Eyeshade Awards.

The Green Eyeshade Awards, given by the Society of Professional Journalists, have been recognizing Southeastern news for 67 years, making this the nation's oldest regional journalism contest. The region is composed of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

WLRN won in the following categories:

WLRN News Wins 9 Regional Murrow Awards

Apr 25, 2017

WLRN News has won nine Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including excellence in innovation, feature, hard news, and investigative reporting. 

The Murrow awards, awarded since 1971 by the Radio Television Digital News Organization, recognize stories that put public interest above all else, provide a catalyst for public discussion and adhere to the RTDNA Code of Ethics. They are named in honor of  Edward R. Murrow, a pioneer who set the standards for the highest quality of broadcast journalism. 

WLRN News' work has been recognized with four National Headliner Awards, including a first place award for Social Media.

The National Headliner Awards was founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City, making it one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic excellence in the United States.

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