Journalists from the WESA newsroom won five awards for Excellence in Audio Journalism in the Pittsburgh Black Media Foundation's 32nd annual Robert L. Vann Awards, announced Dec. 4.
There were two expansions with the contest this year: new categories that include recognition of excellence in written word, visual, and audio storytelling in traditional and online platforms; and a broader engagement with municipalities that are part of the National Association of Black Journalists Region I.
WESA's winning stories included:
Arts & Entertainment
An-Li Herring and Katie Blackley: Homewood Bound
An-Li Herring and Katie Blackley: A Year Later, Classmates Continue To Grapple With Death Of Antwon Rose
Spot News/Breaking News
Sarah Schneider and Virginia Alvino Young: Students Walk Out Of Class, Demand Justice For Antwon Rose