Awards and Honors

2019

 

Edward R. Murrow Awards, Regional 

Multimedia, “The Workaround” podcast and video series 

 

Emmy Awards, Lower Great Lakes Region

Health/Science (Program or Special), “The Workaround” video series

 

Illinois Associated Press Broadcast Association 

First Place, Best Hard News Feature, “Out Of Options, Parents Trade Custody For Treatment” 

First Place, Best Series, “Continuing Mental Health Coverage” 

 

Indiana Associated Press Broadcast Association 

First Place, Best Enterprise Story, “Why Firefighters Say The Law That Should Protect Them After A Cancer Diagnosis Isn’t Working” 

Second Place, Best Feature, “How An Indiana Theater Made A Holiday Favorite Autism Friendly” 

 

Indiana Minority Health Coalition

Amos Brown Minority Health Communicator Award

 

Indiana Society of Professional Journalists 

Journalists of the Year, Lauren Bavis, Emily Forman, Araceli Gomez-Aldana and Jake Harper 

Second Place, Best Medical/Science Reporting, “The High Cost Of Insulin” 

 

Ohio Society of Professional Journalists

First Place, Minority Issues Coverage, "Ohio's First Transgender Wellness Center Offers HIV Testing In A Safe Space"

 

Overdose Lifeline Inc. 

Recognition for coverage of opioid crisis 

 

Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, National

First Place, Best Collaborative Effort, “The Workaround” podcast and video series

Second Place, News Feature, "Out Of Options, Parents Of Children With Mental Illness Trade Custody For Treatment

 

2018 

 

Association of Health Care Journalists 

Second Place, Health Policy, “To Survive, Rural Hospitals Need To Grow—But The Demographics Don’t Add Up,” “As Rural Counties Lose Obstetrics, Women Give Birth Far From Home” and “Trump Administration Rule Scales Back Program Keeping Rural Hospitals Afloat” 

 

Edward R. Murrow Awards, National 

Best Continuing Coverage, “For Rural Hospitals Already On The Brink, GOP’s Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Hard” and “Vulnerable Rural Hospitals Face Tough Decisions On Profitable But Questionable Billing Schemes” 

 

Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association 

First Place, Best Enterprise Story, “A Drugmaker Tries To Cash In On The Opioid Epidemic, One State Law At A Time” 

First Place, Best General News, Indiana Metro Division, “How To Get Hospitals To Check A Patient’s Drug History? Make It Easy

First Place, Best Reporter, Samantha Horton 

Second Place, Best Continuous Coverage of a Single Event, “An Indiana County Health Official’s Fight Against Syringe Exchange Stigma” 

 

Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association 

Second Place, Best Hard News Feature, “Medicaid Bill Backlog Pushing Illinois Doctors To The Brink Of Closure” 

 

National Institute for Healthcare Management 

Honorable Mention, Television & Radio Journalism Award, “A Drugmaker Tries To Cash In On The Opioid Epidemic, One State Law At A Time” and “To Grow Market Share, A Drugmaker Pitches Its Product To Judges” 

 

Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Association 

Second Place, Best Enterprise Reporting, “Why Some Teen Moms Can’t Get The Pain Relief They Choose In Childbirth” 

 

2017 

 

Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association 

First Place, Best Spot News Reporting, “For Med Students, ‘Match Day’ Is A Day For Tears, Cheers And Jitters” 

First Place, Best Enterprise Story, “For People Recovering From Addiction, Insurance Rules Can Be A Big Obstacle” 

First Place, Best Use Of Radio Sound, “Personalized Playlists Pack Therapeutic Power For Dementia Patients”