2013 Single-Topic News or Feature for Broadcast Second Prize: Capital Public Radio Staff

Judges’ Comments

“The Cap Pub Radio team reporting effort to create this documentary and the tangential multi-media presentations is impressive. The tone of the production is conversational and fresh. I like the intertwining of reporters ‘casually’ telling us about the story with the tape from scenes and intimate interviews. The tape is strong and revealing, echoing familiar drop out themes but in fresh, personal stories. The documentary peels the onion back on these thoughtful young people’s lives. … It doesn’t feel sugar coated.”

“The Capital Public Radio team gave this a very thoughtful treatment, anchored by very deep reporting. The reporters got great access to the students they profile, did strong work to add family and counselor voices for context, and managed to write in an engaging, conversational style.”