KBIA is one of the four small newsroom finalists in the general excellence category in the 2015 Online News Association's Online Journalism Awards.
KBIA's entry included special projects like Here Say, Access Missouri, Shortage in Rich Land and Heartland, Missouri, and referenced the fact that KBIA was one of the first stations in the country to adopt NPR Digital Services’ responsive design on its website last year.
This is the first time KBIA has been finalist in the Online Journalism Awards competition. The general excellence category, "honors an ongoing publication/app that successfully fulfills its editorial mission, effectively serves its audience, maximizes the use of digital tools and platforms, and represents the highest journalistic standards. Entries will be judged on quality of journalism, use of social tools, creative use of the medium and platform, user interface and interactivity."
This adds to a long list of honors for KBIA this award season, Including one national and five regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, three first place awards in the national Radio Television News Directors, Inc. competition, five Missouri Broadcaster's Association Awards, and runner up in the national Missouri Review Miller Audio Contest. A student reporter at KBIA also placed in the top 10 of the national Hearst Journalism Awards Competition.