Sigma Delta Chi award

The Society of Professional Journalists announced the winners in the Sigma Delta Chi contest, and KBIA was honored in two out of the five radio categories.

KBIA won the “Breaking News Reporting” category for our coverage of the events on the University of Missouri campus in November 2015. The entry included snippets of our coverage from the 24 hour period starting the morning of November 9th. The entry included stories and coverage from KBIA professional staff members Becky Smith, Kris Husted, Bram Sable-Smith, Sara Shahriari and Ryan Famuliner. Shahriari oversaw a team of reporters that put together a half hour broadcast that aired the same day as the resignations of former UM System President Tim Wolfe and former MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin. A number of Missouri Journalism School students contributed to that broadcast, including Caty Eisterhold, Ailin Li, Ross Terrell, Michaela Tucker, Andy Humphrey, Kara Tabor and Hellen Tian. Student Nick Yahl also anchored some of the newscasts in the entry.

A KBIA investigative report nearly a year in the making, Heartland, Missouri, received the national Sigma Delta Chi award for Radio Documentary journalism. Issued by the Society of Professional Journalists, Heartland is KBIA's first story to receive a Sigma Delta Chi award.