Siouxland Public Media Honored with 9 First Place Awards at 2020 IBNA Awards

Jun 30, 2020

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The Iowa Broadcast News Association honored Siouxland Public Media with nine First Place awards during the organization’s annual banquet in Pella, Iowa on Saturday, June 27, 2020. 

Credit Iowa Broadcast News Association

Siouxland Public Media competed in the large market and student radio categories and picked up several accolades for Overall Excellence, anchoring and reporting for work completed in 2019. 

Members of the IBNA chose Siouxland Public Media Reporter/Special Projects Producer Sheila Brummer to serve on the Board of Directors to represent the Northwest Region for 2020-2021.

IBNA AWARDS – FIRST PLACE

OVERALL EXCELLENCE: Siouxland Public Media Staff  (Entry featured news and specialty programs and features; including The Exchange, Small Wonders, Art + Radio, Check It Out and the Siouxland Media Project.)

EXCELLENCE IN ANCHORING: Mary Hartnett/Sheila Brummer

EXCELLENCE IN REPORTING: Sheila Brummer

USE OF ACTUALITY:  "Multicultural Fair Showcases Diversity in Siouxland" - Sheila Brummer 

FEATURE: “60th Anniversary of "The Day the Music Died" - Sheila Brummer

GENERAL REPORTING: “Justice for Jon” – Sheila Brummer

IBNA STUDENT AWARDS – FIRST PLACE

FEATURE: “Going Green: Garden Club Grows Summer Learning” - Mae Macfarlane

USE OF ACTUALITY: “Going Green: Garden Club Grows Summer Learning” - Mae Macfarlane

POLITICAL COVERAGE: “Young Reporters Interview the Mayor of Sioux City” - Siouxland Media Lab Reporters and Jorge Quezada/Producer