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.
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