WYPR 88.1 FM has been recognized by the Washington, D.C., Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for journalism excellence as part of its 2022 Dateline Awards. Of the nine radio award categories, the station and its reporters were named the winner of three categories and were recognized as finalists in an additional two categories.
WYPR was honored with the following SPJDC 2022 Dateline Awards:
Features – winner
Reporter Emily Sullivan won first place for her Baltimore City features coverage.
Business – winner
Midday Host Tom Hall, Senior Producer Rob Sivak and Supervising Producer Malarie Pinkard-Pierre won this category for “WYPR Midday: Stewart Bainum on his ‘Baltimore Banner’ plans.”
Commentary & Criticism – winner
Independent contributor J. Wynn Rousuck along with Midday Host Tom Hall and Engineer/Producer Luke Spicknall took home the award in this category for “Rousuck’s Review: Midday’s Theater Critic.”
Non-Breaking News – finalist
Midday Host Tom Hall, Senior Producer Rob Sivak and Supervising Producer Malarie Pinkard-Pierre were recognized as a finalist for WYPR Midday: Social Justice Thru Innovative Housing Solutions.
Series – finalist
Reporter Rachel Baye was a finalist for “Missed Shots: COVID-19 Vaccine Resistance in Garrett County.”
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