KRBD won three awards from the Alaska Press Club for work produced in 2021. Winners were announced this weekend following the nonprofit organization’s annual conference.

KRBD News Director Eric Stone was recognized with a first-place award for Best Solo Journalism in a category open to all Alaska media organizations.

“Eric Stone provides a narrative shape to hard-hitting and feature stories alike, informing his readers while keeping them engaged through solid storytelling. His images add important context and life to the story. Stellar work,” said Justin Hinkley, who judged the category. Hinkley is the publisher and editor of the Alpena News in northern Michigan.

KRBD also notched two awards in categories devoted to audio media organizations: a second-place honor in the Best Public Safety Reporting category for Stone’s piece examining the death of a Ketchikan man during pursuit by police, and a third-place award in the Best Reporting on Government or Politics category for a story about a Ketchikan parade in support of President Donald Trump in the days before the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The Alaska Press Club is a nonprofit organization that provides education, recognition and support to journalists in the 49th state, according to its website.