Listeners might have noticed a lack of local news for a few days last month. KRBD’s news team was in Anchorage, attending three days of training — and learning a lot – from award-winning journalists working around the country.
The 2023 Alaska Press Club Conference culminated with an awards banquet on April 22. KRBD took home a total of four statewide awards for work created in 2022.
KRBD’s recently-departed news director Eric Stone won second place for best audio education reporting with his story about the investigation into allegations of racist student behavior at a basketball game between Ketchikan High School’s Kayhi Kings and the Metlakatla High School Chiefs.
KRBD’s Raegan Miller won second place in the “best culture reporting” audio category for a story about the village of Kasaan’s first totem pole repatriation last year.
Stone also won a third-place award in the “best same-day feature” audio category for his report on how Ketchikan residents used tutus to celebrate a special Tuesday.
And CoastAlaska –a regional news network that includes KRBD — won the “all media best environmental reporting” category for a collaboration on Alaska’s roadless rule. Stone worked on that project along with former CoastAlaska news director Jacob Resneck, Edward Boyda with Earthrise Media and Clayton Aldern with Grist.