EHRP-Supported Article on Rural Radio Wins SABEW Best in Business Award

EHRP contributor Debbie Weingarten recently won a Best in Business Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) for her EHRP-supported reporting on America’s vanishing rural radio stations. Here’s what SABEW judges had to say about Weingarten’s piece:

In clear, accessible language, the story elegantly links the Telecommunication Act of 1996 to the financial collapse of a local radio station in Arizona. Debbie Weingarten goes beyond just explaining how the law led to consolidation of the radio industry; she dives into the cost to communities, which are losing a key source of information and cultural identity as stations are turned into homogenized satellites of corporations. Beautiful pictures also enhance the article’s bold, empathetic storytelling.

Read the full award announcement here.

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The Economic Hardship Reporting Project supports independent journalists so they can create gripping stories which often counter the typical disparaging narratives about inequality. This high-quality journalism is then co-published with mainstream media outlets mobilizing readers to address systemic economic hardship.

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