• WBGO News' Monica Miller Wins Ippie

    April 16, 2012. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    The Ippies Awards are given to the ethnic and community press by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. It is the only New York-area competition that recognizes excellence amongst journalists, photographers, graphic artists, editors, and publishers from the ethnic and community media. Since 2002, the awards program has served as a vehicle to honor outstanding work, to promote coalition building within this media sector, and to attract mainstream media attention.

    Veteran TV reporter and anchor Connie Chung was the keynote speaker. Errol Lewis from NY1's Inside City Hall was the Master of Ceremonies. The entries were judged by faculty and adjuncts at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, as well as professional journalists. The 2012 competition attracted 240 entries across 10 categories from 46 community and ethnic news organizations.

    Errol Louis, Monica Miller, Connie Chung at 2012 Ippie Awards Ceremony
    Errol Louis, Monica Miller, Connie Chung at 2012 Ippie Awards Ceremony

    The winner of the best use of audio in reporting was Monica Miller, for her story, “Newark Roll Call,” which aired on WBGO on July 29, 2011. In the radio piece, Miller detailed the growing tension between community members and Newark’s police force.

    Congratulations, Monica!

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