WLRN was awarded three second-place National Headliner Awards for its 2017 news coverage in the categories of social media, feature reporting for radio and radio documentary. 

The National Headliner Awards was founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City, making it one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic excellence in the United States.

WLRN's work competed with news organizations of diverse sizes from around the country and it was recognized in the following categories: 

WLRN' s news coverage for 2017 was recognized with 14 awards by the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters at their yearly contest. 

Thirty-seven broadcast organizations submitted 597 entries in the contest, which featured news, sports and weather stories from 2017. WLRN News won seven first-place awards and seven second-place recognitions. 

Winners were announced Saturday in Orlando. You can read the full list here

WLRN News has been honored with four  Salute to Excellence awards by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). 

The Salute to Excellence Awards honor work from print, television, radio, online, photojournalism, and public relations. Winners for the 2017 edition were announced Saturday, Aug. 12, during NABJ's 42nd Annual Convention and Career Fair in New Orleans, the largest annual gathering of journalists of color in the country.

WLRN was the only radio station that won more than three awards. Here are the winners: 

WLRN News won five awards at the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) conference in June, including one first place in Breaking News.

PRNDI began awarding top radio journalism in diverse categories in 1988, and today it remains the only national contest that honors local radio reporting. This year,WLRN hosted the PRNDI conference, as hundreds of news directors from around the country gathered in Sunny Isles Beach.

WLRN Receives 12 Sunshine State Awards

Jul 24, 2017

WLRN took home 12 awards at the Sunshine State Awards Ceremony on July 22, including first places in investigative reporting and news website.

The Sunshine State Awards are presented by the Florida branch of the Society of Professional Journalists. WLRN was awarded the following prizes:

WLRN Recognized With 11 Green Eyeshade Awards

Jul 24, 2017

WLRN took home 11 awards, including three first places, in the 2017 Green Eyeshade Awards.

The Green Eyeshade Awards, given by the Society of Professional Journalists, have been recognizing Southeastern news for 67 years, making this the nation's oldest regional journalism contest. The region is composed of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

WLRN won in the following categories:

WLRN News Wins 9 Regional Murrow Awards

Apr 25, 2017

WLRN News has won nine Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including excellence in innovation, feature, hard news, and investigative reporting. 

The Murrow awards, awarded since 1971 by the Radio Television Digital News Organization, recognize stories that put public interest above all else, provide a catalyst for public discussion and adhere to the RTDNA Code of Ethics. They are named in honor of  Edward R. Murrow, a pioneer who set the standards for the highest quality of broadcast journalism. 

WLRN News' work has been recognized with four National Headliner Awards, including a first place award for Social Media.

The National Headliner Awards was founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City, making it one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic excellence in the United States.

WLRN News took home nine first place and four runner-up awards at this year's Florida Associated Press Broadcasters competition.

Results were announced at a gala event April 8 in Orlando. One WLRN News story, "We Spent the Night on a Nuclear Submarine," by Sammy Mack and Wilson Sayre, captured first place in two categories -- Feature | Light News and Use of Sound for Radio.

For a centenarian, the Pulitzer Prize appears to be as spry as ever.

Now in its 101st year, the prestigious prize recognized writers, artists and musicians of nearly every bent — from breaking news and cartooning, to fiction and drama. At a New York City ceremony Monday, Pulitzer Prize Administrator Mike Pride announced the 21 winners of the 2017 award.

WLRN News has won three awards from the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters. Ten additional works are finalists for awards, which will be announced next month.

The three winners for the 2016 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters awards are:

- Investigative Series

WLRN Public Television was honored with an award recognizing one of its original productions during the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' 2016 Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards on Saturday. 

The WLRN original production "Plight of the Plume Birds" was acknowledged as one of five winners in the environment category. The 14-minute documentary was written and directed by former WLRN Director of Television Production and Programming Alan Tomlinson and produced by Francesca De Onis.

Congratulations are in order, kind of, for a few exemplary researchers and one massive multinational corporation.

This year's Ig Nobel awards — the rather-less-noble-than-the-Nobel awards for "improbable" research and accomplishments — were announced Thursday night.

The honorees included a man who lived as a goat, a man who lived as a badger, a man who put tiny pants on rats and tracked their sex lives, a team who investigated the personalities of rocks, and Volkswagen.

The 2016 Emmy Award nominations were announced Thursday morning in Los Angeles. The full list of nominations is here.

Although HBO's hit Veep received the most comedy nominations, the ABC show Black-ish was nominated in three top categories, including best comedy series and best lead actor and actress in a comedy series.


WLRN Public Media won nine awards for work produced during 2015 at this year's Public Radio News Directors Inc. annual conference. The honors, part of PRNDI’s highly-competitive national awards competition, were announced during a ceremony June 25 during the organization’s annual conference in St. Louis.