WHQR wins 11 broadcast journalism awards

WHQR won a variety of accolades at the Associated Press/Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas awards ceremony on Oct. 28 in Charlotte.

According to the Associated Press, WHQR won 5 awards this year:

First place in public affairsfor WHQR’s coverage of Hurricane Florence.

First place in Web/Multimedia category for WHQR’s web special “Understanding 1898: America’s Only Coup” which includes a chronicle of the coup, an interactive map, video interviews and a suggested walking tour. Produced by Annabelle Crowe, Katelyn Freund, Rachel Keith, Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Vince Winkel

First place for the best use of soundVince Winkel, on the fish industry after Hurricane Florence.

WHQR won a pair of runner-up AP awards:

Continuous coverage of Hurricane Florence

Exceptional news operation

From the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC), WHQR won 6 awards:

Consumer/Economic: First place – Reporting by Vince Winkel on the Cape Fear Crossing project.

Education: first place — Reporting by Vince Winkel on education and race in New Hanover County

General news: first place – Vince Winkel’s coverage of the Grace Project sequel in downtown Wilmington

Politics: first place – The 2018 CoastLine Candidate Interviews – Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Rachel Keith

Sports: first place – CoastLine: Shaun Assael on the death of Sonny Liston – Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Rachel Keith

Entertainment: second place – A CoastLine edition with Paula Poundstone – Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Katelyn Freund

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