Winners of the 2017 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors contest were announced Saturday at the World War II Museum in New Orleans.
Dozens of AP-member newspapers and TV and radio broadcasters in both states submitted more than 1,400 entries in the contest that honors the best in journalism in 2017.
Boswell Media brought home three first place and four second place awards during the banquet.
First place awards include Best Short Feature, Best Multimedia Story and Best Radio Reporter.
Boswell Media also brought home second place awards in Use of Sound, Sports Story, Multimedia Story and Radio Achievement.
“It’s great to get these awards,” said President Johnny Boswell. “It shows what we do at Boswell Media. It’s all about serving the community and the people with the information that they need. I’m very proud of our team and we’ll keep striving for excellence in all that we do”
The complete list of winners can be found here.
The AP is a not-for-profit news cooperative with 1,400 newspapers and 5,000 broadcasters in the United States.
2017 Boswell Media Award Entries:
- 1st Place- Best Radio Reporter: Breck Riley
- 1st Place – Best Multimedia Story: Paul Harvey WKOZ Revisited1st
- 1st Place – Best Short Feature: Paul Harvey Broadcasts from WKOZ
- 2nd Place – Best Sports Story: Choctaw Central Special Olympics
- 2nd Place – Best Use of Sound: Neshoba County Emergency Drill
- 2nd Place – Best Multimedia Story: Cruisin for a Cure
- 2nd Place – Radio Achievement