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Wed June 12, 2013
WFPL's Defining Fairness Series Wins National Diversity Award
WFPL's Defining Fairness series, the project Phillip M. Bailey and I co-produced last Spring, has been awarded the Unity Award by the Radio Television Digital News Association. The Unity Award is a national award which recognizes outstanding journalistic achievement in the coverage of diversity, and will be presented at the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards dinner on Oct. 14 in New York.
We feel very fortunate to work for a news organization that encourages this kind of programming. We're thankful to Chris Hartman of the Fairness Campaign and UofL professor (and now, a host of WFPL's Strange Fruit podcast) Dr. Kaila Story for consulting on the project. But mostly we're grateful and humbled that the Defining Fairness interview subjects were generous enough to share their stories with us, and with you. They are the heart of this work, and we're deeply indebted to them for allowing us into their lives and helping bring wider awareness to the issues faced by Louisville's diverse LGBTQ community.
You can find the Defining Fairness series here.