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GLT News Honored with Five 2015 Associated Press Awards

The Illinois Associated Press has honored GLT News for journalistic excellence with five  awards for work in the Local Radio category in 2015. GLT received more awards than any other station in the division, the second year in a row for such a distinction.

GLT News has received 71 Illinois AP journalism awards in the past 12 years. This year's awards:

Best Series or Documentary-Judith Valente, "Unkown Illinois" and "Shattering Transgender Stereotypes."

Best Newscast-Charlie Schlenker, "6:06 PM Newscast."

Best Investigative Report-Judith Valente, "Ex-Con Priest."

Best Use of Sound-Judith Valente,  "Racial Tension Meeting."


GLT Wins TWO NATIONAL 2015 Edward R. Murrow Awards

For the first time in station history, WGLT is being honored with two national Edward R. Murrow awards for journalistic excellence in one year by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). GLT News won the coveted News Series award for the group of investigative reports, "Police and Race in the Twin Cities." That also took honors in the Investigative Reporting category. The series was honored earlier this year with two regional Murrow awards, and defeated contenders from 13 other regions to gain the national acclaim.

This marks an unprecedented three national awards for GLT News for work done last year, all centered around the "Police and Race" series. GLT remains a strong contender for a fourth national award to be handed out later this week at the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated annual conference in Salt Lake City. Listen to the award winning series "Police and Race in the Twin Cities."


GLT Receives 2015 National Award for Diversity Reporting

GLT News is one of seven media outlets in the nation honored with the 2015 Kaleidoscope Award for reporting on cultural diversity in 2014.The award was developed with Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) together with UNITY: Journalists For Diversity as part of a shared commitment to developing news content and editorial staffs that reflect the changing face of America.

GLT is the national winner in the Small Market Radio division. (RTDNA considers stations to be in small markets if the metro area they serve is less than 1,014,900 in population.) The award highlights the GLT newsroom's "ongoing commitment to covering issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity:the cultural diversity of (its) community."