WVIK Newsroom picks up 3 awards in Illinois contest

March  12, 2013

WVIK News Focus: Cameras & microphones in courts

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Yesterday, the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association announced WVIK News Editor, Michelle O'Neill, won three awards in its 2012 Journalism Excellence Contest in the Downstate Illinois Radio category. She won first place for Best Investigative Report, "Cameras and Mics in Iowa Courts." 

She won second place awards for Best Use of Sound and Best Light Feature for her stories, "Arts Mean Business" and "Kone Center Tour," respectively.

The Illinois AP association will hand out the awards on April 20, 2012 at the Illinois News Broadcasters Association's spring convention in Urbana. O'Neill and News Director, Herb Trix, also entered the Iowa Broadcast News Association journalism contest, but the winners won't be announced until next month.