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Congratulations to Crosscut for Winning 16 NW Excellence in Journalism Awards

May 19, 2020 

Crosscut won 16 awards, including nine first place honors at the SPJ NW excellence in journalism awards last night. (These awards were handed out virtually.)  Read our list of winners below or check out the full list of winners here

BREAKING NEWS REPORTING

Writing, Photo & Design, Medium Newsroom

Runner Up

WA Rep. Matt Shea engaged in ‘domestic terrorism,’ helped plan Matheus standoff, investigation finds

Melissa Santos — Crosscut

COLUMN

Writing, Photo & Design, Medium Newsroom

First Place

Race & Place

Glenn Nelson, Crosscut

COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE

Writing, Photo & Design, Medium Newsroom

First Place

On the Margins

David Kroman — Crosscut

DIVERSITY REPORTING

Writing, Photo & Design, Medium Newsroom

First Place

Historic Black Panther newspapers find a home in the Central District

Margo Vansynghel — Crosscut

EDITORIAL & COMMENTARY

Writing, Photo & Design, Medium Newsroom

First Place

Race and Equity

Glenn Nelson — Crosscut

EDUCATION REPORTING

Writing, Photo & Design, Medium Newsroom

First Place

Facing cuts, Seattle school librarians fight to save their budget

Liz Brazile, Matt M. McKnight — Crosscut

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTER REPORTING

Writing, Photo & Design, Medium Newsroom

Runner Up

Challenging the ‘new normal’ in the wildfire-ravaged Methow Valley

Manola Secaira — Crosscut

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Writing, Photo & Design, Medium Newsroom

First Place

Razor Clamming

Dorothy Edwards — Crosscut

GENERAL NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY

Writing, Photo & Design, Medium Newsroom 

Runner Up 

Delivering in the Snow” 

Matt McKnight — Crosscut

HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS REPORTING 

Writing, Photo & Design, Medium Newsroom 

First Place 

‘Heartbreaking’: Seattle’s homeless are getting sicker and shelters are struggling to keep up” 

David Kroman — Crosscut

MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLING

Writing, Photo & Design, Medium Newsroom

Runner Up

WA farmers and laborers are struggling under the H-2A guest worker program — and it may

get worse

Lilly Fowler, Jen Dev — Crosscut

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

Writing, Photo & Design, Medium Newsroom

Runner Up

Tom Hansen

Dorothy Edwards — Crosscut

SPORTS COLUMN

Writing, Photo & Design, Medium Newsroom

First Place

Sports & Culture

Glenn Nelson — Crosscut

SPOT NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY

Writing, Photo & Design, Medium Newsroom

First Place

Scene of a Shooting

Matt McKnight — Crosscut

TECHNOLOGY REPORTING

Runner Up

The world’s first commercial electric aircraft could take off in the PNW

Beatriz Costa Lima, Jen Dev, Sarah Hoffman — Crosscut

SPORTS REPORTING

Video, Large Newsroom

Runner Up

Girls hockey is growing in Washington — and it isn’t dependent on boys programs anymore

Beatriz Costa Lima — Crosscut
 

Cascade Public Media welcomes new directors to the governing board

April 28, 2020 

Cascade Public Media, home of KCTS 9 and Crosscut, announced two new additions to the organization’s Board of Directors: Holly Mesrobian and Dr. Christopher Parker.

Mesrobian, who has worked in streaming media for two decades, is now a director of engineering at Amazon Web Services. Parker, co-author of the forthcoming The Great White Hope: Donald Trump, Race, and the Crisis of American Democracy, is a political science professor at the University of Washington.

“We’re thrilled to have Holly and Christopher join the Cascade Public Media board,” said President and CEO Robert I. Dunlop. “Not only is the world of media changing rapidly—the world itself is changing at a breakneck pace. Their insights will be extremely valuable as we continue to bring the people of our region news and programming that informs and inspires.”

Holly Mesrobian earned master’s degrees in computer science and software engineering from the University of Washington and Seattle University, respectively. She’s held leadership roles at Real Networks and Cozi, and led technology teams based in the United Kingdom for Amazon’s video service before returning to Seattle. Over the past 25 years, she’s run marathons across the United States and Europe. Holly, her husband and their four children live in Seattle.

A Navy veteran, Dr. Christopher Sebastian Parker studied political science at the University of Chicago. He’s taught at UW since 2006. Parker is also the author of the award-winning books Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in Contemporary America (2013) and Fighting for Democracy: Black Veterans and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in the Postwar South (2009). He lives in Seattle, where he enjoys traveling, sports and time with family, friends and his dog, Brooklyn.

 

KCTS 9’s 2020 Northwest Regional Emmy® Award Nominees! 

April 3, 2020 

And the nominees are … We are proud to announce that KCTS 9 has been nominated for 12 Northwest Regional Emmy® Awards, the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

KCTS 9 is devoted to providing quality journalism and compelling stories to the public. We are honored to have our work in environmental, cultural and civic reporting recognized. 

Check out our list of nominations below, or see the full list of nominees here

Arts/Entertainment - Program Feature/Segment

A love letter to dance

Aileen Imperial, Producer, Photographer, Editor; Resti Bagcal, Photographer; Valerie Vozza, Photographer; Amy Mahardy, Editor

Watch A love letter to dance on KCTS9.org. 

370 dance videos combined into one striking solo

Aileen Imperial, Producer, Photographer, Editor; Resti Bagcal, Photographer

Watch 370 dance videos combined into one striking solo on KCTS9.org. 

Historic/Cultural - Program Special

Mossback's Northwest Special 

Stephen Hegg, Producer; Lindsay McLean, Editor; Knute Berger, Host; Resti Bagcal, Photographer; Madeleine Pisaneschi, Graphic Designer; Shaminder Dulai, Executive Producer; Greg Cohen, Art Director; Eric Keto, Producer

Watch the Mossback's Northwest Special on KCTS9.org. 

Mossback's Northwest

 

Interview/Discussion - Program/Special

Crosscut NOW Studio Sessions

Stephen Hegg, Producer; Mark Baumgarten, Executive Producer; Florangela Davila, Host; Valerie Vozza, Photographer; Mason Bryan, Researcher; Greg Davis, Photographer; Amy Mahardy, Editor 

Watch Crosscut NOW Studio Sessions on KCTS9.org. 

Documentary - Historical/Cultural

The Rising 

Sarah Hoffman, Director; Ted Alvarez, Producer; Beatriz Costa Lima, Second Unit; Lindsay McLean, Animator; Amy Mahardy, Editor; Shaminder Dulai, Executive Producer; Greg Cohen, Art Director

Watch The Rising on KCTS9.org. 

The Rising

 

Documentary - Topical

Manifest Justice 

Gavin Sullivan, Director/Producer; Bryan Tucker, Producer/DP/Editor 

Watch Manifest Justice on KCTS9.org. 

Promotion - Program - Single Spot

Lavender Country 

Jeremy Cropf, Producer; Michael McClinton, Producer, Editor, Writer; Resti Bagcal, Photographer; Patrick Haggerty, Co-Writer

Watch Lavender Country on YouTube. 

Promotion - Program - Campaign 

Molly of Denali - Sovereign Bill Profile Campaign 

Myisa Plancq-Graham, Producer / Editor; Jeremy Cropf, Producer; Marquis J. Wright, Associate Producer; Resti Bagcal, Director of Photography; Sovereign Bill, Talent

Watch this campaign on KCTS 9's Instagram

Summer of Space Campaign 

Michael McClinton, Producer, Editor; Jeremy Cropf, Producer; Valerie Vozza, Camera; Arlo Ballard, Camera 

Watch this campaign on KCTS 9's Instagram

Won't You Be My Neighbor Campaign 

Michael McClinton, Producer, Editor; Resti Bagcal, Photographer; Jeremy Cropf, Producer

Watch this campaign on KCTS 9's Instagram

Downton Abbey Tea Campaign

 Michael McClinton, Producer, Editor; Jeremy Cropf, Producer; Resti Bagcal, Photographer; Madeleine Pisaneschi, Graphic Design

Watch this campaign on KCTS 9's Instagram

Audio 

Amy Mahardy, KCTS 9