WXXI News is the recipient of two awards from PMJA, the Public Media Journalists Association.
The awards were announced Thursday night, as part of a ‘Virtual Awards Gala,’ since the annual conference had to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The awards were for work done in 2019. They recognize the best work in public media journalism from across the country. Stations compete against others with similar sized newsrooms. Overall, judges reviewed nearly 1300 entries.
WXXI’s morning host and reporter Beth Adams won a 1st place award in the Feature category for her story called, Mission Mustang, which was about a facility in Honeoye Falls where training horses helps veterans readjust to their civilian lives.
WXXI Classical 91.5 host Mona Seghatoleslami won a 2nd place award in the Use of Sound category for her story, New Sounds from OSSIA, about a group of students at the Eastman School of Music that wants to expand the range of sounds in your life.