Awards

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2019 – 2020

The Gather Award for Engaged Journalism

Online Journalism Awards

The Gather Award is the only national award recognizing engaged journalism. This year it was awarded to Southern California Public Radio for the engagement of reporters and producers for the team’s groundbreaking Help Desk approach, outreach to families via direct mail, the mission statements, our story about the Orange County School of the Arts, and our Voter Game Plan strategy. It reflects all of the ways that we've embraced engagement and not left it siloed like so many newsrooms.

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Best Morning Radio Show: The Show on KJZZ

BEST OF PHOENIX®

The Show on KJZZ was named the best morning radio station of 2018 by the Phoenix New Times, a complement and recognition I share with the incredible staff of hosts and producers along with the fastidious and talented KJZZ newsroom staff.

2018 – 2019

2017 – 2018

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Multiple Nominations

Rocky Mountain Student Emmys

Nominated in the News: General Assignment category for'Tamed But not Broken' a look into an Arizona Prison program that is operating with unparalleled recidivism rates. 

Nominated in the News: Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs category for 'The Korean War: A Forgotten Victory' a look into the sacrifice thousands of American men and women made in a war many Americans don't even know was fought.

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International Reporting Fellowship

Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition

​The Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition is a highly competitive fellowship program. Winners are selected on an evaluation of their overall body of work: variety, quality, execution and diversity. Selected fellows are sent to Japan for the purpose of studying  journalism in other cultures, exploring international media organizations and fostering a global cultural understanding. Fellows also have an opportunity to report on an issue of their interest while there. 

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Radio Best of Festival

Broadcast Education Association

Awarded one of the Broadcast Education Association's highest honors, the Best of Festival for Radio Feature Reporting for the story, "Duty, honor, court" -- about Arizona's veteran court system. 

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1st Place – Sports Feature

Broadcast Education Association

Awarded first place by the Broadcast Education Association in the sports feature reporting “Talent Beyond Age,” a story that follows an incredibly talented young girl's journey to break one of MLB toughest records. 

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Regional Winner – Radio Sports

Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards 2017

Awarded first place by the Society of Professional Journalist in the sports feature reporting “Talent Beyond Age,” a story that follows an incredibly talented 9 year old girl girl's journey to break one of MLB toughest records. 

1st Place – BioInvestigative Breaking News

BioTech National Collegiate Reporting Contest

​In 2016 the FDA issued a newly mandate banning several chemicals found in many household products most notably, soap. The FDA determined that not only were companies misleading their clients by suggesting that antimicrobial soaps lead to a healthier immune system but they also determined that soaps that contain chemicals that kill "99.999%" of germs and antimicrobial are actually extremely dangerous because they lend to the creation is a super micro that may not be able to be treated.

2015 – 2016

Top 20 Radio Finalist

56th Annual Hearst Journalism Awards

Referred to as the 'Pulitzer Prizer' of collegiate reporting, The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students’ schools. The Hearst journalism competition is one of the most prestigious and competitive in the nation. Richard was recognize for her investigative work and awarded a position as a Top 20 Finalist. 

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Regional Finalist Radio In-Depth Reporting

Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards

A Mark of Excellence Awards finalist for the investigative radio feature “Looking for Laurie,” a story that follows the search for one homeless woman who disappeared while sitting in plain sight.

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Honorable Mention Radio Feature

Broadcast Education Association

Recognized for the investigative radio feature “Looking for Laurie” a story that follows the search for one homeless woman who disappeared while sitting in plain sight.

Award for Courage in Reporting

Emma Bowen Reporting Foundation

The Emma for Courage is a highly competitive and prestigious award that recognizes one young reporter in the US for their determination and dedication to storytelling despite social, political, cultural or geographical constraints. 

© 2015 by Olivia Richard