KMXT Newsroom awarded for outstanding journalism

All three reporters in the KMXT newsroom have been recognized recently by their fellow journalists for their outstanding reporting last year.

KMXT’s news director, Kirsten Dobroth wins second place at the 2022 Public Media Journalist Association awards

Last week, KMXT news director Kirsten Dobroth was awarded second place by the Public Media Journalist Association (PMJA) for Best Series in their nationwide competition. Dobroth won for her environmental reporting in the series, “In the Woods: Trees and Climate Change in the Roaring Fork Valley.” The series was produced for Aspen Public Radio when Dobroth worked for KAJX in Colorado in 2021.

The annual PMJA awards “recognize the best work in public media journalism from across the country.” This year, judges evaluated over 1500 entries from around the US.

Locally, at the Alaska Press Club awards in April, KMXT reporter Dylan Simard won two awards and Terry Haines earned one.

KMXT’s reporters Dylan Simard and Terry Haines honored by the Alaska Press Club in 2022

Simard took third place in the Best Alaska History Reporting category for his story on the CIA using shellfish toxin during the Cold War. Simard’s audio postcard on Kodiak’s Ididarock challenge, which judges called “a nice snapshot of a unique event” and “very descriptive,” garnered third place in the Best Sports Reporting category.

Haines won third place for Best Long Form Audio Program for the statewide public radio staple: “The Alaska Fisheries Report.” Judges praised Haines’s production as “wonderfully mixed and fabulously narrated.” You can subscribe to “The Alaska Fisheries Report” podcast here.

KMXT congratulates our newsroom staff on a remarkable 2021, and looks forward to the accolades they’ll earn for 2022.

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