Bowser, Parsons win SEJ awards

Two AHCJ members earned honors in the Society of Environmental Journalists Awards for Reporting on the Environment.

WTAE-Pittsburgh’s Jim Parsons, Kendall Cross and Michael Lazorko won the Outstanding Story, Television, Small Market category with “Drill Baby Drill,” described by SEJ as “the kind of outstanding environmental journalism that every newsroom should commit to report.” The story examined the impact natural gas drilling has on water volume in creeks and streams.

The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer’s Betty Ann Bowser, Patti Parson and Catherine Wise took second in Outstanding Story, Television, Large Market for their “Louisiana Landfills Report,” which helped put a personal face on the complicated consequences of Hurricane Katrina and accompanying rebuilding efforts.

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