The Public Media Journalists Association recently awarded KLCC with a First Place win for Writing, Division C.
The winning submission was for a feature from reporter Brian Bull, titled CAHOOTS At 30 Part I: Crisis Response Teams ‘Assume Nothing’. His story profiles Eugene’s mobile crisis intervention service operated by the White Bird Clinic, and includes audio of a six-hour ride-a-long Bull did one evening with a CAHOOTS team as they responded to calls from residents of Eugene-Springfield. Besides talking to medic Daniel Felts and crisis counselor Kimber Haws, Bull also talked to Eugene Police and a chronically-ill veteran who all praised CAHOOTS’ unique approach. Many cities are now considering that model given several high-profile cases of police brutality and deaths, including that of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
KLCC competes in PMJA’s Division C, which is comprised of small market public radio newsrooms across the United States.
Congrats KLCC News!
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