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WMFE wins two national awards from the Public Media Journalists Association

WMFE wins two national awards from the Public Media Journalists Association


June 27, 2022

ORLANDO — Central Florida public radio station 90.7 WMFE won two first place awards from the Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) for its work in 2021. These national awards honor the best work produced by public media outlets across the United States. Stations compete against similar-sized newsrooms. WMFE earned its two first place awards in Division A (news staff of eight to 15).

Overall, judges reviewed over 1,500 entries.

In the category of Digital Writing, WMFE’s Amy Green won first place for her story exploring the die off of Manatees. Four Years Ago Manatees Were Declared No Longer Endangered. Now They Are Dying At A Record Pace.”

Former WMFE Assistant News Director Matthew Peddie won first place in the Interview category with a follow up to the Pulse nightclub mass shooting. A Pulse survivor and the officer who saved him catch up.”

In addition, a Florida Public Media collaboration that WMFE participated in won three first place awards. Wins for Class of COVID-19: An Education Crisis for Florida's Vulnerable Students included:

First place – Collaborative Effort

First place – Long Documentary

First place – Multimedia Presentation


You can find the complete list of PMJA winners here.


About Community Communications Inc.:

Community Communications Inc. is a locally owned, and operated, non-profit public media organization that operates 90.7 WMFE-FM, metro Orlando’s primary provider of NPR programming; 90.7-2 Classical; and 89.5 WMFV, public radio for The Villages, Leesburg and The Golden Triangle. Listener-supported Community Communications has been serving the community since 1980 with trusted news and programming from a local, national and international perspective.

About Public Media Journalists Association

Public Media Journalists Association supports, empowers and advocates for journalists working in public media. The organization was formerly known at Public Radio News Directors Inc., and began as an association representing those responsible for the day-to-day direction, reporting and editing of local public media newsrooms. Visit https://pmja.org/ for more information.