April 23, 2015
For immediate release
Brooklyn Park, Minn. – For stories ranging from a Brooklyn Park family’s roadside delivery of a baby named Marvelous to full coverage of an Osseo and Maple Grove football game, the Channel 12/Northwest Community Television staff accepted eleven Eric Sevareid awards for exceptional large market news coverage at the 2015 Midwest Journalism Conference in Bloomington.
Each year the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association presents the Eric Sevareid Awards to the best work done by broadcast news operations and journalists working in small, medium, and large markets in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska. Channel 12 /Northwest Community Television brought home three first place finishes and eight awards of merit.
“I am very proud of our very talented and creative staff. Being recognized with 11 awards in a multi-state broadcast competition is a great honor. The commitment from staff to very high standards is exceptional and a great service to our communities,” says Mike Johnson, executive director. “We know our viewers appreciate the high quality community programming that we air each and every day. It is the icing on the cake to know that our peers in the broadcast industry recognize that level of quality.” 2015 Eric Sevareid Awards received: 12 News
Documentary/Special: Silver Tsunami: Living Longer
Photojournalism: Save the Osseo Water Tower
Series: Coverage of Ebola
Series: Money Savers
Soft Feature: Baby Marvelous
Sports Reporting: Ultimate Frisbee
Sports Play by Play: Champlin Park vs. Roseville State Volleyball
Sports Play by Play: Osseo vs. Maple Grove Football
Sportscast/Program: 2014 12-Sports Hall of Fame
Channel 12 is a service of Northwest Community Television providing professionally-produced local news, sports and special events coverage for cable subscribers in the northwest suburbs of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo, Plymouth, and Robbinsdale.