KMUW Reporter Wins a Gracie
KMUW – 89.1 Wichita has garnered a Gracie. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has announced the winners of the 2016 Gracie Awards. Among them is: The Pieces that Remain: Remembering the Wichita State University Plane Crash. This half-hour radio documentary by KMUW Reporter Abigail Wilson was awarded in the student radio category.
The Gracie Awards have honored Wilson for her piece, which began as a paper for her graduate degree at WSU. As an intern at KMUW, she started work to turn the paper into a radio documentary. The Pieces That Remain is a very personal story for Wilson as her uncle is one of the survivors of the crash. The documentary explores the day of the crash through the eyes of friends, family members, and survivors and reveals how they each look back at that day very differently.
Wilson’s reporting for KMUW has included in-depth pieces on the Kansas economy, social justice issues, the arts, and state and national politics. Her work has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Only A Game, and various state media outlets. She has also been recognized for her reporting by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters.
The Gracies, named for Gracie Allen, recognize exemplary programming by women, for women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment, as well as individuals who have contributed to the industry. The award program benefits the AWMF, a non-profit that creates educational programs, charitable activities and scholarship initiatives to benefit the public and women in the media. The AWMF received a record number of entries this year, which is the 41st anniversary of The Gracie Awards.
Listen to the documentary at kmuw.org as well as other KMUW news segments, local commentaries and streaming music archives.