June 14 – June 21, 2019
CAN YOU HEAR HER NOW? The Columbia Journalism Review reports the case of Atlanta public radio host Amy Kiley who in June 2018 lost her job at WABE after complaining of gender discrimination. One voice coach had told her she talked like a “baby girl” and needed to become a woman, the article recounts. The June 18 story examines other discrimination issues at public radio stations in the United States.
RESPECT: The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications has reaccredited Savannah State University’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communications. The council first accredited the school in 2007. Savannah State University is one of two schools in Georgia with this certification. The other is University of Georgia.
CONGRATS: It’s that time of year when news outlets can brag about the awards they won this season. WXIA-TV, an NBC-affiliated television station in Atlanta also known as 11Alive, won 36 Emmy awards earlier this month.
The station won awards for News Excellence and Overall Excellence at the Southeast Emmy Awards ceremony June 15 in Buckhead. WXIA also won in the categories for Best Morning Newscast in the Southeast, Team Coverage and On-Camera Talent- Anchor.
A list of all 2019 Southeast Emmy Award winners fills 43 pages in a PDF format.
Did your news organization win an award this season? Do you have something you need to brag about to other journalists? Send information to SizingUpTheSouth@gmail.com. Tell us who, what, when and where.