Larry Mendte, Monica Avery, Perry Casciato, Susan Schiller, CBS3
“Alex Scott Telethon”
Judge’s Comments: Incredibly moving. Obvious the team was inspired by the importance of the telethon to the families. Great use of testimonials from children to reinforce the Lemonade Stand. Most important, it served its purpose. I was judging a contest and at the end, I wanted to give to Alex’s Lemonade Stand!
Larry Mendte, Mike Henry, Stephanie Carson, Jim Barry, CBS3
“A Moment to Remember”
Judge’s Comments: A very touching piece. The interviews are well done, and the pictures and videos from Iraq really draw the viewer in.
Will Elliott, Patrick Mairs, Micheline Boudreau, WHYY
Judge’s Comments: Good story; lots of info.
Larry Mendte, Mike Henry
“Iraq: Still Counting”
Judge’s Comments: This story really put the Iraq war in perspective. Very moving. It gets your attention. Great story.
Larry Mendte, Eugene Bradford, Stephanie Carson, Jim Barry, CBS3
Judge’s Comments: Stephen McGowan is both a heartbreaking and uplifting piece of storytelling. It has powerful sound, imagery and writing. Great work!
Larry Mendte, Mike Henry, Jonelle Fabian, CBS3
Judge’s Comments: “Alex’s Children” is very inspirational. It allows the viewer to be invested in each child’s story. Strong writing and editing.
Stephanie Aldrich, Zach Maupin, Micheline Boudreau, WHYY
“Goodwin Fire Company’
Judge’s Comments: This story is a good nats piece. The story flows well and has really good sound.
Larry Mendte, Mike Henry, Jim Barry, CBS3
“Courage to Come Forward”
Judge’s Comments: Riveting! Managed to take a story with an anonymous interview and a few newspaper clips and make it into a visual feast. The interview subject is powerful, and the subject is compelling. Excellent follow-up material.
Larry Mendte, Mike Henry, Mike Teiper, CBS3
Judge’s Comments: It demonstrates well the struggles of autism. I like how it showed the progress of Kara Mia, who turned out to be the reporter’s relative. Nice personal touch!
Micheline Boudreau, Namisha Anand, Jeff Frederick, WHYY
Judge’s Comments: Interesting story. It was well told.
Lisa Shiner, Rob Stewart, Micheline Boudreau, WHYY
“Delaware State of the State Address”
Judge’s Comments: Greta summary of the important event and subjects like education and the economy. Strong presence by main anchor.
Micheline Boudreau, Stephanie Aldrich, Lyndsey Teague, WHYY
“100th Anniversary of Frank Furness”
Judge’s Comments: This is a remarkable natural sound package. It’s one thing to tell an architectural legacy story, but it takes craftsmanship to produce an engaging piece. The train station sights and sounds came alive throughout the piece. Frank Furness’ works moved this transportation-inspired piece. I enjoyed the documentary feel to this feature story. Great camera work and wonderful interview use to create a seamless flow.
Micheline Boudreau, Lauren Krenzel, WHYY
Judge’s Comments: The feature was adorably written to showcase the youthful questions to the authors. Since the story takes place in a library, it’s tough to create movement. Lauren Krenzel does a splendid job bringing the children’s writers to life with zooms and pans.