CapRadio Wins Two Excellence in Investigative Journalism Awards
Sacramento, CA - November 28, 2022: The Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter announced that Capital Public Radio (CapRadio) is the recipient of a 2022 Excellence in Journalism Award for Investigative Reporting (audio/radio), and is part of a collaboration with KQED that won for Investigative Reporting (online/print). The Excellence in Journalism Awards recognize extraordinary contributions in news over the past year.
CapRadio’s Emily Zentner and Sammy Caiola were recognized with the Investigative Reporting Award for their work on the After the Assault podcast, which took a deep dive into sexual violence cases in Sacramento. Their reporting helped shine a light on how most cases are resolved without arrest or trial and how survivors don’t often get the justice they seek.
"It's an honor to see the hard work that went into this two-year-long reporting project recognized, as well as the vulnerability and courage it took for the survivors to share their stories, who are at the heart of After the Assault," said Emily Zentner, data reporter at CapRadio.
CapRadio’s Scott Rodd and KQED’s Danielle Venton were recognized with the Investigative Reporting Award for their work on how Cal Fire fumbled key responsibilities related to forest management and wildfire mitigation, potentially leaving the state at greater risk of catastrophic fires.
“This award validates Scott’s tenacity and commitment to accountability journalism, and CapRadio is honored to be recognized by SPJ NorCal,” said Nick Miller, managing editor of news and information at CapRadio.
Last week, United States Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein, as well as California Congressional members, demanded answers from the U.S. Forest Service based on Scott Rodd’s CapRadio investigation.
View the press release from The Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter.
CapRadio serves California’s Capital Region, Central Valley and Sierra Nevada as the public-supported alternative to for-profit media. As the NPR Member station based in Sacramento, CapRadio connects with communities through seven broadcast stations, live streaming, podcasts, digital communities, live experiences and more. Known for its award-winning newsroom, CapRadio is recognized as a leader in community-engaged journalism and state government reporting, and CapRadio Music is the exclusive broadcast source of classical and jazz in the region. With more than 500,000 weekly listeners on-air and online, CapRadio provides a trusted and indispensable source of information, music and events.