The two stations earned excellence in journalism awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. WKBW’s award is for its investigation into child sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church in Western New York. KNXV’s award is for its investigative series inside a local Arizona police department which exposed a corrupt culture that protected officers and misled the public.
Some TV stations are helping their local advertisers with deeply discounted or free — yes, I said free — advertising to keep their clients top of mind in their market.
All this week, Scripps TV stations are working directly with high schools in their communities to produce original pieces of student journalism. Here are some examples of that collaboration.
As a result of its initial reporting, a source within the Buffalo diocese agreed to work with WKBW investigative reporter Charlie Specht and photojournalist Jeff Wick, providing the investigative team with evidence of a church cover-up.