|The Eastern whippoorwill (AllAboutBirds.org)|
Marfa Public Radio in Texas, for feature reporting ("Without Hospice, Who Gets To Die In The Big Bend?) and for coverage via social media and multimedia.
Montana Public Radio, for a documentary titled "Cold Comfort" about climate change in the Arctic.
North State Public Radio in California , for continuing coverage of the Paradise wildfire.
Wyoming Public Radio, for excellence in sound in its coverage of scientists racing to research a stonefly species threatened by climate change.
Maine Public Radio, for excellence in video in a story about the Mount Washington weather station.
Some large-market winners covered rural topics. KARE-TV in Minneapolis won for hard news with a story on the troubles of dairy farmers, and NPR and PBS "Frontline" won for investigative reporting with "Coal's Deadly Dust," based on the reporting of Howard Berkes, who retired from NPR early this year. The complete list of winners is here.