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AP honors WTBU student reporters

WBTU, BU’s student-run radio station, won two college radio awards from the Associated Press of New England, the news organization announced today.

Both stories were produced for Prof. Anne Donohue’s radio class.

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Ali Donohue (’12) won best feature reporting for “Ladyfest Easthampton,” which takes a glimpse at the performers and activists behind Smith College’s feminist rock festival.

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Reporters Erin Kelly (’10), Danit Kaya (SPH ’11), Anna Branwen Knapp (SPH ’07) and Shweta Krishnan (’11) won best documentary for “Life Without Parole: Juvenile Justice?” The program probes a difficult subject: whether it’s fair to sentence juvenile homicide convicts to a life sentence. Students Hillary Hoffman (’11) and Annemarie Singh (’11) also contributed stories and Jackson Tobin (’12) helped with post-production.

As faculty adviser to WTBU, Prof. Donohue edited both stories.

WTBU is a volunteer radio station that broadcasts live 20 hours a day at 89.3 FM, 640 AM, BU Channel 6 and online at wtburadio.org. WTBU News airs Thursdays at 6 p.m.

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