SPJ - Hawaii awards

July 8th, 2013
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I'm thrilled to say that a blog I posted about a Japanese candy craft won three awards from the Society of Professional Journalists - Hawaii chapter - 2012 Excellence in Journalism Awards. The winners were announced in a ceremony at the end of June. The same blog was nominated for a regional Emmy award last month. (Please click here to see the original story: http://smalltalk.staradvertiserblogs.com/2012/12/31/honolulu-candy-makers-resurrect-dying-japanese-craft/)

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The awards and the judges' comments are:

TV Feature Reporting
First Place
"Honolulu candy makers resurrect dying Japanese craft"
Diane Ako, Tracy Arakaki
Judge's comments: "Great editing, nats and writing. What a feature story is about."

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TV Videography
First Place
"Honolulu candy makers resurrect dying Japanese craft"
Diane Ako, Tracy Arakaki
Judge's comments: "A very nice entry, terrific B-roll, good interviews, and it moves well. The children really bring the piece home. Nice intro with the drumming and sushi. Criticisms would be that it feels about 30 seconds too long, and blown audio at the beginning with the Taiko drums. Nice entry."

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Online Feature Reporting
Finalists
"Honolulu candy makers resurrect dying Japanese craft"
Diane Ako, Tracy Arakaki
Judge's comments: "Fascinating video on original subject matter. Well executed."

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My video partner Tracy and I do this for fun, so it's such an honor to still be recognized for our efforts even though we're no longer media professionals. Thanks, Tracy, for collaborating with me on this!

For more information about the Society of Professional Journalists - Hawaii chapter or these awards, go to www.hawaiispj.org/Awards/awards12.htm.

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One Response to “SPJ - Hawaii awards”

  1. M:

    Hello Diane!
    Awesome!
    Congrats!


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