Water Scarcity Story Wins Top Journalism Award

Environmental Reporters Honored at Annual Conference

Sep 28, 2005

The Society of Environmental Journalists awarded Sadie Babits of KNAU, Arizona public radio, the 2005 Award for Outstanding Radio Reporting (Small Market) for her three-part story "Living Without: Water in a Dry Land," which explored Kenya's lack of potable water due to drought and poor water management.

Babits said, "I couldn't have done the story without ECSP." ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko supplied Babits with story ideas and contacts in Kenya when she was researching her story as a Pew International Journalism Fellow in Washington, D.C.

Babits was one of nine category winners honored at the SEJ 4th Annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment. This year's event, held at the historic Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin, recognized journalists from small and large markets in print, broadcast, and radio media. The judging panels, composed of leading journalists and journalism educators, selected 27 winners from 240 entries.

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