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Public Radio Accolades


NHPR is the winner of three first-place awards in a prestigious national journalism competition. Each June, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) honors the best work being done by local public radio stations and journalists across the country.

PRNDI presented nearly 190 awards in numerous categories at its annual banquet, held on Saturday, June 15, in Washington, D.C. 

In Division A, for stations with news staff totaling seven to 15 members, NHPR received three first-place citations: Best Writing, Commentary and Series.

Best Writing

First Place – Cow Proposal Gets Tipped by Opponents

Reporter Todd Bookman explores how one man’s vision for a field full of cows in Peterborough met with local resistance.


First Place – ‘Fugue States’ of America: Our Secret Selves

A lyrical essay from reporter Sean Hurley on coming to terms with his own idiosyncrasies.


First Place - The Balance: NH’s Cost of Living

Starting in January 2018, NHPR took a close look at the economic, social and personal costs of living in the Granite State. The multi-part series was an NHPR collaboration involving the newsroom, the creative production unit, and The Exchange.


About NHPR

Since 1981, New Hampshire Public Radio has shaped the media landscape in the Granite State and beyond. Our mission is “Expanding minds, sparking connections, building stronger communities.” NHPR is broadcast from 14 different sites, making it by far New Hampshire’s largest (and only) statewide radio news service. Every week, NHPR is the choice of 170,000 listeners as a primary source of in-depth and intelligent news coverage, with thousands more viewing, following our social media sites or listening to our podcasts. Each day, New Hampshire Public Radio delivers several hours of local news reported by its award-winning news team. Locally produced programs and podcasts include The Exchange, Word of Mouth, The Folk Show, Outside/In, and Civics 101, among others. NHPR is the exclusive outlet for NPR News in the Granite State and broadcasts national weekly programs such as The Moth Radio Hour, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, and This American Life.

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