CJMP News Director Carrie Swiggum was recently recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists with an award for her radio documentary, “Polka’s Not Dead” (linked here). Carrie undertook this work for KFAI Community Radio in Minneapolis, but actually completed the project amongst the hibernating bears in Lund last winter.
In addition to directing CJMP News content Carrie’s work has appeared in print media such as The Globe and Mail, The Tyee, Mental Floss, Utne Reader as well as on the air at the CBC.
This is not the first time Carrie’s excellence in journalism has been recognized. She also brought home a Canadian Online Publishing Award for a project she co-produced with CBC contributor Lisa Hale.
Carrie will be travelling to Minneapolis to receive the award later this month.
Way to go Carrie!