Rowan University Radio Station Wins Two Awards from Society of Professional Journalists

By: Olivia Armstrong, Writer / Follow South Jersey News Reporting Intern

Photo: Michael Mandarino | Follow South Jersey

GLASSBORO, N.J. — Rowan University’s radio station won two awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Adam Clark and Ralph Quidone co-hosted a radio documentary on Latino Immigrants in South Jersey called Together: An Audio Documentary on Latino Immigrants in South Jersey. The documentary won the first-place award for Radio In-Depth Reporting.

Clark and Quidone created their documentary for a Radio Production class at Rowan University taught by Leo Kirschner, the Assistant Station Manager at WGLS-FM. The audio documentary, which is 15 minutes long, was released in late 2019. You can listen to the program here.

In addition to Together’s award, the Rowan Report earned a finalist nod for Best All-Around Radio Newscast, which is produced by WGLS-FM News Director Katie Francis.

Rowan University’s student-run news media has been honored by a number of different entities – including the Broadcast Education Association, College Broadcasters Incorporated, and the Hermes Creative Awards. All four of those groups have honored the Rowan Report over the course of the past calendar year.

Rowan Radio has previously received 332 regional and national awards for its student-run reporting since 1993.

This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.