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Youth Radio has been selected as a finalist for the Award for Excellence in Coverage of Youth Sports from The John Curley Center for Sports Journalism at Penn State.
The award is intended to recognize work by daily and weekly newspapers, local and national television news broadcasts and national news organizations. Work nominated for the award displays creative, in-depth and innovative coverage of youth and high school sports.
Youth Radio nominated a recent piece written by youth intern Kendrick Calkins focused on traditional football practices used in the NFL and high schools. Calkins’ piece looks at three safety measures being used by the pros, compares them to what’s happening at the high school level, and asks: is your school protecting your head? Additional reporting on this story comes from Texas station KERA and its reporter Lauryn Silverman, a Youth Radio alumna.
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