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Lockdowns The Norm For Schools With Frequent Threats, Youth Radio’s report on what lockdowns mean in Bay Area schools and what they feel like to kids, won the organization’s 5th Gracie Award for Outstanding Soft News Features Category presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation.
Reporter Robyn Gee visited schools in the Bay Area speaking with students about “lockdowns” right before the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The Gracie award winning story was published in the midst of the shooting in 2012.
The annual Gracie Award ceremony honors national and local organizations designed for women and recognize individuals’ contributions in media. Staff will be attending the Gracie Awards Luncheon in June to receive the Award on behalf of Youth Radio.