Under Our Skin wins RTDNA Kaleidoscope Award for diversity coverage

For Immediate Release — Jun. 15, 2017
Lindsay Taylor, Consumer Marketing Manager

WASHINGTON – The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced the winners of the 2017 Kaleidoscope Awards, honoring outstanding achievements in the coverage of diversity.

"From newsroom staffing and source development to story selection and ongoing coverage, our winners demonstrate the value of bringing diverse voices to the table," said RTDNA Chairman Vincent Duffy. "Their efforts inform, educate and strengthen their communities."

The winners are:

Digital News Organization: Under Our Skin
The Seattle Times - Seattle, WA

Network Radio/Syndication Service/Program Service: Warrior on the Court
CBC Toronto - Toronto, ON

Large Market Radio: We Live Here
St. Louis Public Radio - St. Louis, MO

Small Market Radio: The Next Louisville: In A City Of Neighborhoods, Which Is The City's Most Diverse?
Louisville Public Media - Louisville, KY

Network Television/Syndication Service/Program Service: America Reframed
American Documentary, Inc. - Brooklyn, NY

Large Market Television: The Pearl Report: Transgender in HK
Television Broadcasts Limited - Hong Kong

Small Market Television: Faces of Recovery
WRIC-TV - Richmond, VA

The Kaleidoscope Awards were developed as part of RTDNA's commitment to achieve diversity in the newsroom through developing news content and editorial staffs that reflect the changing face of communities. The purpose of the award is to encourage and showcase journalistic excellence in covering issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity. It is presented annually to news organizations that show an ongoing commitment to covering the diversity of the communities they serve.

The winners will be recognized on Friday, September 8 at Excellence in Journalism 2017 in Anaheim, California.

To see the winning entries, visit the Kaleidoscope Awards winners page at

RTDNA is the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. Founded as a grassroots organization in 1946, RTDNA works to protect the rights of electronic journalists throughout the country, promotes ethical standards in the industry, provides members with training and education and honors outstanding work in the profession through the Edward R. Murrow Awards.