IPTV Brings Home IBNA Awards

The Iowa Broadcast News Association (IBNA) held their annual convention and awards event Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Johnston. Along with being recognized for its 50 years of service, Iowa Public Television was recognized for work in four large market television award categories:

IN-DEPTH/SERIES
Joni’s Journey: A Journey Back to the Family Farm and A Family Settles Into a New Life on the Farm by John Torpy, Market to Market producer: 1st Place

BEST USE OF ONLINE MEDIA
Ag Justice Series by Colleen Bradford Krantz, Market to Market producer; Taylor Shore, digital content manager; Danny Engesser, web/DVD designer and developer; Randy Garza, web developer; David Miller, Market to Market executive producer: 1st Place

SPORTS PLAY-BY-PLAY (OVER-THE-AIR)
Spartan Effort – 5A IGHSAU State Softball Championships by Paul Yeager and Laura Leonard, announcers: 1st Place

FARM AND AGRIBUSINESS
Down Market Pressuring Dairy Farmers by Peter Tubbs, Market to Market producer: Honorable Mention.

IPTV competes in the large market, television category against stations in the Waterloo/Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs/Omaha and Des Moines TV markets. All awards recognize entries that were broadcast or posted online during the 2018 calendar year.

IBNA is a non-profit corporation of radio-TV news directors, reporters, producers, public relations professionals and others from Iowa and its adjacent states, working together to improve electronic media news for member stations and the public. As part of its mission to further electronic media journalism, IBNA sponsors several programs, including recognizing excellence in Iowa broadcast news through these annual awards.