Rivet takes top honors for ‘Best Light Feature’ and ‘Best Series or Documentary’ at Illinois AP Broadcasters Contest
Chicago, April 15, 2019 — Rivet, the smart audio creation and distribution company, is bringing home two first-place awards from the 2018 Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association Contest ceremonies held in Normal, Ill., April 13:
Rivet reporter and assistant managing editor Bob Kessler’s look back at one of the most divisive pieces of popular music ever to top the charts twice, “MacArthur Park Turns 50: A Tale of Two Recipes,” took first place in the Best Light Feature category.
And producer Jesse Betend earned the first-place award for Best Series or Documentary with “Life After It’s Over”—a report prepared in cooperation with the nonprofit Chicago Innovation on Alton Mills, the ex-Chicago drug dealer who once faced a life sentence even his judge didn't consider fair. Contest judges called the piece “great informative reporting.”
Since its founding six years ago, Chicago-based Rivet has earned twenty-five awards—including two national Edward R. Murrow awards—from journalism organizations including The Associated Press, the Radio Television Digital News Association and the Chicago Headline Club.
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