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duPont-Columbia awards


Public media programs are among the 14 winners of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. It’s one of the most prestigious prizes in broadcast news – the equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. You might have heard or seen some of these programs on KERA 90.1 FM or KERA 13.

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The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards were announced today by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Winners include several public media documentaries, as well as WFAA-TV (Channel 8) in Dallas-Fort Worth. WFAA and reporter Byron Harris will be honored for a  two-year investigative series “Dentacaid: Medicaid Dental Abuse in Texas,” that exposed pediatric dental Medicaid fraud.