One of the state’s biggest environmental stories for
the past decade has been the Tar Creek Superfund site, just north of
Miami. Understanding and communicating the complicated story has been a
challenge successfully met by Miami News-Record publisher Floyd
Jernigan and his staff.
The newspaper has researched and
reported the story from the points of view of the government agencies,
the tribes, the towns, citizen groups, schools and the general public.
The stories explained the ins and outs of the Superfund with
thoroughness and clarity.
| Randy Petersen, managing editor of the Miami News Record accepted the KOB award of excellence for his newspaper's coverage of environmental issues in and around the Miami area
The News-Record also stays on top of all environmental
events and issues affecting the region, greatly aiding public awareness
of Earth-friendly opportunities such as recycling days and solid waste
Our judges commended the newspaper for providing “a very
important service to a concerned citizenry – giving the ‘true scoop’
about the serious environmental problem [of the Superfund].” THE MIAMI NEWS-RECORD NOT ONLY PUBLISHES THE NEWS, IT IS GOOD NEWS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT OF NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA!
Posted on 05/01/2001
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under