EarthFix site takes top national online honors

By Sadie Babits

More than a year ago, Boise State Public Radio and Idaho Public Television teamed up with Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland to help launch a regional journalism initiative called EarthFix. This public media project is now being recognized by the Online News Association (ONA ) with two prestigious awards.

At the September ONA awards banquet in San Francisco, EarthFix won in the small site category for topical reporting. It also was honored with another award for its emphasis on explanatory reporting.

Aaron Kunz is the Idaho reporter for EarthFix. He splits his reporting time between IPTV and BSPR. Kunz’ work is featured on EarthFix and you can hear his stories on KBSX 91.5 and watch them on Idaho Public Television.

You can learn more about EarthFix by visiting

Sadie Babits is the news director at Boise State Public Radio, and is a broadcast rep on the Idaho Press Club board.