RTDNA has announced the winners of the 2016 Kaleidoscope Awards, honoring outstanding achievements in the coverage of diversity.

The winners are:


Network Radio/Syndication Service/Program ServiceNot the "Right" Kind of Gay
WNYC Radio Rookies - New York, NY

Large Market RadioSo Well Spoken
KQED - San Francisco, CA

Small Market RadioCivil Rights--Gay Rights
Alabama Public Radio - Tuscaloosa, AL

Network Television/Syndication Service/Program ServiceSEC Storied: Tigers United
ESPN Films, New York, NY

Large Market TelevisionKARE 11 News
KARE-TV - Minneapolis, MN

Small Market TelevisionLiving Transgender in RVA
WRIC-TV - Richmond, VA

Online News OrganizationCriminalizing Kids & Environmental Justice, Denied
The Center for Public Integrity - Washington, DC

The Kaleidoscope Awards were developed as part of RTDNA's commitment to achieve diversity in the newsroom through developing news content and editorial staffs that reflect the changing face of communities. The purpose of the award is to encourage and showcase journalistic excellence in covering issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity. It is presented annually to news organizations that show an ongoing commitment to covering the diversity of the communities they serve.

"We hope the work done by our Kaleidoscope Award winners this year inspires journalists across the country," said Mike Cavender, RTDNA Executive Director. "All are outstanding examples of how newsrooms can provide breadth and depth to their coverage of diverse communities and issues."

The winners will be recognized on Monday, September 19 at Excellence in Journalism 2016 in New Orleans.