Announcing Hearken’s Champions of Curiosity Awards

Julia Haslanger
Dec 21, 2016 · 9 min read

Newsroom award: Champion of Curiosity

Australian Broadcasting Company

Question-asker awards

Best participation in the reporting process

Mitch Dane on the hunt for tunnels. | Photo: WPLN: Tony Gonzalez
Booth operator Tony with Ali Mountifield and her triplets | Photo: ABC News: Sonya Gee

Best ongoing relationship formed with a question-asker

Story awards

Favorite story that wouldn’t have been assigned in a more traditional editorial process

Best investigative story prompted by a question

Best public service story prompted by a question

Hearken-powered story that had the biggest impact

Best myth-buster story

Most fun story to report

Most creative approach to answering a question

Story with the most transparent process

Most public-powered reporting process

Best collaboration on a story (or stories) between organizations

“Best use of…” awards

Best use of audio

Best use of photo

Best use of video

Lucas Waldron/KQED

Best use of social media

Blockbuster awards

Blockbuster story

Blockbuster prompt



We Are Hearken

The Hearken team's thoughts on journalism, engagement, and tech. Hearken means: to listen. We believe that listening to your audience first, not last, makes for better everything. We're here to help: http://www.wearehearken.com/

Thanks to Jennifer Brandel, Ellen Mayer, and Hearken.

Julia Haslanger

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Journalism nerd exploring audience engagement, analytics and newsrooms. My path so far: WI ▹ Mizzou ▹ CO ▹ DC ▹ NYC ▹ Chicago. Engagement consultant at Hearken.

We Are Hearken

The Hearken team's thoughts on journalism, engagement, and tech. Hearken means: to listen. We believe that listening to your audience first, not last, makes for better everything. We're here to help: http://www.wearehearken.com/