We are proud to announce that KUNR won Hearken’s 2022 Champions of Curiosity “Public-Powered Elections” Impact Award!
The station used Hearken’s audience engagement technology to collect community questions for candidates running in the 2022 elections in Nevada, and many were related to climate change. With additional environmental questions collected from a group of University of Nevada, Reno students, KUNR created a questionnaire for candidates running for nine races in Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. The result was KUNR’s Candidate Surveys on the Environment project: https://www.kunr.org/2022-northern-nevada-washoe-county-reno-sparks-environment-candidate-surveys
Thank you to all the community members who helped shape this coverage by sharing questions, ideas and concerns with us.
KUNR was awarded Hearken’s 2022 Champions of Curiosity Award in the “Impact” category for its public-powered elections coverage.