Named in honor of former Omaha World-Herald Publisher Harold W. Andersen, the Andy Award recognizes the best international reporting by Nebraska-based news organizations. In addition, the Andersen-Gouttierre Awards recognize UNO faculty, staff, students, and members of the community for their contributions to international exchange and understanding.
2014 ANDY AWARD WINNERS
The 2014 winners of the Andy Award are reporter Julie Cornell and photojournalist Andrew Ozaki of KETV Newswatch 7. Above, Cornell with Dr. Joseph Dumba, an Omaha doctor who grew up in the Kajo Keji region of South Sudan. The KETV journalists traveled with Dr. Dumba to his homeland and covered his efforts to improve health conditions for the area's half-million residents.
The resulting 30-minute documentary, broadcast in Spring 2013, tells the story of how Dr. Dumba rose from poverty, found professional success in the United States, and is now giving back to his native land. Segments from the documentary were also featured on KETV Newswatch 7’s nightly broadcasts.