Former Butler resident Tracy Geibel was honored Tuesday with one of Hearken’s national Champion of Curiosity awards for answering a reader-submitted question about a former Westinghouse property.
The Slippery Rock University graduate was a Butlеr Eаglе staff intern before working as a reporter for the Richland Source, Ohio news service.
Her two-part series on the former appliance factory, published Sept. 19 and Sept. 20, was chosen among more than 1,700 public-powered stories published between November 2017 and October 2018 as an example of “great audience engagement journalism” and the “hardest story to report.”
Richland Source and the Philadelphia Inquirer were the two winners chosen in this category. The “hardest stories to report” category was judged by Hearken’s engagement consulting team. The Philadelphia Inquirer was also recognized in this category for the difficulty of submitted question.