RadioWest’s film series “Gerda” is a finalist in the 2018 Online Journalism Awards

Last week I received a delightful email from RadioWest’s magnificent producer, Elaine Clark: “While sitting in a Scottish bar in Paris, I got some amazing news! RadioWest is a finalist in a national award competition for our series and website about you.”

As many of you know, RadioWest has been making a series of films about how my family and I are living with my dementia. As I was putting the finishing touches on my book Memory’s Last Breath: Field Notes on my Dementia, Doug Fabrizio, host and executive producer of KUER’s RadioWest, and his producer, Elaine Clark, suggested making a series of films about how my family and I are living with my dementia. After five films over almost three years, I count Doug, Elaine, current videographer Kelsie Moore, and former videographer Josh Weathers as part of my made-in-America family.


Doug Fabrizio, Elaine Clark, Josh Weathers (videographer of the first four films) and Kelsie Moore (videographer of the fifth film).

This RadioWest film series is now one of two finalists for the Online Journalism Awards. RadioWest is up against Frontline (!) for Excellence and Innovation in Visual Storytelling, Small Newsroom. Here’s the page describing RadioWest’s entry. The decision will be announced this coming Sunday, September 15.

I hope you will all join me in rooting for RadioWest!

I will, of course, let you know the outcome.