For the second time, a reporter/producer at North Country Public Radio,
the station housed at St. Lawrence University, has been recognized with a
journalism award for stories on agriculture.
David Sommerstein received the 25th Annual "Cap" Creal Journalism Award
by the New York State Agricultural Society this year; he also received the
award for the previous year. The society was formed in 1932 to "promote and
improve the agricultural industry through education, leadership development
and recognition programs."
Sommerstein was recognized for stories about North Country area farmers
who are looking at alternatives to dairy farming as a means of keeping
their businesses viable. "I think it is really important to portray the
diversity and subtleties of life on the farm in the North Country,"
Sommerstein said in a statement. "It helps neighbors better understand
what farmers do, the challenges they face and the innovation and
creativity they are using to redefine their livelihoods in a fast-
A North Country Public Radio staff member since 2000, Sommerstein has received
more than a dozen awards for his work.
Visit the North Country
Public Radio Web site and hear Sommerstein's award-winning stories.
Posted: January 26, 2005