Nieman Foundation recognizes “The Whale’s Choice”

In December 2013, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University chose “The Whale’s Choice” as a top pick of the year in their “Best of Narrative” list.

This list showcases some of the top stories in various media across the U.S. In the audio category, Julie Shapiro, former artistic director of the Third Coast Audio Festival, included three international selections, including “The Whale’s Choice.”

Shapiro wrote, “Talk about radio taking you places. … Here’s a patient and personal story of an unforgettable encounter, with live tape that takes you right to the surface of the water with the narrator. I found this incredibly meditative, and a welcome change of pace. The production is very loyal to the story.”