Originally developed by Jay Kernis, former NPR Senior VP for Programming
and expanded by KJZZ, WGVU, Northwest Public Radio, KUOW, KPLU and WNIJ
Tier Five: LOCAL MEANING
What news event, person, trend or new idea is making – or is about to make – a real difference in our community? What truly reflects who we are and why we live here? What will have lasting impact? What trends and events are not being noticed?
Tier Four: LOCAL IMPACT/NATIONAL