The Peabody Awards were announced today and we have many recipients in town. The awards ceremony takes place May 18 at NYC’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and is hosted by NBC’s Brian Williams.
CNN and “Washington Week with Gwen Ifill” are both honored for their election coverage. From CNN’s press release: “A tremendous amount of innovation, commitment, quality journalism and hard work stand behind this honor,” said Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide. “CNN provided unrivaled coverage around the world across every platform possible, including television, radio, the Internet, and mobile.”
NPR is recognized for three pieces- “All Things Considered” for coverage of the May 2008 earthquake in China, the three-part report “36 Years in Solitary: Murder, Death and Justice on Angola” and “The Giant Pool of Money,” a collaboration with Chicago Public Radio and Public Radio International.
From the release: “I’m incredibly proud that the Peabody committee recognized these deserving works – which truly demonstrate the range and breadth of what we do here at NPR,” says Vivian Schiller, NPR’s President & CEO. “It’s validation of NPR’s continuing commitment to investigative and explanatory journalism, as well as foreign coverage.”
Check out TVNewser’s coverage of ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and others here and check out the complete list of winners after the jump.