Finally, some good news for NPR!
Hopefully breaking its streak of bad luck and dismal PR, NPR announced by press release that it is receiving three 70th Annual George Foster Peabody Awards, which “recognize the most outstanding achievements in electronic media, including radio, television and cable.”
Among those awarded are NPR Islamabad correspondent Julie McCarthy for her coverage of Pakistan, the NPR News Investigation “Behind the Bail Bond System,” reported by correspondent Laura Sullivan, and the NPR News Investigation “Seeking Justice for Campus Rapes,” reported by correspondent Joseph Shapiro in collaboration with the Center for Public Integrity.
For those who are counting (who isn’t?), this gets NPR and NPR programming’s tally of total Peabody Awards up to 56. Well done, NPR. It’s time people started remembering you’re a news organization first.