WWL and WLOX cited for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Multiple winners include WGBH.
Seven television stations are among the winners of the 65th Annual Peabody Awards that were announced today by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
The winners—including WLOX Biloxi, Miss.; WWL-TV New Orleans; KNBC Los Angeles, KCNC Denver; KCET Los Angeles; WGBH Boston and KMEX Los Angeles—were named by the Peabody board as the best in electronic media for 2005 in a ceremony in the Peabody Gallery on the University of Georgia Campus.
The Peabody recipients—from three continents and in seven languages—reflect the international scope of the competition. They range from the television coverage of Hurricane Katrina to Yesterday, a South African film that personalized the continent’s AIDS crisis. They include a Spanish documentary about China, the dramatic serials Battlestar Galactica and Bleak House, Martin Scorsese’s No Direction Home—Bob Dylan and WNYC’s Radio Rookies Project, which enables young people to find voices on radio.
Multiple citations were awarded to HBO, the BBC and WGBH-TV Boston.
The awards will be presented June 5 at a luncheon at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City. Jon Stewart, anchor of Comedy Central’s two-time Peabody Award winner, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” will be the master of ceremonies.
“As is the case every year, submissions for consideration by the Peabody Board provide insight into the astonishing array of electronic media productions,” said Horace Newcomb, director of the Peabody Awards. “These are the works self-selected by creators and producers as their very best work from the previous calendar year. This year’s Peabody Award recipients stand as hallmarks of excellence in news, documentary, comedy, drama, education and public service.”
For the complete list of winners go to http://www.peabody.uga.edu/news/pressrelease.asp?ID=135