Creative Arts Emmys, Now Virtual, Will Span 5 Nights

Viola Davis, LeBron James Among Honorees At AAFCA TV Honors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viola Davis, Sterling K. Brown and LeBron James are among several honorees at the AAFCA TV Honors later this month. The African American Film Critics Association announced the recipients of the second annual event on Wednesday. The virtual ceremony is scheduled to air on Aug. 22. Comedian-actress Aida Rodriguez will host […]

MFM-BCCA Soliciting Nominations For ‘People to Watch’ 2021

MFM – The Media Financial Management Association is seeking nominations from the media industry at large for its annual People to Watch recognition. Each year MFM and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association, select outstanding members of the financial community to feature in a People to Watch special report. It will appear in The Financial Manager magazine, which […]

KMSP’s Ian Leonard Named Best TV Newsperson

Mid-Atlantic NATAS Chapter To Honor Former KDKA Newsman Iannotti, WPXI’s Wallace

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WCWJ’s Looking For Outstanding Achievers In The African American Community

Winners Of Broadcast Production Awards Announced

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Scripps’ WKBW And KNXV Earn Journalism Awards

DuPont-Columbia Awards Deadline Extended To July 14

BET Awards Highlight Black Voices

Sunday’s show, a virtual event because of the coronavirus pandemic, featured a number of highly produced, well-crafted and taped performances. The BET Awards kicked off with Black artists rapping and singing anthems about the Black experience and fighting for equal rights. Among them, DaBaby, with his face pressed against the ground as an officer’s knee crippled his neck — replicating the last moments of George Floyd’s life — rapped a verse from the Black Lives Matter remix of his hit song Rockstar.

Golden Globes Set Feb. 28 For Delayed Ceremony

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden Globes is refusing to let the pandemic get in the way of its party. The ceremony will be held Feb. 28, 2021, in Beverly Hills with previously announced hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Monday. The date, as with that of other awards, […]

TV Academy Expands Comedy, Drama Emmys

After much conversation about the need during this era of “Peak TV” for the Emmy race to expand the number of nominees in key categories, the Television Academy is doing just that. It announced late Wednesday that it would expand the number of nominations in comedy and drama to eight, regardless of the number of submissions.

Kimmel To Host And Exec Produce Emmys

Jimmy Kimmel is returning to host the 72nd Emmy Awards and this time he will also be executive producer of the ABC telecast, but the format is still undecided in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Nominations for the 72nd primetime Emmys will be announced by the TV academy on July 28.

$25,000 Collier Prize Awarded To The Oregonian

A four-part series telling the story of how corporate cash corrupted one of the greenest states in America earned TheOregonian the first Collier Prize for State Government Accountability. The $25,000 award, offered by the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is one of the largest journalism prizes in the nation. The February 2019 series, “Polluted by Money,” […]

Newsy, ‘Frontline’ Take Top RFK TV Awards

The RFK Journalism Grand Prize went to Newsy for its documentary, A Broken Trust. The Seigenthaler Prize, which recognizes reporting under difficult circumstances requiring great courage and commitment, was given to PBS’s Frontline / Channel 4 / ITN Productions for its film, For Sama.

Nation’s Journalism Schools Win $89,000 In Prizes

Five universities shared prizes totaling $89,000 as this year’s winners of the Intercollegiate Writing, Photojournalism, Broadcast and Multimedia Competitions of the 60th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program. The 2019-20 prizes are awarded to the top universities in each division of the Intercollegiate Competitions, with the top ten of each category receiving Hearst trophies. Often called “The […]

NAB Announces Service To America Awards Finalists

The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation revealed today the finalists for the 2020 Celebration of Service to America Awards, recognizing outstanding community service by local broadcasters. One winner from each category will be announced during the Celebration of Service to America Awards program, accessible online and available for broadcast radio and television stations to air on […]

ATSC Names Lechner, Richer Award Recipients

During the Advanced Television Systems Committee’s virtual annual meeting, it was announced that Jae-Young Lee, senior research scientist at South Korea’s Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, is the 2020 recipient of the Bernard J. Lechner Award honoring technical and leadership contributions to the organization. ATSC also announced the recipient of its new ATSC Richer Medal, named for past ATSC President Mark Richer — the Phoenix Model Market partnership.

Virtual Daytime Emmy Awards Slotted For June

The 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards will air on CBS as a two-hour live show on Friday, June 26, returning the awards show to broadcast primetime for the first time since 2011. The ceremony, to run from 8 to 10 p.m. ET/PT, will air as a virtual event after organizers, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, were forced to cancel its planned, newly expanded three-night 2020 edition in Pasadena because of the COVID-19 shutdown. Nominations will be announced tomorrow (Thursday) during CBS’s The Talk and on ETOnline.com.

LeBron James, Spotify, HBO Among Webby Award Winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James, Jimmy Fallon, Spotify and HBO are among the 2020 Webby Award winners for internet excellence. The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners Tuesday. Fallon’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” won a Webby for best social media for promoting a celebrity, while James was honored […]

Gracie Awards: Michelle Williams, Amy Poehler, Niecy Nash Among Honorees

Florida Association Of Broadcast Journalists Announces Award Winners

RTDNA Announces Regional Murrow Winners

Selected from a record of more than 5,000, these 750 regional winners represent the best in local broadcast news. The winning work includes 36 podcasts, a new category for 2020, along with nearly 50 investigative reports and more than 100 examples of excellence in innovation, social media and multimedia.

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KNXV’s Investigation Into Police Abuse Earns Hillman Award

HBO Max To Enter Emmy Race, Starting With Anna Kendrick’s ‘Love Life’

Daytime, Sports, News Emmys Go Virtual

The 2020 Daytime Emmys, Sports Emmys, News & Documentary Emmys and Technology & Engineering Emmys will be replaced by virtual ceremonies, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced on Wednesday. The Technology & Engineering ceremony had originally been scheduled for April 19 in Las Vegas, and had been postponed until October due to restrictions to combat the coronavirus; the Sports Emmys had been scheduled for April 28 in New York but postponed to fall; the Daytime Emmys had been scheduled for June 12-14 in Pasadena but postponed to fall; and the News & Documentary Emmys had been scheduled for September in New York.

NAB Celebration Of Service To America Online

The National Association of Broadcasters has pulled the plug on its physical Celebration of Service to America awards gala in Washington June 9. Instead, there will be a virtual event sometime in the summer, but one that will add the “unparalleled efforts of broadcasters during the COVID-19 pandemic” to those being celebrated.

Streaming Films Eligible For Oscars For 1 Year

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Tuesday announced the change for the 93rd Academy Awards as a response to how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the film industry. The film academy also said it will condense the two sound categories into one and prohibit DVD screeners for 2022’s 94th Oscars in an effort to become more carbon neutral.

LMA Names News Innovators Of The Year

Jennifer Mitchell, from ABC Owned Television Stations, leads original nonlinear content production, while Daniel Alvarez, from NBCU Owned Television Stations, leads bilingual content initiatives.

Hearst Television News Winners Named

The top 10 winners in Television News have been announced in the 60th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program. The winners were selected from 74 entries submitted from 45 schools nationwide in the second and final TV competition held this academic year. First Place has been awarded to Payton Tysinger, a rising senior from University of North Carolina […]

Pulitzer Prizes To Be Delayed Two Weeks

The Pulitzer Prizes for 2020 will be announced two weeks later than scheduled as journalists who serve on the board that awards them cover the coronavirus pandemic, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The prizes in categories for journalism, drama, books and music will be handed out on May 4 instead of April 20, said Dana Canedy, a New York Times editor and administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes.

Peabody Awards Ceremony In L.A. Postponed

The annual ceremony, previously scheduled for June 18 in Los Angeles, today was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gracie Awards Gala Pushed To Sept. 22

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has made the decision to postpone the 45th Annual Gracie Awards Gala, scheduled for May 19, due to recommendations from public health officials surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. The Gracies Gala will now take place on Sept. 22 at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, Calif. “We are grateful […]

Computer-Graphics Pioneers Win Turing Prize

Patrick Hanrahan and Edwin Catmull won the major technology prize for their contributions to 3D computer graphics used in movies and video games.

Neil Cavuto Named 2020 Business News Visionary

RTDNF Honors Muir With Zeidenberg Award

The Radio Television Digital News Foundation held its 30th Annual First Amendment Awards last week in Washington. Other winners: 60 Minutes, NBC’s Bob Horner, Telemundo’s Lori Montenegro, Hearst Television’s Barbara Maushard, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal, and WFLA Tampa, Fla., reporter Steve Andrews.

 

Tegna’s Dave Lougee Receives Golden Mike Award

The annual fundraiser event raised more than $400,000 for the Broadcasters Foundation of America that provides aid to broadcasters in acute need. Also honored was Beasley Media Group’s George Beasley, who was presented with the group’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Above (l-r): Dan Mason, Broadcasters Foundation of America chairman; host Deborah Norville, Inside Edition; Lougee; and Jim Thompson, Broadcasters Foundation of America president. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

Scripps Howard Awards Announce Winners

Tegna’s WFAA Dallas takes the local broadcast TV prize for Verify Road Trip: Climate Truth, while Scripps-owned Newsy wins for innovation with its Newsy+Bellingcat, an open-source video investigation on international conflict.

Linsey Davis To Headline 2020 First Amendment Awards

CNN’s Nima Elbagir Named TV Journalist Of The Year By Royal Television Society