Peabody Awards Recognize Record Number of Recipients
The oldest awards in broadcasting celebrated their 70th year by honoring a record number of recipients this year.
At this year’s Peabody Awards, 39 recipients were recognized for their excellence and contribution to the field of electronic media. Among the winners were Canadian sitcom Degrassi, NPR and documentary LennoNYC.
“For 70 years the Peabody Award has defined excellence in electronic media,” said Horace Newcomb, director of the Peabody Awards. “This list of Peabody recipients continues the commitment of the University of Georgia and the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the stewards of the award. With that commitment, we challenge media makers and distributors to reach higher, try harder and be ever mindful of their central role in public life.”
For a complete list of 2011 winners visit the official Peabody Awards website.
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