70th Annual Peabody Awards Announced
This year's Peabody Awards, which "recognize the most outstanding achievements in electronic media, including radio, television and cable," were just announced and NPR is among those being honored.
-- "Behind the Bail Bond System."
-- "Seeking Justice for Campus Rapes."
-- "Covering Pakistan: War, Flood and Social Issues." [For Julie McCarthy's coverage, which "goes beyond the headline disasters.]
-- "Trafficked: A Youth Radio Investigation." [Which aired on All Things Considered.]
Update at 1:15 p.m. ET: We shouldn't neglect winner from NPR's universe — WNYC's Radiolab.
"An especially rich year for radio yielded seven Peabody winners in addition to The Moth [Radio Hour]. They included WNYC's series Radiolab, part theater of the mind, part scientific expedition; Lucia's Letter, a cautionary composite of several Guatemalan girls' accounts of abuse at the hands of "coyotes" hired to sneak them into the U.S.; The Promised Land with Majora Carter, a forum for deep, eye-opening conversations about the environment and justice; and Trafficked, a Youth Radio investigation of child-sex-trafficking made more powerful by first-person accounts.
"Three examples of National Public Radio's journalism won Peabodys: Covering Pakistan: War, Flood and Social Issues, reports that made the country vivid beyond the headline disasters; Behind the Bail Bond System, an investigation that revealed inequities and conflicts of interest; and Seeking Justice for Campus Rapes, a study of sexual assaults at colleges and the shockingly light penalties that the perpetrators often receive."
Update at 11:50 a.m. ET: Our friends at Fresh Air have used Tumblr to post links to all the "public media" Peabody winners.