Welcome!

News Feed Item

73rd Peabody Award Winners to be Announced on CBS THIS MORNING April 2

Ira Glass of This American Life Named Host of May 19 Presentation Ceremony

ATHENS, Ga., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The April 2 announcement of this year's Peabody Awards recipients will be broadcast on CBS THIS MORNING and conclude on the Peabodys' website. Ira Glass, who's scheduled to emcee the May 19 Peabody presentation ceremony, and Charlayne Hunter-Gault, a Peabody board member and former network correspondent, will join the CBS THIS MORNING anchors for a live segment prior to the unveiling of the complete list of winners on www.peabodyawards.com and www.cbsnews.com/cbs-this-morning.

This marks the first time in the awards' 73-year history that a portion of the list of winners will be announced live on national television. CBS THIS MORNING's Peabody segment will also feature the Peabodys' vast archive of TV and radio programs at the University of Georgia.

"One of our long-term goals is to elevate the profile of the world's oldest award for electronic media," said Jeffrey P. Jones, who became the Peabody Awards' fifth director last July. "We are thrilled that CBS News understands the power of the Peabody and has partnered with us to share what we believe to be a list of worthy and notable honorees with a national television audience."

"We are also delighted to have Ira Glass headline this year's ceremony," Jones added.  "He has re-defined quality radio storytelling for the past two decades, and with the Peabodys clearly focused on great narratives, I can't think of a better host."

The Peabodys recently announced a three-year alliance with Participant Media's Pivot (Pivot.tv), a network targeting millennials, to produce and televise prime-time specials distilled from the annual Peabody presentation ceremony and accompanying festivities. For more information, visit http://peabodyawards.com/2014/03/participant-medias-pivot-to-bring-peabody-awards-to-tv/

Glass, whose public-radio series This American Life has been honored with Peabody Awards four times, is doing triple-duty on the Peabodys' behalf. In addition to taking part in the CBS THIS MORNING segment and hosting the presentation luncheon at New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel in May, he will help write portions of the ceremony.

Glass began his career in public radio in 1978 as a 19-year-old intern at National Public Radio's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Over the next 17 years, the Baltimore native worked on nearly every NPR news show and did almost every production job: tape-cutter, desk assistant, newscast writer, editor, producer, reporter and substitute host. He moved to Chicago in 1989 and put This American Life on the air in 1995.

This American Life, based at Chicago's WBEZ Radio, now reaches more than 2.2 million listeners weekly via some 550 public-radio stations. It was first honored with a Peabody Award in 1996 and cited for capturing contemporary culture "in fresh and inventive ways that mirror the diversity and eccentricities of its subject." The series has since won Peabodys for individual stories in 2006, 2008 and 2012. Glass himself also got a Peabody in 1994 as part of an NPR team reporting on the use of toxic chemicals in tobacco manufacturing. 

Under Glass' editorial direction, This American Life also has won Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, duPont-Columbia and Overseas Press Club awards for reporting. American Journalism Review declared that the show is "at the vanguard of a journalistic revolution." Time named Glass "Best Radio Host in America" in 2001.

Glass' creative talents reach beyond public media. In 2007, Riverhead published The New Kings of Non-Fiction, a collection of narrative nonfiction essays he chose. The radio show has put out its own comic book, three greatest hits compilations, a paint-by-numbers set, a radio decoder toy, and a DVD, which was created with cartoonist Chris Ware. A television adaptation of This American Life aired on Showtime for two seasons, starting in 2007, earning critical acclaim and three Emmy awards.  A half-dozen stories from This American Life are currently in development to be made into motion pictures. Another is in development to be an HBO series. Glass and other This American Life staff have cameo roles as themselves in the recently released feature film Veronica Mars.

The Peabodys, based at UGA's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, are the oldest in electronic media and among the world's most prestigious and selective prizes. They recognize excellence and meritorious work by radio and television stations, networks, webcasters, podcasters, producing organizations and individuals. The 16-member Peabody Board is a distinguished panel of television critics, industry practitioners and experts in culture and the arts. Selection is made by the board following review by special screening committees of UGA faculty, students, and staff. For more information regarding the Peabody Awards program, please visit www.peabodyawards.com or follow @Peabody_ Awards on Twitter.

The Grady College offers undergraduate majors in journalism, advertising, public relations, digital and broadcast journalism and mass media arts. The college offers two graduate degrees and is home to the Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism and the Peabody Awards, internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious prizes for excellence in electronic media. For more information, see http://www.grady.uga.edu or follow @UGAGrady on Twitter.

SOURCE Peabody Awards

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
Due of the rise of Hadoop, many enterprises are now deploying their first small clusters of 10 to 20 servers. At this small scale, the complexity of operating the cluster looks and feels like general data center servers. It is not until the clusters scale, as they inevitably do, when the pain caused by the exponential complexity becomes apparent. We've seen this problem occur time and time again. In his session at Big Data Expo, Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ...
The security needs of IoT environments require a strong, proven approach to maintain security, trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range of industries, for example, healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lancen LaChance, vic...
FinTech is the sum of financial and technology, and it’s one of the fastest growing tech industries. Total global investments in FinTech almost reached $50 billion last year, but there is still a great deal of confusion over what it is and what it means – especially as it applies to retirement. Building financial startups is not simple, but with the right team, technology and an innovative approach it can be an extremely interesting domain to disrupt. FinTech heralds a financial revolution that...
"Plutora provides release and testing environment capabilities to the enterprise," explained Dalibor Siroky, Director and Co-founder of Plutora, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
In his session at DevOps Summit, Tapabrata Pal, Director of Enterprise Architecture at Capital One, will tell a story about how Capital One has embraced Agile and DevOps Security practices across the Enterprise – driven by Enterprise Architecture; bringing in Development, Operations and Information Security organizations together. Capital Ones DevOpsSec practice is based upon three "pillars" – Shift-Left, Automate Everything, Dashboard Everything. Within about three years, from 100% waterfall, C...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Addteq will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Addteq is one of the top 10 Platinum Atlassian Experts who specialize in DevOps, custom and continuous integration, automation, plugin development, and consulting for midsize and global firms. Addteq firmly believes that automation is essential for successful software releases. Addteq centers its products an...
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IoT Now has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. IoT Now explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs, and it passes on some lessons learned from those who have taken the first steps in next-gen IoT services.
SYS-CON Events announced today that WineSOFT will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Based in Seoul and Irvine, WineSOFT is an innovative software house focusing on internet infrastructure solutions. The venture started as a bootstrap start-up in 2010 by focusing on making the internet faster and more powerful. WineSOFT’s knowledge is based on the expertise of TCP/IP, VPN, SSL, peer-to-peer, mob...
For organizations that have amassed large sums of software complexity, taking a microservices approach is the first step toward DevOps and continuous improvement / development. Integrating system-level analysis with microservices makes it easier to change and add functionality to applications at any time without the increase of risk. Before you start big transformation projects or a cloud migration, make sure these changes won’t take down your entire organization.
The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, discussed the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports.