St. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO CLAIMS inaugural
Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Award
St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU has been named a recipient of the inaugural Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Awards for the story “One Year in Ferguson.” A link to the story can be found at http://apps.stlpublicradio.org/hear-ferguson/. The award is a new and separate award from the traditional Peabody Awards and is given to the Top Five Stories in Digital Spaces. This new award is judged and given by the Peabody Student Honor Board, a group of 16 undergraduate honor students at the University of Georgia who work in conjunction with the Peabody Awards program. The award ceremony will take place on May 20, 2016, in New York at the Paley Center for Media.
The Peabody Awards, based at the University of Georgia, is celebrating its 75th anniversary as the world’s oldest and most prestigious award for excellence in electronic communication this year. The Peabody Awards joined forces with Facebook to create this new award to recognize digital media producers who use the affordances of digital spaces to tell innovative and creative stories.
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St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU and Quincy Public Radio | 90.3 WQUB provide the St. Louis and Quincy regions award-winning, in-depth news on-air and online, insightful discussion, and entertaining programs that focus on the issues and people who shape our communities, our country and our world. Signature programs include: Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Fresh Air, This American Life, Marketplace, Car Talk, St. Louis on the Air, BBC World Service, The Tavis Smiley Show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and A Prairie Home Companion.
St. Louis Public Radio, which broadcasts in HD on 90.7, 90.7-2 and 90.7-3, and is online at www.stlpublicradio.org reaches 429,000 people a month in the bi-state area. Quincy Public Radio, which broadcasts in HD on 90.3 and 90.3-2, reaches nine counties in western Illinois and northeastern Missouri.
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