|FRONTLINE/World: Webby Nomination|
FRONTLINE/World Web Site Nominated For a Webby
Produced by KQED Public Broadcasting, the Companion Web site to PBS' FRONTLINE/World Celebrates a Year of Accolades and Top Industry Awards
San Francisco, CA, April 17, 2003KQED/WGBH's FRONTLINE/World Web site (http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/) produced by KQED Interactive, has been nominated for and won many of the industry's most prominent awards since it's launch just one year ago:
Webby Award Nomination
The FRONTLINE/World Web site is nominated for one of the Internet's most celebrated awardsthe Webby, given by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for achievement in technology, creativity and individual achievement. FRONTLINE/World was nominated in the Television category. There are two Webby awards in each category, one determined by a panel of judges and the other by popular vote. Voting for the "People's Voice" award runs now through May 23, 2003.
Call to action: To show your support for FRONTLINE/World, visit http://www.webbyawards.com/peoplesvoice/
Cast your vote in the Television category, and spread the word to others.
EPpy Award Nomination
The FRONTLINE/World Web site is currently a finalist in the "Best Overall Design of an Internet Service under One Million" category in the 8th Annual EPpy Awards competition. Winners will be announced on May 9, 2003. Since 1996, Editor and Publisher Newspaper's "EPpy Awards" have honored the best new media services from the newspaper industry. Each year, an independent panel of industry experts selects the top examples of newspaper interactive services in a variety of categories. More on the EPpy Awards (editorandpublisher.com)
The FRONTLINE/World Web site won the 2002 top prize in Online Journalism from Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. for FRONTLINE/World: Gunrunners, original Web reporting that accompanied a FRONTLINE/World television episode co-produced with the Center for Investigative Reporting (muckraker.org). South Florida arms dealer Jean Bernard Lasnaud was arrested by Interpol authorities days after the publication of this Web-exclusive report. More on the IRE awards (ire.org).
Online Journalism Award
In October 2002, the FRONTLINE/World Web Site received a General Excellence Award at the third annual Online Journalism Awards (OJA) ceremony in New York. Presented by the Online News Association and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, the OJA honor excellence in online journalism. The FRONTLINE/World Web site was honored in the category recognizing online journalism sites with fewer than 200,000 visitors a month that are affiliated with another organization. More on the Online Journalism Awards (journalists.org).
The FRONTLINE/World Web site is produced by Angela Morgenstern at KQED Interactive, with design by Susan Harris (Fluent Studios, San Francisco).
FRONTLINE/World will broadcast two new episodes on Thursday, May 22 and Thursday, May 29 at 9 P.M. on KQED Public Television 9. New online content will be launched in conjunction with each broadcast.
Developed by FRONTLINE producers in conjunction with public television stations WGBH Boston and KQED San Francisco, FRONTLINE/World turns its lens on the global community, introducing viewers to countries and cultures rarely covered by the U.S. media. Stephen Talbot is series editor for FRONTLINE/World. KQED executive-in-charge is Sue Ellen McCann and WGBH executive-in-charge is Sharon Tiller. David Fanning is the executive producer.
Funding for FRONTLINE/World is provided by PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, ABB, Ltd., The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.