The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) has released its list of finalists for the 2019 NETA Awards. Each year, the NETA Awards honor public television’s best work in education, community engagement, marketing/communications and content.
Four Michigan public television stations are up for a total of seven awards.
“We are excited to kick off the NETA Conference and CPB Public Media Thought Leader Forum again this year by honoring the best in public media.” said NETA president Eric Hyyppa. He continued, “The NETA Awards categories have all been updated and have expanded to now include four new awards for Overall Excellence. We hope everyone will join us at the Awards Gala as we celebrate the best of the best.”
Stations competed within their appropriate divisions based on their station size, except for the categories falling under overall excellence. Awards were judged by a group of expert panelists within the public media system, as well as industry professionals outside of public media. This year Kentucky Educational Television and Nebraska Educational Telecommunications have five finalists each while PBS39 leads the list with six finalists.
Here are the 2019 NETA Awards finalists:
|Community Engagement – Community Initiative
The Alabama Wall of Faces (Alabama Public Television)
Considering Matthew Shepard (KLRU Austin PBS)
From Ready by 5 to Leaps & Bounds (WGVU Public Media)
Battling Opioids (PBS39)
Kids in Crisis: You’re Not Alone (Milwaukee PBS)
Opioids in Our Community (Rhode Island PBS)
Community Engagement – Local Project
Community Engagement – National Project
Content – Arts & Entertainment
Content – Cultural Documentary
Content – Education/Schools
Content – Historical Documentary
Content – New Media
Content – News & Public Affairs
Content – Topical Documentary
Education – Celebrating Teaching & Learning
|Education – Educational Resources for the Classroom
Injustice at Home: The Japanese-American Experience of the World War II Era (KSPS Public Television)
Science Trek (Idaho Public Television)
News Quiz (Kentucky Educational Television)
Iowa Land and Sky (Iowa Public Television)
On the Table – Food, Water and Agricultural Education (NET Nebraska)
Paws for a Minute (Rhode Island PBS)
Education – Educational Resources for the Community
Education – Live Virtual Learning Events
Education – Teacher Professional Learning
Marketing/Communications – Integrated Media Campaign
Marketing/Communications – Promotion
Marketing/Communications – Special Event
Excellence in Community Engagement
Excellence in Content
Excellence in Education
Excellence in Marketing/Communication
The NETA Awards Reception and Gala will take place on Sunday, January 26 at 7:30 PM at the 2020 NETA Conference and CPB Thought Leader Forum at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.
The NETA Awards are an annual recognition of public broadcasting’s finest work, a tradition established in the 1960’s. The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) is a professional association representing 275 member stations in 46 states, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. NETA provides leadership, general audience content, educational services, professional development and trusted financial management services, including human resources and benefits administration, to individual public media licensees, their affinity groups and public media as a whole.