ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The George Foster Peabody Awards'
66th annual search for excellence in electronic media has begun. More than
100,000 "Call for Entries" alerts have been mailed worldwide, supplemented
by ads in media-industry publications. Original broadcast, cablecast and
webcast programs presented in 2006 are eligible. The entry deadline is
January 17, 2007. Entrants may apply online at: www.Peabody.Uga.Edu.
The Peabody Awards, established in 1940 and administered by UGA's Grady
College of Journalism and Mass Communication, are the oldest honor in
television and radio. Today the Peabody recognizes distinguished
achievement and meritorious public service by TV and radio stations,
networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web.
Winners of the 65th Annual Peabody Awards, which were emceed by
news-satirist Jon Stewart at New York's Waldorf=Astoria Hotel, ranged from
FX's bruising police drama "The Shield" to Comedy Central's irreverent
"South Park" to CNN, NBC News and TV stations WWL in New Orleans and WLOX
in Biloxi, Mississippi, each for exceptional coverage of Hurricane Katrina
and its aftermath. International winners included "China: A Million Steps
Ahead," produced by Madrid's TVE, and CBC Radio's "The Wire: The Impact of
Electricity on Music." HBO, PBS and the BBC all won multiple awards.
The Peabody Award, considered the most selective and prestigious honor
for electronic media programming, is unique in that there are no categories
for entry or nominations. Entries are judged by a 15-member Board that
includes television critics, industry practitioners, scholars and experts
in culture and fine arts.
For further information regarding the Peabody Awards or to request an
entry form, call (706) 542-3787, e-mail the Peabody office at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Peabody web site at
Contact: Noel W. Holston, (706) 542-8983, email@example.com
SOURCE Peabody Awards