WGBH News and Media Relations


July 31, 2014

WGBH News productions honored with 2014 Clarion Awards

WGBH’s newsroom, Basic Black and Annual Report receive Clarion Awards from The Association for Women in Communications

BOSTON, Mass. (July 31, 2014) – Four WGBH News productions, three radio, one television and WGBH’s 2013-2014 annual report (“Who else?”) have been honored with Clarion Awards from the Association for Women in Communications (AWC). Named for the medieval trumpet known for its clarity, the Clarions symbolize excellence in clear, concise communications and honor excellence in more than 100 categories across all communications disciplines. This year’s competition drew entries from 23 states and three countries.

Full list of WGBH 2014 Clarion Awards:

·  Radio Feature Story: JOHNS (parts 1 and 2) – Phillip Martin, Senior Investigative Reporter for WGBH News; Jenifer B. McKim, Senior Investigative Reporter for The New England Center for Investigative Reporting; Ted Canova, Exec Editor for WGBH News

·  Radio Documentary, One Time: WITNESS TO HISTORY: THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON 50 YEARS LATER – Callie Crossley, Writer and Producer; Callie Crossley and Bob Seay, Hosts

·  Women’s Issues Radio Program: UNDERGROUND TRADE: FROM BANGKOK TO BOSTON – Phillip Martin, Senior Investigative Reporter; Ted Canova, Exec Editor; Meredith Nierman, Photography; Brendan Lynch, Web Producer

·  Television Talk Show, Local or Regional: BASIC BLACK: CHARLES RAMSEY, RACE, CLASS AND SOCIAL MEDIA – Valerie Linson, Exec Producer

·  Annual Report: 2013 – 2014 Annual Report: Who else? (print and digital editions) – A collaboration of Constituent Communications and WGBH Creative

Started in 1972, the Clarions honor excellence in more than 100 categories across all communications disciplines, including advertising and marketing, audiovisual productions, books and CDs, brochures, custom and special publications, education, fund development, magazines, major news events, newsletters, newspapers, online media, photography, graphics and design communications, public relations, radio and television. Find the complete list of winners here

About WGBH

WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur, Curious George, and more than a dozen other prime-time, lifestyle, and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region’s diverse community include Greater BostonBasic Black, and High School Quiz Show. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH Boston Public Radio; 99.5 WCRB; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (among them, PRI’s The World®), a leader in educational multimedia (including PBS LearningMedia™, providing the nation’s educators with free, curriculum-based digital content), and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and visually impaired audiences. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and Oscars. Find more information at wgbh.org.




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