Boston (January 27, 2022) - Boston public media producer GBH has been recognized by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) in three categories at the 53rd Annual Public Media Awards. The annual event recognizes the highest caliber work in the public media system, as judged by a group of panelists working within the public media system and their industry peers.
NOVA, which is produced by GBH and is the most-watched prime time science series on American television, was recognized for innovation in education for NOVA Science Studio. NOVA’s first youth program, it empowers students with the skills to tell engaging stories about the science issues that matter to them through short-form video.
WORLD Channel, a GBH-produced 24/7 network that shares news, documentaries and other non-fiction programming with 194 public media member stations, was recognized for its podcast series, Stories from the Stage: The Podcast.Building on the success of its award-winning multiplatform Stories from the Stage series, the new podcast features the most memorable stories from the show along with behind-the-scenes interviews and the “next chapter” of what happened once storytellers left the stage. Stories from the Stage, now in its fifth season, spotlights powerful, multicultural storytellers who explore similarities and celebrate our differences during these divisive times.
Career Hacks, a 10-episode GBH digital series exploring the challenges of navigating the workforce in the midst of a global pandemic, was also recognized for its timely COVID-19 content.
“During a year that has been immensely challenging for so many, the talented individuals behind each of these programs have not only successfully adapted to a world that looks much different than it did at the start of 2020, but have utilized their skills to come together and create educational, accessible, and of course, entertaining content that can be enjoyed by audiences across the county,” said GBH President and CEO Jon Abbott.
GBH is the leading multiplatform creator for public media in America. As the largest producer of content for PBS and partner to NPR and PRX, GBH delivers compelling experiences, stories and information to audiences wherever they are. GBH’s local television channels include GBH 2, GBH 44 and GBH Kids. With a newsroom headquartered in Boston, GBH reaches across New England with GBH 89.7, Boston’s Local NPR; CRB Classical 99.5; and CAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station. From Boston to the Berkshires, from Worcester to the Cape and Islands, GBH is dedicated to connecting the Commonwealth through news, programming, learning tools and events. GBH has been recognized with hundreds of the nation’s premier broadcast, digital and journalism awards. Find more information at gbh.org.