Peabody Awards, Facebook Reveal Winners of Digital Content Awards

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The Peabody Media Center and the University of Georgia on Monday revealed the six winners of the Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Awards honoring digital content.

The award honors programs that “use 3-D modeling, virtual reality, interactive websites, and video games to address stories covering a range of issues, from torture in prison and childhood cancer to transgender dating and identity.”

In its second year, the award is presented to “outstanding stories in digital spaces” selected by a jury comprised of 16 Peabody honor student fellows, under the guidance of the Peabody Awards program, which is based at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. The winners will be honored May 19 at a ceremony hosted by Campbell Brown, head of news partnerships at Facebook, at Hotel Eventi in New York. The ceremony also will be streamed via Facebook Live.

“This year’s winners push the boundaries of how digital storytelling can be done in extremely compelling and innovative ways,” said Jeffrey Jones, director of the Peabody Awards and Peabody Media Center. “It is exciting to see the new possibilities for bringing meaningful stories to light through the ever-changing affordances of digital technologies, and we are happy to recognize what we see as the best stories being told on these platforms.”

A list of winners, along with the Peabody jurors’ description of each, follows.

Source: hollywood (technology)

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