NET Earns Public Media Journalists Association Awards

News Release Date: 
June 30, 2020

For Immediate Release

NET Earns Public Media Journalists Association Awards

LINCOLN, Neb. (June 30, 2020) – NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, earned four national Public Media Journalists Association awards during its virtual awards gala.

The awards are all for radio and digital work in the news staff division of four to seven people.

For the News/Public Affairs Program category, the NET program “Speaking of Nebraska” took first place.

In the Multi-Media Presentation category, ongoing news coverage of Nebraska’s 2019 floods received second place.

The news story “Making Art and Music from Found Objects” took second place in both the Use of Sound and Writing categories.

The awards recognize the best work in public media journalism from around the country produced during 2019. This year, 179 awards were presented to 84 organizations. Stations compete against others with similar sized newsrooms. Overall, judges reviewed nearly 1,300 entries.

PMJA is an association representing those responsible for the day-to-day direction, reporting and editing of local public media newsrooms.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Sandi Karstens, 402-470-6578, skarstens@netNebraska.org

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.