NET Earns Ten Eric Sevareid Awards

News Release Date: 
April 7, 2017

For Immediate Release
NET Recognized by Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association

LINCOLN, Neb. (April 7, 2017) -- NET earned ten Eric Sevareid awards during the Midwest Journalism Conference in Minneapolis April 1. Competing in a six-state Midwest region, NET was recognized for excellence in radio, television and online broadcast news. The annual conference recognizes the best work done by journalists in the Dakotas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin.

For radio news, NET was recognized with two first place awards: “Sold for Sex: Trafficking in Nebraska” as a series and “Nebraska’s Inland Ocean: Restoring the Saline Wetlands” for individual multimedia storytelling. Three awards of merit were also given: “Watching Our Water: The Challenge To Keep It Clean” for team multimedia storytelling, “Cabela’s Merger Impact” for general reporting and the NET News website for the website competition.

For television news, NET was recognized with a first place award for “Watching Our Water: The Challenge to Keep It Clean” for team multimedia storytelling. Four awards of merit were also given for “Watching Our Water: The Challenge To Keep It Clean” for documentary, “Jazz Reunion” for soft feature, “Homeless in Nebraska” for talk/public affairs and NET News website for the website competition.

“NET is a proud contributor to our region’s broadcast journalism and we appreciate being recognized for our work to connect Nebraskans to issues of importance,” said Mark Leonard, NET general manager.

The Eric Sevareid Awards are named for the journalist and correspondent who worked for CBS news from 1939 to 1977 and was the first to report the fall of Paris when it was captured by the Germans during World War II.

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NET, Nebraska’s PBS Station

NET is Nebraska's first public television broadcast service and includes PBS and award-winning, locally produced public television programming since 1954; NET World (NET2) offers live coverage of the Nebraska Unicameral, and other local, news and public affairs programming; NET Create (NET3) features the most popular how-to, travel and lifestyle series.

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Since 1988, NET Radio has provided popular local music, news and lifestyle features and is Nebraska’s NPR station. It broadcasts on the following frequencies: Alliance/91.1 FM; Bassett/90.3 FM; Chadron/91.9 FM; Columbus/89.7 FM; Culbertson/92.7 FM; Falls City/88.9 FM; Harrison/89.5 FM; Hastings/Grand Island/89.1 FM; Lexington/88.7 FM; Lincoln/91.1 FM; Max/93.3 FM; Merriman/91.5 FM; Norfolk/89.3 FM; and North Platte/91.7 FM