NET Wins 11 Nebraska Broadcasters Association Awards

News Release Date: 
August 22, 2017

For Immediate Release
NET Wins 11 Nebraska Broadcasters Association Awards

LINCOLN, Neb. (Aug. 22, 2017) – NET received 11 awards from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association during the 2017 Pinnacle Awards banquet in La Vista last week.

In the radio category, NET received three gold awards for: “Watching Our Water: Farmers Feel the Pressure to Fight Agricultural Water Pollution,” in service to agriculture; “Sold for Sex: Trafficking in Nebraska,” in best in-depth or investigative; and “A Nebraskan Climbed Mt. Everest…And it Almost Killed Him,” in best in-depth sports story. Three silver awards were also received for radio: “Grooming Hometown Students to Fill a Behavioral Health Shortage,” in service to children; “Classroom Conversations: Nebraska’s Death Penalty Vote,” in best election coverage; and “Watching Our Water: The Challenge to Keep it Clean,” in best multimedia journalism – news focus.”  In the bronze category, NET radio was recognized for “Nebraska’s Growing Wind Energy and Workforce Demand,” for service to business, industry, government or education; and “Nebraska Basketball Referee Has Earned His Stripes,” for best in-depth sports story.

In the television category, NET received three silver awards for: “Nebraska Stories: The Point is Poetry,” for service to children; “Nebraska Stories: The Science of Soil,” for service to business, industry, government or education; and “Bringing Indigenous Foods Back to the Table,” for best multimedia journalism.

“NET is a proud contributor to our state’s broadcast industry and we appreciate being recognized for our work to report on stories important to our citizens. Through radio, television, and online content, we remain focused on providing high quality service and educational programs,” said Mark Leonard, NET general manager.

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