NET Wins Emmys, News Award

News Release Date: 
July 26, 2017

For Immediate Release
NET Wins Emmys, News Award

LINCOLN, Neb. (July 26, 2017) – NET received two Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Heartland Chapter in Denver this month for two television productions.  “Nebraska Volleyball Championship: Destination Omaha” won in the sports – one-time special category and “Paleo Sleuths” won in the documentary – historical category.

NET and Harvest Public Media also recently received a first-place award during the Public Radio News Directors Inc. conference in Miami for the series “Dangerous Jobs, Cheap Meat,” in the investigative/enterprise news category. NET is part of Harvest Public Media, a reporting collaboration focused on issues of food, fuel and field and partners with public radio stations KCUR in Kansas City, Mo., Iowa Public Radio in Des Moines, Iowa, KBIA in Columbia, Mo., and KUNC in Greeley, Colo. to produce radio news reports and online content. In addition, NET leads the Harvest Public Media video unit with KCPT in Kansas City, Mo. and Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver. To learn more, visit Harvest Public Media.

“We are proud of our television production and news teams who continue to offer Nebraskans high-quality programs and news reports that are recognized nationally,” said NET’s General Manager Mark Leonard.

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