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Encyclopedia > Peabody Award

The George Foster Peabody Awards, more commonly referred to as the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards given for excellence in radio and television broadcasting. First awarded in 1941 for programs from the previous year, they are considered the oldest honors in electronic media. The awards are administered by the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia UGA. The awards are named after the businessperson and philanthropist George Foster Peabody. As part of his philanthropic activities, Peabody donated the funds that created the awards. Lambdin Kay, public-service director for WSB radio in Atlanta, Georgia at the time, is credited for creating the award. For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... The Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is a college within the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia, United States. ... The University of Georgia (UGA) is the largest institution of higher learning and research in the State of Georgia. ... George Foster Peabody (July 27, 1852 – March 4, 1938) was born in Columbus, Georgia. ... WSB AM (NewsTalk 750) is a clear channel AM radio station located in Atlanta, Georgia with a frequency of 750 kHz. ... Nickname: Hotlanta, The Big Peach, The ATL, A-Town Location in Fulton County in the state of Georgia Coordinates: Country United States State Georgia Counties Fulton, Dekalb  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area    - City  132. ...


The Peabody Awards are generally regarded as the most prestigious awards honoring distinction and achievement within the fields of broadcast journalism, documentary making, educational programming, children's programming, and entertainment. Broadcast journalism refers to television news and radio news, as well as the online news outlets of broadcast affiliates. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ...


The Peabody Awards were originally only for radio, but in 1948 television awards were introduced. In the late 1990s additional categories for material distributed via the World Wide Web were added. Materials created for theatrical motion picture release are not eligible. Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ... WWWs historical logo designed by Robert Cailliau The World Wide Web (WWW or simply the Web) is a system of interlinked, hypertext documents that runs over the Internet. ...


See also

Peabody Award winners throughout the years. ... H. Martin Marty Haag, Jr. ...

References

  • 'New Order of Merit', Time Magazine, April 7, 1941

External links

  • The Official Peabody Award site

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Wikipedia: Peabody Award (182 words)
Founded in 1940, the awards are administered by the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.
The Peabody Awards are generally regarded as the most prestigious awards within the fields of broadcast journalism, documentary making, educational programming and children's programming.
Awards are also given in the category of entertainment, but in this case the Peabody Award is probably less significant than the Emmy Award.
Peabody Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (188 words)
The George Foster Peabody Awards, more commonly known as simply the "Peabody Awards", are annual international awards given for excellence in radio and television broadcasting and cable television.
The Peabody Awards are generally regarded as the most prestigious awards within the fields of broadcast journalism, documentary making, educational programming, children's programming, and entertainment, although to many outside the field of communications, the Emmy Award has more resonance.
The Peabodys are also the most difficult of the entertainment awards to win.
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