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This year's Peabody Awards, which "recognize the most outstanding achievements in electronic media, including radio, television and cable," were just announced and NPR is among those being honored.
-- "Covering Pakistan: War, Flood and Social Issues." [For Julie McCarthy's coverage, which "goes beyond the headline disasters.]
-- "Trafficked: A Youth Radio Investigation." [Which aired on All Things Considered.]
Update at 1:15 p.m. ET: We shouldn't neglect winner from NPR's universe — WNYC's Radiolab.
"An especially rich year for radio yielded seven Peabody winners in addition to The Moth [Radio Hour]. They included WNYC's series Radiolab, part theater of the mind, part scientific expedition; Lucia's Letter, a cautionary composite of several Guatemalan girls' accounts of abuse at the hands of "coyotes" hired to sneak them into the U.S.; The Promised Land with Majora Carter, a forum for deep, eye-opening conversations about the environment and justice; and Trafficked, a Youth Radio investigation of child-sex-trafficking made more powerful by first-person accounts.
"Three examples of National Public Radio's journalism won Peabodys: Covering Pakistan: War, Flood and Social Issues, reports that made the country vivid beyond the headline disasters; Behind the Bail Bond System, an investigation that revealed inequities and conflicts of interest; and Seeking Justice for Campus Rapes, a study of sexual assaults at colleges and the shockingly light penalties that the perpetrators often receive."
Update at 11:50 a.m. ET: Our friends at Fresh Air have used Tumblr to post links to all the "public media" Peabody winners.
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