CNN's 'Midway: A Plastic Island', a revealing documentary on the tiny Pacific island on the frontline of the world's fight against discarded plastic, received the Prince Rainier III Special Prize at the 57th Monte Carlo Television Festival Tuesday night.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh, Ingrid Formanek and Deborah Rayner were on hand to accept the prestigious award from Monte Carlo Television Festival Honorary President HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.
About Midway: A Plastic Island:
Last summer CNN got exclusive access to Midway Atoll in the north Pacific Ocean, where the plastic we throw away each day washes up on the beach, works its way into the ocean and potentially ends up in our food. From the frontline, CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh, Ingrid Formanek, Jackson Loo and Mark Phillips got a closer look at the toll our disposable culture is taking on the wildlife there – and the health implications for the rest of the world. Watch the documentary here.
Impact of Midway: A Plastic Island:
CNN's 'Midway: A Plastic Island' has been integrated into educational resources in the UK as a unique way to explore the impact of plastic pollution. CNN also recently supported a children's film festival at the London IMAX, where more than 2,000 children from schools across the UK gathered to watch the video reports they created based on CNN's reporting from Midway.
CNN has won five prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association, which honor outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. CNN's diverse recognitions range from breaking news to social media, international news to domestic reporting.
Undercover in Syria – News Series
After 6 months of planning how to safely make the trip into areas of Syria held by Islamist jihadist factions, CNN's Clarissa Ward and her team – producer Salma Abdelaziz and filmmaker Bilal Abdul Kareem – went deep undercover into the northern part of the country, the first western broadcast journalists to do so in nearly 2 years. Their aim was to see the impact of Russia’s involvement in the Syrian civil war. It didn’t take long to see the bombing residents were enduring on a constant basis.
28 Hours Surrounded by ISIS – Hard News; Excellence in Video
In this report from the battle to retake Mosul from ISIS, CNN's Arwa Damon and cameraman Brice Laine traveled into the city with Iraqi counterterrorism forces. The armored convoy was lured into an ambush and became stranded in ISIS territory in the midst of a vicious battle. They had to flee the vehicles and seek shelter in a succession of houses as ISIS fighters closed in. The resulting story is a gripping journey inside the battle for Mosul, and an example of war reporting at its finest.
Charlotte Riots – Breaking News
Charlotte was a city on edge. It had been two days since police shot and killed an African-American man who may or may not have been armed, and demonstrations and calls for justice were beginning to take a more sinister turn. CNN's cameras were rolling the moment violence erupted, and didn't stop for the next three days. Audiences watched live as CNN correspondents Boris Sanchez and Ed Lavandera were caught in dangerous crosshairs of this breaking news event.
Presidential Election 2016 – Social Media
Wherever you were in 2016, it was impossible to escape social media’s influential role in driving the everyday discourse of the presidential election. No matter the app or platform, CNN was there – from the first Facebook Live by a news organization to choose-your-own-adventure explainers on Kik. It was an action plan mapped out over 24 months that boiled down to 24 hours of non-stop, wall-to-wall coverage, giving our readers a deeper understanding of the people and issues of the 2016 campaign.
For the third year in a row, CNN Worldwide took the prize as Global Excellence Marketing Team of the Year.
The Global Excellence Awards honor the best work in all categories including on-air, online and on-the-go, from across the globe—and CNN took the gold with a wide range of strong creative spots.
In addition, CNN Worldwide earned 33 Gold, 32 Silver and 31 Bronze awards.
The company’s “Why We Go” campaign, showcasing the unique ways in which only CNN can gather and tell a story, earned recognition in multiple categories including image campaign, sound design and total package channel image.CNN Worldwide Wins PromaxBDA Global Excellence Marketing Team of the Year
CNN Films WE WILL RISE: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World was celebrated with five other honorees last night in Los Angeles by the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences with a Television Academy Honors Award. The Television Academy Honors are conferred for exceptional programming that changes hearts and minds about challenging social issues.
VIDEO of the acceptance remarks is available here: http://www.emmys.com/video/2017-television-academy-honors-we-will-rise-michelle-obamas-mission-educate-girls-around-world
WE WILL RISE featured the former First Lady Michelle Obama, actors and human rights activists Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto, and CNN's Isha Sesay as they explored the inspirational stories of girls in Liberia and Morocco overcoming incredible odds to pursue their educations. The film first premiered on CNN/U.S. and CNN International on October 11, 2016.
Actor Dana Delany presented the award last night to CNN's Isha Sesay and to the film's director, Tony Gerber of Market Road Films and The Documentary Group, which produced the film for CNN Films.
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The Overseas Press Club of America has honored CNN’s ‘Undercover in Syria’ series with the David Kaplan Award for Best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad. They will present the award, which honors the finest international reporting, at its annual ceremony on Thursday, April 27 in New York. CNN President Jeff Zucker will be on hand to deliver the keynote address.
Reported by senior international correspondent Clarissa Ward and produced by Salma Abdelaziz, ‘Undercover in Syria’ took viewers inside rebel-held territory for an exclusive series of reports on what life was like under the bombs. CNN was the only Western media to witness the effects of Russian bombardment first hand and go inside the devastation of rebel-held Aleppo.
“The Overseas Press Club is one of the oldest and most respected collection of journalists in the business,” says Ward. “It's hugely exciting to win this award, and particularly for a story that I truly believe the world needed to see and hear.” FULL POST
CNN senior international correspondent Arwa Damon (@arwacnn) will receive the 2017 James W. Foley Humanitarian Award, it was announced today by the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation (JWFLF).
Damon is being recognized for both her compelling reporting from conflict zones and compassionate advocacy for children impacted by war through International Network for Aid Relief and Assistance (INARA), the non-profit organization she launched in 2015. FULL POST
Asha Ahmed Mwilu and Rashid Idi have been awarded the top prize at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 Awards Ceremony.
The pair shared the overall ‘CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year’ Award for their combined work ‘Terror Crossing’ which was chosen from record number of 1,637 entries spanning 38 countries across the African continent.
Mwilu and Idi’s ‘Terror Crossing’ is an in-depth investigative documentary about security at the Kenya-Somali border in Mandera county. The story was aired by Kenya Television Network in its investigative programme "The Lead".
Mwilu and Idi said: “We are overwhelmed by this accolade. It is a dream come true to win the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award for a story that we believe passionately in and one that we felt was important to tell.”
CNN Worldwide was awarded with four Emmy ® Awards at the 37th Annual News and Documentary Awards held last night in New York. CNN’s diverse recognitions include:
Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
Anderson Cooper 360, Europe’s Refugee Crisis – Reports by CNN’s Arwa Damon
For months CNN’s Arwa Damon and her team followed the unprecedented wave of refugees coming to Europe, moving with them through the corridors of passage, and bringing a sense of immediacy to an unpredictable story with many lives at stake. The team showed exceptional grit and commitment, broadcasting live from all manner of transport as the refugees tried to push on through Europe to get to Germany, their preferred destination. The team’s endurance and skill was best illustrated by their race through cornfields with fleeing refugees, after the migrants broke out of a holding camp in Hungary where they were frustrated at being made to wait. The field team reacted quickly and managed to maintain a serious level of production at a fast clip. This distinctive work helped nudge European leaders to review their inconsistent immigration policies and deal urgently with the pressing needs of the refugees. FULL POST
Parts Unknown Awarded Fourth Consecutive Emmy® in Outstanding Informational Series or Special; Diane Warren wins Outstanding Original Music & Lyrics For The Hunting Ground Theme
The CNN Original Series’ Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown was honored in the 68th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards ceremony, with its fourth consecutive Emmy® in the Outstanding Informational Series or Special category. Additionally, Diane Warren earned an Emmy® in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics category for “Til It Happens to You,” the anthem for sexual assault survivors, for the CNN Films documentary The Hunting Ground.
The Emmy® presentations took place over two nights on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday September 11 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, which premieres its eighth season on CNN on September 25 and features a dinner with President Obama in Hanoi, is produced by Zero Point Zero Production. Receiving the award were host/executive producer Bourdain, executive producers Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia and Sandra Zweig, and producers Toby Oppenheimer, Tom Vitale and Mike Steed.
Receiving the Emmy ® for The Hunting Ground, which originally aired on CNN on November 22, 2015, was composer and lyricist Diane Warren. FULL POST
CNN Worldwide was honored with 15 News & Documentary Emmy® Award nominations, it was announced today by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Setting a new network record, the nominations were spread across CNN’s diverse brand portfolio including CNN/U.S., CNN en Español, CNN Original Series and CNN Films.
CNN’s nominations include:
OUTSTANDING COVERAGE OF A BREAKING NEWS STORY IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST
Anderson Cooper 360
Europe’s Refugee Crisis – Reports by CNN’s Arwa Damon
OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS REPORT IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
US Spy Plane Over China
OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM IN A REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST
Anderson Cooper 360
Secret Deaths: The Hospital with a Serious Heart Problem
OUTSTANDING NEWS DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS
Anderson Cooper 360
#BeingThirteen: Inside the Secret World of Teens
Anderson Cooper 360
Police Under Fire
OUTSTANDING LIVE COVERAGE OF A CURRENT NEWS STORY: LONG FORM
CNN Special Report
CNN Debates Coverage
OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC REPORTING: LONG FORM
CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow
Hunger Games: Feeding America's Most Vulnerable Children
CNN Original Series
High Profits: Dreams of Empire
OUTSTANDING EDITING: DOCUMENTARY AND LONG FORM
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION AND SCENIC DESIGN
CNN Original Series
The Hunt with John Walsh: Torture House
OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT
CNN Brand Campaign
AC/AB Heart of the Story
The Seventies Campaign
OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST OR NEWS MAGAZINE IN SPANISH
CNN en Español
OUTSTANDING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM IN SPANISH
CNN en Español
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