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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CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other cable TV news organization in the United States; internationally, CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching more than 271 million households abroad; and CNN Digital is a top network for online news, mobile news and social media. Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world’s most extensively utilized news service partnering with hundreds of local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
Finalists in the prestigious CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 Competition were announced today by Ferial Haffajee, Chair of the independent judging panel.
This year, the competition received 1637 entries – a record number – from 38 countries across the continent, including French and Portuguese-speaking Africa.
There are 37 finalists from 14 countries:
CNN was honored with nine Primetime Emmy® Award nominations, it was announced today by the Television Academy. The nominations this year tie the network’s nominations by the Television Academy in previous years, and include the fourth consecutive nomination in the Outstanding Informational Series or Special category for Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and the network’s first-ever nomination in the “Exceptional Merit” category for Documentary Filmmaking for The Hunting Ground. This is also the first nomination for United Shades of America (Objective Media Group America) with W. Kamau Bell, which is in its first season, and the third consecutive nomination for the production team that created The Seventies (Playtone / Herzog & Company).
CNN’s diverse nominations include:
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program (“Cuba”) – Directors of Photography: Todd Liebler & Zach Zamboni
Outstanding Informational Series Or Special
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Program (Single Or Multi-Camera) – Brian Bracken, Sound Editor, Nick Bridgden, Co-Sound Designer
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera) – Benny Mouthon, Re-Recording Mixer
Outstanding Writing For A Nonfiction Program (“Borneo”) – Written by Anthony Bourdain FULL POST
CNN was awarded the prestigious Golden Nymph Award from the Monte Carlo Television Festival for its news coverage of Baltimore in 2015. CNN’s coverage encompassed the unrest in the city after the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Gray’s death ignited protests as debate surged nationwide over whether police use excessive force, particularly against African-Americans. CNN correspondent Miguel Marquez, who led CNN’s coverage from Baltimore, accepted the award last night in Monte Carlo.
For the second year in a row, CNN Worldwide received The Global Marketing Team Award at PromaxBDA Awards last night in New York. The CNN Creative Marketing team received a total of 84 awards: 29 gold, 29 silver, 25 bronze and the Global Marketing Team of the Year. PromaxBDA’s annual awards honor outstanding achievement in entertainment marketing, and said of CNN, “CNN Worldwide’s employees demonstrate marketing expertise that runs the gamut from awkwardly hilarious to breathtakingly beautiful, earning it the PromaxBDA Award for global Excellence Marketing Team of the Year.”CNN Worldwide Named PromaxBDA Global Excellence Marketing Team of the Year