CNN International has once again been recognized for its outstanding global journalism winning the coveted ‘Cable & Satellite Channel of the Year’, ‘Best News Story’ and ‘Best Social Awareness Program’ categories at the 2013 Asian Television Awards held this past weekend in Singapore.
CNN’s Hong Kong-based international correspondent Anna Coren won the prestigious ‘Best News Story 10 minutes or less’ for her powerful exclusive report ‘Afghanistan Taliban Firefight’ where she came under enemy fire for more than 90 minutes in Nejrab alongside U.S. Special forces. This is the third Asian Television Award for Coren – she won ‘Best News Presenter or Anchor’ in both 2011 and 2012. You can see her ‘Afghanistan Taliban Firefight’ report here: http://cnn.it/188w7iI
Last night in New York, CNN was honored with six Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association including Reporting from Inside Syria (Continuing Coverage); Damascus Under Cover (News Series); and Nick Paton Walsh's Reporting from Inside Syria (Reporting: Hard News). CNN Radio was recognized for When Police Shoot (Reporting: Hard News); Saturday Night Fever's Brooklyn Legacy (Use of Sound/Video); and Sandy: Memories of the Jersey Shore (Writing).
The full list of winners can be found here: 2013 National Edward R. Murrow Awards
CNN Worldwide was awarded with three Emmy Awards at the 34th Annual News and Documentary Awards. CNN’s diverse recognitions of its journalism include:
Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form
Election Night in America
Seven CNN control rooms in three separate cities with hundreds of staffers worked together to tell the story of the election in a blockbuster broadcast symphony. In addition to getting the votes first, CNN also got the analysis right, with John King at the "Magic Wall" to put reporting expertise on display with a visual tool that out each precinct's fight in geographic and political perspective.
Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis
Anderson Cooper 360 – Kids On Race: The Hidden Picture
Race is one of the most explosive issues in America, and for many adults the most taboo to talk about. But simply not talking about it does not solve any of the issues and that is what the project aimed to do - get kids and their parents to talk about race and to look to this younger generation to see how far we've really come.
Nick Paton Walsh: Reports from Syria and Afghanistan
Nick Paton Walsh's poetic writing contrasts with the sobering environments from which his stories are usually drawn. His reports punch through the daily accounts of wounded and dead, and give us a fresh way to see the grinding pitilessness of war, and its quirky inconsistencies.
In addition to these News and Documentary Emmy Awards, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown was awarded with two Primetime Creative Arts Emmys in a ceremony in Los Angeles last month.
This year, CNN was the top winner at the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) 19th Annual Vision Awards. NAMIC Vision Awards recognize original, multi-platform television programming that depicts the lives, spirit and contributions of people of color and best reflects the diversity of the global viewing audience. A total of 13 networks were honored in the 20 award categories.
“It is truly gratifying for CNN’s reporting to be recognized by NAMIC, underscoring our commitment to include diversity of voices across our many platforms,” said Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide. “ We thank NAMIC for this honor.” FULL POST
Finalists in the prestigious CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Competition were announced today by Ferial Haffajee, Chair of the independent judging panel. The competition is now in its 18th year.
This year the competition received entries from 42 countries across the continent, including French and Portuguese speaking Africa.
Today the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) recognized CNN with six National Edward R. Murrow Awards for outstanding achievement in the following categories:
CNN's Reporting from Inside Syria
Reporting: Hard News (Radio)
When Police Shoot
Reporting: Hard News (TV)
Nick Paton Walsh's Reporting from Inside Syria
Use of Sound/Video
Saturday Night Fever's Brooklyn Legacy
Sandy: Memories of the Jersey Shore
View the entire list of winners here.
CNN Digital nabbed four Society for Features Journalism Awards – including two first-place wins – which honor the craft of feature writing and the people who do it for a living at news organizations and wire services. The awards won are listed below:
1st place in Integrated Storytelling: The Undecided
1st place in Video Storytelling: Journeying home to tell my truth
2nd place in Series/Project: Race, Identity and Politics Series
3rd place in General Feature: Saving Aesha
Winners will be honored at SFJ’s national conference at Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. On October 9-12.
Full list of winners here.