2012 CNN Awards
George Foster Peabody Awards 2012
Recognizes distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by radio and television networks, stations, producing organizations and individuals.
CNN's Reporting of the Arab Spring
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute
Fareed Zakaria, GPS
News and Documentary Emmy Awards 2012
Recognizes excellence in television journalism with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary.
Anderson Cooper 360: Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis
"Bullying: It Stops Here,"
CNN and CNNI: Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story (Long-form) Breaking News Reporting of the Revolution in Egypt and President Mubarak's Resignation
Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards 2012
Recognizes outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2011 calendar year.
Nominee: Sanjay Gupta, MD
Outstanding Special Class Series
Investigative Reporters & Editors Awards 2012
Honors the best in investigative reporting.
CNN Freedom Project Documentary, "Death in the Desert"
Tom Renner Award
Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Awards 2012
The awards are for outstanding contributions in journalism. TV categories are spot news coverage, continuing coverage of a breaking event, TV editorials, investigative reporting, feature reporting and public service in TV journalism.
The CNN Freedom Project
Public Service in Television Journalism (Network/Syndication Service/Program Service)
Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports: Terror in the Dust
Documentaries (Network/Syndication Service/Program Service)
Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2012
The global FPA Media Awards recognize excellence in print, web, radio and television journalism.
The CNN documentary World’s Untold Stories: Secrets of the Belfast Project won News Story of the Year by a full FPA member. The judges described the documentary as “absolute dynamite, a terrific story and a fine piece of journalism".
The Arts & Culture award was given to Leonardo – The Lost Painting, a documentary that explored the story behind the recent discovery of a Leonardo da Vinci painting. Judges praised the “love and lingering interest” that had gone into the piece, describing it as “a very well done cultural story.”
The Print & Web Feature award was clinched by Mauritania: Slavery’s Last Stand – a CNN Digital feature that revealed the shocking extent of slavery in modern Mauritania. The judges remarked that the piece was “in some ways the most convincing and best edited of all the categories.”
CNN was also nominated in the TV News category for its Syria: Inside Aleppo feature, and in the Digital Innovation category, for Open Story.
Video News Series – Homs: City Under Siege
Use of Video – Joplin Gawkers
Religion Newswriters Association Awards 2012
Showcases religion reporting excellence in the news media.
1st place for online religion section of the year, for the CNN Belief Blog.
1st place for enterprise religion report of the year, for CNN.com’s series on the faith lives of the presidential candidates.
1st place for TV religion report of the year, for Preparing clergy for war: army chaplains train by the hundred for the combat zone.
1st place for TV News magazine report of the year for U.S. budget ax threatens successful AIDS program in Africa,
2nd place for TV News magazine report of the year for Imam fights street crime with mosque fight club
The Daily Beast: 150 Fearless Women 2012
Gracie Allen Awards 2012
Honors programming by women for women and about women.
Outstanding Individual Achievement as Reporter/Correspondent
CNNI Special Projects, "Because I'm a Girl"
Outstanding Soft News Feature
National Headliner Awards 2012
Oldest annual recognition of journalistic merit in the Communications industry. Television network categories include best newscast, coverage of a major news event, feature or human interest story, documentary or series, investigative reporting, news magazine program, and sports reporting.
Dan Rivers, “Factory Slaves”
Investigative Reporting, First Place
“Witness to Famine”
Continuing Coverage of a Major News Event, First Place
Jessica Ravitz, CNN.com
Online – Writing, Third Place
Anderson Cooper 360, “Egypt Uprising”
Coverage of a Major News Event, Second Place
Sanjay Gupta, MD, “Quake Tsunami Disaster”
Coverage of a Major News Event, Third Place
CNN's Coverage of the Libyan Revolt
Continuing Coverage of a Major News Event, Second Place
Fareed Zakaria GPS, “Restoring the American Dream: Fixing Education”
Documentary or Series of Reports, Third Place
World's Untold Stories, “Locked Up and Forgotten”
Investigative Reporting, Second Place
“Water Bill Wars”
Business and Consumer Reporting, Third Place
World's Untold Stories, “Filling the Blank”
Health/Science Reporting, Second Place
“Saving Baby Pierce”
Health/Science Reporting, Third Place
Wayne Drash, CNN.com
Online – Writing, Second Place
“Water in Schools”
Environmental Reporting, Third Place
Environmental Reporting, First Place
Documentary or Series of Reports, Second Place
CNN.com Staff, CNN.com
Online TV Affiliated, First Place
New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards 2012
Gold World Medal
Don’t Fail Me: Education in America – Social Issues/Current Events
iRevolution: Online Warriors of the Arab Spring – Social Issues/Current Events
Trapped by Tradition: A CNN Freedom Project Documentary – Cultural Issues
Uprising in Libya – Coverage of an On Going News Story
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute – Best Documentary Special
Silver World Medal
Nepal's Stolen Children: A CNN Freedom Project Documentary – Social Issues/Current Events
Inside the Taliban – National/International Affairs
Witness to Famine – National/International Affairs
Unwelcome – The Muslims Next Door – National/International Affairs
World's Untold Stories: Bridging the Pacific – History & Society
Battle For Blair Mountain: Working In America – Environment & Ecology
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami – Coverage of On Going News Story
Egypt: Wave of Discontent – Coverage of On Going Story
CNN Presents: Rogue Justice – Best Investigative Report
To Catch a Serial Killer – Best Investigative Report
CNN Freedom Project – Best Online Program
World's Untold Stories: Secret Jew – Biography/Profiles
African Voices: Africans in the NFL – Sports Coverage
Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports: Diana Nyad: Xtreme Dream – Sports Coverage
Terror Training Fraud – Investigative Report
Mubarak Resigns – Coverage of Breaking News Story
Ben Wedeman – Best News Correspondent
Terror in the Dust – Health/Medical Information
Easy Prey – Best Investigative Report
Footnotes of 9-11 – Best News Documentary/Special
CNN's Live Coverage of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 – Live Special
EPPY Awards 2012
Winners of the international EPPY Awards are determined after four weeks of review by the Editor & Publisher team and a prestigious panel of 68 judges.
Best News Website – CNN
Best Business/Finance Website – CNNMoney
Best Enterprise/Investigative Video – Mauritania – Slavery’s last stronghold
Best News/Political Blog – The Political Ticker
Online Journalism Award 2012
Recognizes excellence in digital journalism around the world
CNN Digital: Innovative Multi-Media Storytelling
“Mauritania: Slavery’s Last Stand”
The Shorty Awards 2012
The Shorty Awards honor the best people and organizations on Twitter and social media.
Best Use of Social Media for News: CNN Worldwide: The Global Networks of CNN Dominate on Social Media
Best Use of Video in a Social Media Campaign: CNN Worldwide: The Royal Wedding of William & Kate; Group SJR: TED – Ideas Worth Spreading
The GLAAD Media Awards 2012
Honors Individuals, organizations, programs on the fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the gay and lesbian community.
Anderson Cooper 360, The 'Sissy Boy' Experiments
Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine
Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)
CNN: Excellence in Media Award
Coverage of the Oak Creek Shootings
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NWCAT) 2012
A program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Take 25 aims to heighten awareness of children's personal safety issues. With a focus on prevention, the campaign encourages parents, guardians, and other role models to spend time talking to kids to teach them ways to be safer.
CNN Freedom Project
Soroptimist Journalism Award
White House News Photographers Association 2012
The WHNPA awards are prestigious honors given by the nation’s foremost photojournalist association.
First Place for Khalil Abdallah for spot news piece on Libyan rape victim
First Place for Bethany Swain for feature piece “George Washington’s Christmas Camel”
First Place for John Bodnar and Joanne Sierra for Veterans in Focus: “Keep Rowing”
2011 CNN Awards
George Foster Peabody Awards 2011
CNN's Coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill
News & Documentary Emmy Awards 2011
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences rewards excellence in news and documentary programming, segments and individual craft. Categories include coverage, general coverage and instant coverage of a single breaking story, historical (212) programming, continuing coverage of a news story, background/analysis, investigative journalism, program interviewer, informational/cultural program and craft achievement.
Anderson Cooper 360, "Crisis In Haiti"
Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story Long Form
Anderson Cooper 360, "Haiti in Ruins"
Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
Amnesty International Media Awards 2011
Human rights reporting and acknowledge journalism's contribution to raising awareness of human rights issues.
World's Untold Stories: Locked Up and Forgotten
International Television and Radio
Gracie Allen Awards 2011
Poppy Harow of CNNMoney.com, "Breaking Faith: Fraud in the Heartland"
Investigative Program or Feature
Natalie Angley, Jenifer Grubb of CNN Special Projects for HLN, "Breakthrough Women"
Kelly Flynn, Executive Producer, "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute"
Outstanding Special or Variety
Amber Lyons, "Sold on Craigslist"
Outstanding Investigative Program or Feature
Overseas Press Club Awards 2011
Rewards excellence in reporting news from overseas. Awards are made for spot news, foreign reporting, reports concerning international environmental issues, foreign affairs documentaries, and correspondents who demonstrate concern for the human condition.
Paul Refsdal, Anderson Cooper, "Taliban"
Edward R. Murrow Award
CNN.com Staff , "Home and Away: Iraq and Afghanistan Casualties"
Online Multimedia Award
Anderson Cooper, "Haiti Earthquake"
David Kaplan Award
Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Awards 2011
John D. Sutter of CNN.com, "Deep-sea mysteries"
Reporting Non-Deadline Reporting
CNN Radio Staff of CNN Radio, "Haiti's Earthquake"
Breaking News Reporting
Women and Film in TV 2011
Sara Sidner (along with Alex Crawford and Zeina Khodr)
ITV Achievement of the Year Award
NAMIC EMMA Awards 2011
Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA): The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications recognizes the cable industry's campaigns that demonstrate best practices in multi-cultural marketing.
"CNN Presents: Latino In America"
Case Studies & Campaigns, 3rd Place
NAMIC Vision Awards 2011
To highlight advances made in the area of minority imagery in cable programming. The Vision Awards specifically recognizes programming that reflects the full diversity of our populace, by featuring the wide variety of the world’s people and their culture ethnicities, colors and origins.
Anderson Cooper 360, "Black or White: Kids on Race"
National Association of Black Journalists 2011
Awards given for outstanding coverage of African Americans and issues of special concern to the African American community. Special honors given to outstanding African American journalists. The competition honors work from print, television, radio, online, and photojournalism.
Marketplace Africa, "Little Ethiopia"
Television – Public Affairs: Segment
National Headliner Awards 2011
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, "Dads for My Daughters"
News Magazine Program, Second Place
Soledad O'Brien, "Almighty Debt"
Business and Consumer Reporting, First Place
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, "Disease Detectives"
Health/Science Reporting, First Place
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, "Hard Hits: Concussion Series"
Soledad O'Brien, Anderson Cooper, "Black or White: Kids on Race"
Investigative Reporting, Third Place
Paul Refsdal, Anderson Cooper, Jennifer Hyde, Ken Shiffman, "Taliban"
Documentary or Series of Reports on the Same Subject, First Place
Anderson Cooper 360, "Amazing Animals: Smarter Than You Think"
Environmental Reporting, Second Place
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, "Toxic Childhood: Backpack Study"
Elizabeth Cohen, "Haiti: Baby Jenny"
Feature, Sports or Human Interest Story, Second Place
"Coverage of the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill"
Continuing Coverage of a Major News Event, Third Place
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, "Pakistan Desperation"
Coverage of a Major News Event, First Place
Rob Marciano, "Rescued: Saving the Gulf"
New York Association of Black Journalists 2011
The awards covers every genre of journalism, and also the issues about the involvement of blacks in the United States and abroad.
"Toxic Towns USA"
"Sanjay Gupta, MD: Devastation in Haiti"
Public Affairs, Finalist
"Inside Africa: Guinean Groove in Brooklyn"
Arts and Entertainment, Finalist
"Witness to Disaster"
"HIV and the Black Church"
General Feature: Short, Finalist
"Black in America: Ancestry DNA??? Where Do I Come From? "
Spot/General News, Finalist
New York Festivals 2011
The awards honor excellence in communications media and are of international scope.
"Witness to Uprising"
Social Issues/Current Events, Bronze Medal
"Her Name Was Steven"
"CNN Presents: Latino in America"
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, "Pakistan: The Floods Are Coming"
Best News Reporter/Correspondent, Silver Medal
Best Investigative Report, Gold Medal
"World's Untold Stories: Body From Scratch"
Science & Technology, Gold Medal
"Killings At The Canal: The Army Tapes"
Investigative Report, Gold Medal
"CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute"
Community Service Programs, Bronze Medal
Anderson Cooper 360, "Inside the Battle Zone: Afghanistan"
Coverage of an On-Going News Story, Silver Medal
"CNN's 2010 Coverage of the Haiti Earthquake"
Coverage of Breaking News, Silver Medal
"World's Untold Stories: Fearless: The Margaret Moth Story"
Biography/Profiles, Gold Medal
Coverage of a Continuing News Story, Bronze Medal
"Sold on Craigslist"
Investigative Report, Bronze Medal
Online Journalism Awards 2011
Recognize major media, international and independent sites and individuals producing innovative work in multimedia storytelling.
CNN's Belief Blog
Online Topical Reporting/Blogging
EPpy Awards 2011
Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek honor the best online sites affiliated with the media industry, especially those operated by newspapers, broadcast networks, cable networks, local TV stations and radio stations.
iReport Open Story
Best Crowd Sourcing or Citizen Journalism
Best News Video
This Just In
Best News Political Blog
Best Food Website
The Deadline Club Awards 2011
The Deadline Club Awards honor the finest journalism in the New York metropolitan area in print, radio, and television and on the internet.
Allan Chernoff, Mark Marchione and Tom Mucchio, "Hummer Fever"
The GLAAD Media Awards 2011
Anderson Cooper 360, "Gay Teen Suicides"
Outstanding TV Journalism Newsmagazine
Webby Awards 2011
Presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the Webby Awards is the leading international honor for achievement in technology, creativity and individual achievement.
"CNN Walk Around The World"
The Society for News Design’s annual Best of Digital News Design competition
The mission of the Society for News Design is to enhance communication around the world through excellence in visual journalism. SND has awarded a World's Best Designed newspaper for more than 20 years and this year expanded multimedia awards and rebranded them: The Best of Digital News Design and included web site and mobile design, news applications and interactive video. CNN was honored with 2 awards:
The World's Best Designed Web Site
The World’s Best Mobile Tablet App
NLGJA’s Excellence in Journalism Awards 2011
The NLGJA Excellence in Journalism Awards were established in 1993 to foster, recognize and reward excellence in journalism on issues related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
For the second year in a row CNN has been honored in the Excellence in Network Television category. this year for Gary and Tony Have a Baby and in 2010 for the documentary, Her Name Was Steven.
NLGJA Journalist of the Year was awarded to LZ Granderson.
Asian Television Awards 2011
Asian Television Awards (ATA) is the Asian TV industry's most significant and celebrated event, recognizing excellence in programming, production and performance.
CNN Freedom Project, “Begging Bowl”
Best Single News Story/Report
CNN Freedom Project, “Nepal’s Stolen Children”
Best Social Awareness Program
Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) 2011
The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST), a not-for-profit organization, was established in 1998 in the wake of the El Monte sweatshop case where 72 Thai garment workers were kept for eight years in slavery and debt bondage.
Media Integrity Award
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