NPT received two awards from the National Educational Telecommunications Association on Jan. 21, 2019. NETA honored its members with awards for excellence in community engagement, instructional media, content creation and promotion. The gala evening, sponsored in part by the Contributor Development Partnership (CDP), was the opening event for the 2019 NETA Conference and CPB Public Media Thought Leaders Forum at the Marriott Downtown at City Creek hotel in Salt Lake City.
NPT was nominated for five awards and won in the following categories:
News & Public Affairs
NPT Reports: Aging Matters: Aging & the Workplace
What the judges said: “The show is informative without being boring; it’s personal and warm but never loses track of its purpose….This is a model for what every station can do.”
A Word on Words
What the judges said: “Every element of these pieces is done well. The title sequences, audio, and video. Good interviewers. The closing tag is especially engaging.”
The NETA Awards are an annual recognition of public broadcasting’s finest work, a tradition established in the 1960s by the pioneering Southern Educational Communications Association from which NETA was formed. NETA is a professional association organized in 1997 to serve and support public television licensees and affiliated educational organizations. The organization has 101 member stations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.