NET Wins 14 Sevareid Awards, Including Four First Place Honors

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NET Wins 14 Sevareid Awards, Including Four First Place Honors

LINCOLN, Neb. (May 10, 2021) – NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, earned 14 awards including four first place honors in the 2021 Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association Sevareid Awards.

The awards were announced during a virtual conference and will be handed out in-person at the Midwest Journalism Conference in Minneapolis in October.

The Sevareid Awards competition is open to all broadcast stations in a six-state region covering North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska. NET was honored for its work in radio and television.

For large market radio news, NET earned two first place awards “Remote Learning in Remote Nebraska” for documentary/special and “High School Football Takes the Field; An Attempt at Normal During Pandemic” for sports reporting.

Seven awards of merit were also given: “First Time Voters in Nebraska: An NET News Discussion on the 2020 Elections” for documentary special; “For One Small Town, Moving to Protect Itself from Future Flooding is Illegal” for general reporting; “Remote Learning in Remote Nebraska” for series; a compilation by NET News Director Dennis Kellogg for broadcast writing; “Pandemic Is the Only Thing That Can Slow This Piano Man” for soft feature; “Lincoln Protests” for spot news and “Speaking of Nebraska: A COVID-19 Town Hall with Governor Ricketts” for talk/public affairs.

For television, NET earned one first place award for a compilation by NET News Director Dennis Kellogg for broadcast writing and an award of merit for “Nebraska Stories: Art, The Piano Man” in the photojournalism category.

For medium market media, an award of merit was earned for “Nebraska Stories: A Model to Remember” for team multimedia storytelling – news.

For large market media, NET earned one first place award for “Remote Learning in Remote Nebraska” for team multimedia storytelling – news and an award of merit for the news story “For One Small Town, Moving to Protect Itself from Future Flooding is Illegal” for team multimedia storytelling – news.

The Eric Sevareid Awards are named for the journalist and correspondent who worked for CBS news from 1939 to 1977 and was the first to report the fall of Paris when it was captured by the Germans during World War II.

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NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.