St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU has been named a recipient of the inaugural Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Awards for the project “One Year in Ferguson.” The award is a new and separate award from the traditional Peabody Awards and is given to the Top Five Stories in Digital Spaces. This new award is judged and given by the Peabody Student Honor Board, a group of 16 undergraduate honor students at the University of Georgia who work in conjunction with the Peabody Awards program. The award ceremony will take place on May 20, 2016, in New York at the Paley Center for Media.
The Peabody Awards, based at the University of Georgia, is celebrating its 75th anniversary as the world’s oldest and most prestigious award for excellence in electronic communication this year. The Peabody Awards joined forces with Facebook to create this new award to recognize digital media producers who use digital spaces to tell innovative and creative stories.