- Peabody Award
name = Peabody Award
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description = Excellence in
Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communicationat the University of Georgia
country = USA
year = 1940
website = http://www.peabody.uga.edu/The George Foster Peabody Awards, better known as simply the Peabody Awards, are annual, international awards for excellence in
radioand televisionbroadcasting. First awarded in 1941 for programs from the previous year, they are considered the oldest honors in electronic media. The awards are administered by the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communicationat the University of Georgia(UGA). The awards are named after the businessman and philanthropist George Foster Peabody. As part of his philanthropic activities, Peabody donated the funds that created the awards. Lambdin Kay, public-service director for WSB radio in Atlanta, Georgiaat the time, is credited for creating the award.
The Peabody Awards are regarded as the most prestigious awards honoring distinction and achievement and honesty in America within the fields of
broadcast journalism, documentary filmmaking, educational programming, children's programming, and entertainment.
The Peabody Awards were originally only for radio, but in 1948, television awards were introduced. In the late 1990s additional categories for material distributed via the
World Wide Webwere added. Materials created solely for theatrical motion picture release are not eligible.
* [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,765429,00.html 'New Order of Merit', "Time Magazine"] ,
April 7 1941
* [http://www.peabody.uga.edu/ The Official Peabody Award site]
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