The winners of the 2017 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards were announced today by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, with a number of TV outlets, including four local stations, among the honorees.
The annual awards recognize work in broadcast, digital and documentary journalism.
The AP reports: “Four awards go to local television news investigations: KXAN-TV in Austin, Texas, for documenting racial profiling, WVIT-TV in West Hartford, Connecticut, for uncovering widespread faulty home construction, Indianapolis’ WTHR-TV for exposing a corrupt charity, and Atlanta’s WXIA-TV for spotlighting problems with the 911 emergency system.”
Two broadcast networks, NBC and CBS, also took home duPonts: NBC News’ “Dateline” was honored for the program “The Cosby Accusers Speak,” and CBS News was recognized for breaking coverage of the migrant crisis.
“Public broadcasting wins four awards, including ‘Frontline’ for its Syria and Iraq reporting and ‘Nova’ for its coverage of climate change,” the AP report notes.
HBO Documentary Films and SOC Films were honored for “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness,” and ESPN was recognized for its eight-hour documentary series “OJ: Made in America.”
The awards will be presented Jan. 25 at Columbia University. Please click here to see the full list of winners and additional details about all of the honored projects.