First Annual Peabody Winners’ Festival

Mar 27 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Russell Special Collections Building

Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m.

Special Collections Auditorium, Room 271

Thirty-plus recipients of UGA’s prestigious Peabody Awards will be announced via 10 a.m. webcast on Wednesday, March 27, and later that day, at 7 p.m., everyone is invited to see and hear a sampling of the latest winners in the auditorium of the Russell Special Collections Library at 300 Hull Street, Athens.

For this film festival in brief, Peabody archivists will assemble a program of roughly two hours duration from a newly announced list of winners that will include splendid examples of TV, radio and internet entertainment, news, documentaries and public service campaigns. Last year’s winners, for instance, included the Portlandia and Parks and Recreation, news coverage of the Japanese tsunami, the website, and a South African public-service soap opera about the young, the restless and the threat of HIV infection.

This year’s list will be comparably diverse and compelling. To get a better idea of just what could be on view at the Russell auditorium the evening on the 27th, please check out the 10 a.m. winners-announcement webcast that will be available at . A complete list of this year’s winners with short descriptions will be posted on the Peabody site after the webcast concludes.

The Peabody Awards, the oldest in broadcasting, are among the selective and coveted prizes in electronic media. The awards recognize excellence and meritorious work by radio and television stations, networks, webcasters, producing organizations and individuals. The 16-member Peabody Board is a distinguished panel of television critics, industry practitioners and experts in culture and the arts. Selection is made by the Board following review by special screening committees of UGA faculty, students, and staff. For more information regarding the Peabody Awards program, visit

The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection is one of the largest broadcasting archives in the country, with over 250,000 titles preserved in film, audio and videotape, and other recording formats. The only public archive in Georgia devoted solely to the preservation of audiovisual materials, the Brown Media Archives holds programs dating from the 1920s to the present day. For more information, see or visit our exhibit space in UGA’s Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library.

Established in 1915, the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication offers undergraduate majors in advertising, digital and broadcast journalism, magazines, newspapers, public relations, publication management and mass media arts. The college offers two graduate degrees, and is home to the Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism and the Peabody Awards, internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious prizes for excellence in electronic media. For more information, see or follow @UGAGrady on Twitter.

Sponsored by: Grady College of Journalism and Mass CommunicationPeabody Center for Media and Society

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