The News & Documentary Emmy Awards

The News & Documentary Emmy Awards The News & Documentary Emmy® Awards promotes excellence in broadcast journalism by awarding the coveted Emmy® Award. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences was founded in 1955.
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It is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News, Sports, Daytime, Public Service and Technology.

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"We're receiving complaints about too much TV coverage of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," reads a st...
04/12/2021
BBC sets up complaints line for 'too much TV coverage' of Prince Philip's death

"We're receiving complaints about too much TV coverage of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," reads a statement on the BBC Complaints page, which invites disgruntled viewers to submit an email address to register a complaint.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/bbc-sets-complaints-line-too-much-tv-coverage-prince-philip-n1263711

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died at the age of 99. His death was met with a flood of tributes from across Britain and the world.

Arrests of media workers have been part of the junta’s intensifying efforts to choke off information about resistance to...
03/24/2021
Myanmar frees detained BBC journalist as protests continue

Arrests of media workers have been part of the junta’s intensifying efforts to choke off information about resistance to the Feb. 1 coup. https://apnews.com/article/global-trade-journalists-myanmar-media-civil-disobedience-d22e0bb795f9fbf5fbbece1ba9abcfec

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The BBC said Monday that a journalist from its Burmese-language service was released by authorities in Myanmar but gave no details, as protesters in the Southeast Asian...

The digital harassment is pervasive, and it is destructive to the lives and careers of female journalists. https://www.w...
03/16/2021
Perspective | Online harassment of female journalists is real, and it’s increasingly hard to endure

The digital harassment is pervasive, and it is destructive to the lives and careers of female journalists. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/online-harassment-female-journalists/2021/03/13/ed24b0aa-82aa-11eb-ac37-4383f7709abe_story.html

“Attention is clearly a weapon,” says one woman whose life was destabilized by a troll attack. “It feels like a physical threat.”

Winfrey at various points in the interview ran through headlines about Meghan and at one point asked about the mental he...
03/08/2021
Harry and Meghan discuss racist tabloid coverage and feelings of being 'trapped' inside royal family

Winfrey at various points in the interview ran through headlines about Meghan and at one point asked about the mental health impact. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/harry-and-meghan-discuss-racist-tabloid-coverage-and-feelings-of-being-trapped-inside-royal-family

The interview with Oprah Winfrey was the couple’s first since they stepped down from royal duties and the two-hour special included numerous revelations.

The News & Doc Emmy submissions are now open! Visit our submission site, http://newsdocemmys.tv, to learn more. #NewsEmm...
02/19/2021

The News & Doc Emmy submissions are now open! Visit our submission site, http://newsdocemmys.tv, to learn more. #NewsEmmys

The News & Doc Emmy submissions are now open! Visit our submission site, http://newsdocemmys.tv, to learn more. #NewsEmmys

The split-screen coverage signaled that the cultural and political tensions that were apparent in the deadly storming of...
02/17/2021
You Can Barely Tell It’s the Same Trial in Cable Impeachment Coverage

The split-screen coverage signaled that the cultural and political tensions that were apparent in the deadly storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6 had not abated since Mr. Trump’s exit from the national stage, at least among the leading cable news networks. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/business/media/cnn-fox-news-msnbc-impeachment-trial.html

Descriptions like “very powerful” and “really stellar” on MSNBC and CNN. And “asinine” and “irrational” on Fox News.

It also appears that CEOs who perform poorly at companies with high media exposure are more likely to lose their jobs. h...
01/26/2021
More Media Coverage Drives Improved Stock Performance, Researchers Find

It also appears that CEOs who perform poorly at companies with high media exposure are more likely to lose their jobs. https://www.forbes.com/sites/simonmoore/2021/01/17/more-media-coverage-drives-improved-stock-performance-researchers-find/?sh=3e730b3a774c

In turns out that stocks that attract consistent headlines offer better returns to investors of around 2.6% a year over history. Researchers also think they know why.

With the extensive security measures put in place and the need to avoid large crowds to stem the spread of the coronavir...
01/19/2021
Why Joe Biden's inauguration will be like no other -- and how to watch

With the extensive security measures put in place and the need to avoid large crowds to stem the spread of the coronavirus, most Americans will experience the historical ceremony virtually. Here is how you can watch the inauguration on Jan. 20. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/joe-bidens-inauguration-watch/story?id=75257436

The inauguration of Presidential-elect Joe Biden will be unlike any other in American history.

The documentary evolved into a pioneering social experiment. Every seven years, the filmmakers checked in with the child...
01/11/2021
Michael Apted, Director Of The 'Up' Documentary Series, Dies At 79

The documentary evolved into a pioneering social experiment. Every seven years, the filmmakers checked in with the children as they aged. https://www.npr.org/2021/01/08/955128728/michael-apted-director-of-the-up-documentary-series-dies-at-79

Apted's pioneering documentary series began with a group of British children and checked in with them every seven years. He also directed Coal Miner's Daughter and The World Is Not Enough.

"Fran Lebowitz knows what she likes -- and what she doesn't like. And she won't wait for an invitation to tell you," @Ne...
12/29/2020
Netflix drops trailer for Martin Scorsese's documentary on Fran Lebowitz

"Fran Lebowitz knows what she likes -- and what she doesn't like. And she won't wait for an invitation to tell you," @Netflix says of the project, set for a January 8 release. https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/29/entertainment/netflix-pretend-its-a-city-trailer-scli-intl/index.html

Netflix has released a trailer for "Pretend It's a City," Martin Scorsese's upcoming docuseries focusing on New York City writer Fran Lebowitz.

An independent Chinese journalist who reported from Wuhan at the height of the initial coronavirus outbreak has been jai...
12/28/2020
Chinese journalist who documented Wuhan coronavirus outbreak jailed for 4 years

An independent Chinese journalist who reported from Wuhan at the height of the initial coronavirus outbreak has been jailed for four years by a Shanghai court, her lawyer said Monday. https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/28/asia/china-journalist-zhang-zhan-intl-hnk/index.html

An independent Chinese journalist who reported from Wuhan at the height of the initial coronavirus outbreak has been jailed for four years by a Shanghai court, her lawyer said Monday.

The fund will be open to applications January 4 – 31 and ten successful applicants will receive £20,000 – £40,000 each t...
12/17/2020
Netflix Launches UK Documentary Shorts Fund

The fund will be open to applications January 4 – 31 and ten successful applicants will receive £20,000 – £40,000 each to produce a short doc between 8-12 minutes long that will live on the streamer’s social channels. https://deadline.com/2020/12/netflix-uk-documentary-shorts-fund-1234657402/

Netflix is launching a documentary talent fund aimed at emerging UK filmmakers. The fund will be open to applications January 4 – 31 and ten successful applicants will receive £20,000 – £40,0…

As early as April this year, @Vulture reported that at least 20 coronavirus-related documentary projects were shooting o...
11/24/2020
From Trump's failures to frustration in Wuhan: the rise of Covid documentaries

As early as April this year, @Vulture reported that at least 20 coronavirus-related documentary projects were shooting or seeking funding. Seven months later, five significant feature documentaries about the virus have been completed. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/nov/23/covid-documentaries-totally-under-control-the-curve-76-days-coronation-the-ark-ai-weiwei

Among a growing number of films about coronavirus, artist-activist Ai Weiwei takes a citizen’s-eye view in China while Alex Gibney counts the cost of America’s distrust of scientific advice

“When we started doing interviews again, I noticed something that was really interesting with the subjects. There is thi...
11/20/2020
Reopening Hollywood: Allen Hughes On How COVID Lockdown Has Enriched ‘Outlaw’, His FX Documentary Series On Tupac & Afeni Shakur

“When we started doing interviews again, I noticed something that was really interesting with the subjects. There is this fragility and vulnerability laced through all the interviews now, like everyone had been affected by the preciousness of life." https://deadline.com/2020/11/allen-hughes-tupac-shakur-afeni-shakur-fx-documentary-series-snoop-dogg-covid-19-re-opening-hollywood-1234616204/

EXCLUSIVE: Allen Hughes has resumed work on Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur, the five-part FX documentary series about the volatile life and legacy of the late hip hip icon/poet, and the…

09/23/2020
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