Peabody Awards

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YouTube, SNL Receive Peabody Awards

Organization honors new media for first time

(Newser) - YouTube, Lost, and CNN were all honored with a 2008 Peabody Award for contributions to broadcasting, the Hollywood Reporter writes. For news, NPR’s coverage of the earthquake in Chengu, China, and CNN’s 2008 election coverage were recognized, along with Saturday Night Live for the razor-sharp political satire it... More »

Colbert Grabs a Peabody

Compares staff to 'enema' flushing out truth

(Newser) - Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert snatched a prestigious Peabody media award at last night's ceremony hosted by CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl. She stepped in to replace Brian Williams, who opted to spend time with NBC colleagues after Tim Russert's death. Colbert displayed his usual deadpan style, comparing his staff to... More »

Reporters Wounded in Iraq Win Peabody Awards

Woodruff and Dozier honored for their war reporting

(Newser) - Two journalists seriously injured in Iraq won Peabody Awards today for their stories on wounded veterans, the AP reports. Bob Woodruff of ABC and Kimberly Dozier of CBS each won for their profiles of soldiers returning home from Iraq. Woodruff suffered a brain injury in an IED attack in 2006,... More »

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