Jenkins named to George Foster Peabody Awards Board

Henry Jenkins

Dr. Henry Jenkins

Henry Jenkins is one of the three newest members of the board that selects Peabody Awards, one of the most prestigious prizes for excellence in electronic media. Jenkins, who is USC Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education, will join the 15-member panel in March. The group is charged with selecting recipients of the 73rd annual Peabody Awards from an international field of more than 1,000 entries from broadcast and cable television, radio and the Internet. The 2013 recipients are set to be announced in April.

I am enormously excited about serving on the Peabody committee. As someone who has been a life-long television fan, I’ve always respected the openness of the Peabody Awards to recognize outstanding accomplishments across a range of programming – news as well as entertainment, science fiction as well as ‘serious drama.


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