KCET's 'Artbound' Wins National Entertainment Journalism Award | KCET
KCET's 'Artbound' Wins National Entertainment Journalism Award
Burbank, Calif. - Nov. 25, 2013 - KCET's
award-winning arts and culture series, Artbound, has won a
National Entertainment Journalism Award for Best Feature Documentary or Special
Program at this year's Sixth Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards,
presented by the Los Angeles Press Club. Executive
Producer Juan Devis, Bruce Dickson, Justin Cram,
Matthew Crotty & Drew Tewksbury received the award for Artbound Season 2, episode 2.
This year, Artbound was nominated for six awards, including "Best
Entertainment Website" for the second consecutive year and "Best Documentary or
Special Program, Short," which it was awarded last year.
"It is an honor to be recognized
again by the Los Angeles Press Club among such a distinguished batch of
nominees," said Juan Devis, VP of Arts and Culture Programming, KCETLink. "Artbound
continues to showcase the diverse arts and culture scene of our region. We are
pleased to be acknowledged for our dedication to cultural journalism."
awards were presented during a gala ceremony held at the Millennium Biltmore
Hotel on Nov. 24, 2013. The
NEJ awards, currently in its sixth year, recognizes the finest work from
US-based entertainment reporters and editors, and theater, film, and television
critics in all media-print, radio, TV, and online. This includes international
journalists working in a language other than English.
On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital
role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central
California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well
as the finest public television programs from around the world. Throughout its
nearly 50-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and
regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and
documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's
programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET
is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about
KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community
events, please visit kcet.org. KCET is a service of KCETLink.
With over 50 columnists and cultural critics in 11
counties of Southern California, Artbound provides seeds of engagement
through articles, videos, projects and partners, who are narrating the cultural
stories of the region. The role of Artbound is not just to record,
report and broadcast cultural stories; its aim is to create mechanisms--be it
partnerships, projects or online tools--through which audiences can take direct
action in the creation of a common narrative.
Since its launch in May 2012, Artbound has earned numerous awards
for its coverage of Southern California's unique narrative of arts and culture,
including a Southern California Journalism Award, National Entertainment
Journalism Award and Golden Mike Award. The site was also named a Webby Award
Official Honoree and voted "Best Arts & Culture Site" by L.A.
Weekly in 2012.