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.

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.

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.

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