CNN, Access Channel Take RTDNA/UNITY TV Awards
National and local cable channels took home the awards in the television category of the Radio-Television Digital News Association's (RTDNA) 11th annual UNITY Awards.
CNN, picking up its second UNITY award in the past three years for Latino in America, while public access channel CTV News: Prince George's (Md.) Community Television, won forBlack, White and Shades of Gray.
The awards, which are presented in association with UNITY: Journalists of Color, are for "ongoing commitment to covering the cultureal diversity in communities they serve."
Past winners include MSNBC, KMOV-TV St. Louis, WTLV-TV Jacksonville, Fla., and WHA-TV Madison, Wis.
The awards are open to stations, networks, syndication/program services and online news operations. Thney are judged by representatives of UNITY: Journalists of Color, RTDNA, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists, Asian American Journalists Association, and the Native American Journalists Association.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.