The Race Card Project (NPR’s Morning Edition)
This project, headed up by Michele Norris, undercuts the political, pejorative meaning of the term “race card” by asking people to use six words to summarize their thoughts and experiences about race and send them in on postcards, emails, or tweets. Initially compiled on a website (theracecardproject.com), the descriptions eventually grew into a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition. A single six-word description such as “Ask who I am, not what,” “Mexican white girl doesn’t speak Spanish” or “My mixed kids have it differently” opened up complicated, vulnerable and insightful discussions about race that we rarely hear in public spaces. The segments featured enlightening commentary from the authors about their own racial experiences. In a succinct 7 ½ minutes, we get a glimpse into the nuances of personal experience with race – ones that we might never hear, even from somebody we have known for years. For encouraging public discussion about diversity in ways that cut through obvious differences to present unique and individual lived experiences, The Race Card Project receives a Peabody Award.
Special Correspondent: Michele Norris. Producer: Walter Ray Watson. Executive Producer: Tracy Wahl. Host: Steve Inskeep. TRCP Content Administrator: Melissa Bear. TRCP Web Designer Adrian Kinloch. TRCP Web Developer: Dave Patrick. Lead Editor: Chuck Holmes. Editors: Kitty Eisele, Arnie Seipel. Interns: Miles Johnson, Amarra Ghani.
Ira Glass Will Host 73rd Annual Peabody Awards
Ira Glass–host and creator of This American Life–will be emceeing this year’s Peabody Awards ceremony...Full Article »
Peabody Awards to be Televised on @Pivot_TV
The Peabody Awards has signed a three-year contract with Pivot, a new TV network aimed...Full Article »
2013 Peabody Award Winners
“The quality of storytelling in electronic media continues to increase year-after-year, across platforms, producing organizations...Full Article »