Arizona Public Media Receives Record Number of Emmy Nominations

Arizona Public Media Receives Record Number of Emmy Nominations

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AZPM received 23 Emmy nominations – the most in the nonprofit media organization's history.
AZPM received 23 Emmy nominations – the most in the nonprofit media organization's history.

Arizona Public Media has received a record number of Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Rocky Mountain chapter.

AZPM received 23 nominations – the most since the nonprofit media organization was founded in 1959.

"I am extremely pleased to report that AZPM staff were again recognized with more Emmy nominations than any other station in Tucson and more than any other public broadcaster in the region," AZPM General Manager Jack Gibson said. "With 23 program/story nominations, and with 36 staff members nominated, this is the best performance in AZPM's history."

The nominees include three current or former UA students. On average, AZPM employs 16 UA students on its production team, where they learn hands-on about all facets of television production.

Mariana Dale, who graduated from the UA in May with a bachelor's degree in journalism, worked on the Emmy-nominated segment "Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Band" while a student employee at AZPM.

"It's always great to be recognized for the work you do, especially when you know you put a lot of hard work into something," Dale said.

"Working at AZPM was immensely helpful," added Dale, who now works as a reporter at The Arizona Republic. "Their storytellers are just wonderful. They really push you to think about how you can produce for radio, TV and print. It stretches you to figure out different ways how to tell a story."

Arizona Public Media is a part of the UA's University Relations division.

University Relations, Communications, also is nominated for an Emmy in the Arts/Entertainment – News Single Story/Series/Feature category for the UANews video "Artists Draw from Life, Nature, Science on Tumamoc Hill," produced by Carina Johnson.

Each year, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recognizes outstanding work in 90 television, production and creative communications categories. The winners will be announced at the Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards on Oct. 18 in Scottsdale.

AZPM's 2014 Emmy nominations include:

Arts/Entertainment – News Single Story/Series/Feature

Arts/Entertainment – Program Feature-Segment

Documentary – Topical

  • "Level One Trauma," by Thomas Kleespie, Steve Bayless, Robert Lindberg and Martin Rubio

Editor – Program (Non-News)

  • Andrew Brown, Editing Composite

Education/Schools-Program Feature/Segment/Program/Special

Environment – News Single Story/Series/Feature

  • "Pop-Cycle," by Mark McLemore and Andrew Brown

Magazine Program – Feature/Segment

Military – Program Feature/Segment

Photographer – Program (Non-News)

Public/Current/Community Affairs – Feature/Segment

Religion – Program Feature/Segment

Societal Concerns – Program Feature/Segment

Special Event Coverage (other than News or Sports) – Live or Edited

Teen (13 and up) – Program Feature/Segment

College/University Student Production – Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs

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