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WFSU Education Team is a two-time finalist in the 53rd annual Public Media Awards contest

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
53rd ANNUAL PUBLIC MEDIA AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

[Columbia, SC – December 1, 2021] The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 53rd Annual Public Media Awards (PMAs). Each year, the Public Media Awards celebrate NETA members' finest work in community engagement, content, education, and marketing/communications.

“For the third year in a row, the Public Media Awards received a record number of entries. The work that stations are achieving is inspiring,” said NETA president Eric Hyyppa. He continued, “one judge shared with us, ‘Wow – this was a HARD category. So very many compelling stories – all terrific – all hard to choose. These stations stepped up their game over the last year and how proud I am to be a part of the PBS family.’ I couldn’t say it any better. Congratulations to all of the 53rd Annual Public Media Award Finalists!”

Award winners will be announced during the 53rd Annual Public Media Awards Gala presented by Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) on January 25, 2022, as part of the NETA Conference and CPB Public Media Thought Leader Forum.

Awards were judged by a group of expert panelists from within the public media system, as well as industry professionals working outside of public media. Except for the overall excellence categories, stations competed within their appropriate divisions based on their station size.

Finalists in each of the categories WFSU was nominated for are listed below. Finalists' projects are also available to view in an online gallery.

Community Engagement - Kids & Family

Smart Snacks, Lehigh Valley Public Media
Wander & Wonder Activity Videos, Iowa PBS
Workshop for Well-Being, Detroit Public Television
WFSU Summer Challenge 2021 Mountains, Hills and Mounds, WFSU
Summer Series, Lehigh Valley Public Media
Vegas PBS KIDS Writers Contest Presented by Janice Allen, Vegas PBS

Education - Innovation in Education

Molly of Denali Inspired Virtual Museum with Muscogee of Florida, WFSU
"Fun Lab TV", KLCS
NOVA Science Studio, WGBH
WTCI EDUCATE, WTCI PBS

About NETA

The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) is a professional association representing 279 member stations in 47 states, the Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia. NETA provides leadership, general audience content, educational services, professional development, and trusted financial management services, including human resources and benefits administration, to individual public media licensees, their affinity groups, and public media as a whole, visit netaonline.org

About WFSU Public Media
WFSU Public Media enriches lives and cultivates diverse perspectives by connecting our community through media content and services that inform, educate, and entertain. WFSU provides quality public broadcasting services to the north Florida and south Georgia areas. WFSU is both an NPR and PBS member station near Innovation Park in Tallahassee, Florida. In Panama City, WFSU Public Media is known as WFSG-TV and WFSW-FM.

WFSU Public Media also provides community engagement and educational services. Examples include Ready To Learn Community Collaboratives for Early Learning & Media, the American Graduate Project, and children's projects associated with PBS KIDS.

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Contact:

NETA, NETAcommunications@netaonline.org