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Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Local student to judge Peabodys

Local resident Stacy Moore is serving as a student judge for the prestigious George Foster Peabody Awards. She is a senior studying telecommunications arts at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, where the awards program is administered.

Moore is one of 40 Grady College students selected from over 100 applicants. As part of the application process, students critiqued television and radio programs from the Peabody Awards Collection.  

“It's exciting to know I am participating in a process that encourages excellence in every aspect of broadcasting. Quality of content is so rare and I believe it should be rewarded.” said Moore.

“More than 1,000 entries were received for Peabody consideration this year,” said Peabody Director Horace Newcomb. “The diligent work of the student and faculty/staff committees is crucial to the work of the Peabody Board. It's a key aspect of our careful judging process.”

Katie Couric will host the 63rd Annual Peabody Awards Luncheon on Monday, May 17 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. Ms. Couric, co-anchor of NBC’s “Today,” and contributing anchor for “Dateline,” received a Peabody Award in 2000 for her five-part series “Confronting Colon Cancer.” The Peabody Awards are the oldest honor in electronic media and widely considered the industry’s most coveted prize. The Peabody Award recognizes distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by stations, networks, producing organizations and individuals.

Winners of the 63rd Annual Peabody Awards will be announced March 31 at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta. The announcement can be seen live via satellite video feed and web cast at the Peabody Awards web site, The Peabody Awards are judged by a 15-member Board, which meets at the Grady College each spring for intensive deliberations. Board members include scholars, critics, broadcast and cable industry executives and experts in culture and fine arts.

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