Call for entries for the 65th annual George Foster Peabody Awards are in the mail. More than 100,000 electronic media professionals worldwide will receive the mailing. Original broadcast, cablecast and Web cast programs presented in 2005 are eligible. The entry deadline is Jan. 17. Entrants also may apply online (www.peabody.uga.edu).
Established in 1940 and administered by UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Peabody Awards are the oldest honor in television and radio. Today the Peabody recognizes distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web.
Entries are judged by a 15-member board that includes television critics, industry practitioners, scholars and experts in culture and fine arts.
Winners of the 64th annual Peabody Award included Grant Tinker, who received an individual Peabody, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Indecision 2004, as well as first-ever awards to CNBC, TRIO, Link TV and Univision. Multiple citations were awarded to HBO, Cinemax, BBC America and New York’s WNYC Radio.