Currents News, the nightly program that covers news from the Catholic perspective on NET-TV, won nine statues during the 41st Annual Telly Awards in recognition of its excellence in journalism and video production. (Scroll down to watch the winning reports.)
Currents News’ special projects unit took home both the Gold and Silver awards for two investigative stories, “Eyes on You” and the multi-part series “Human Trafficking Exposed.” Only the top 3% of all winners receive the Gold Award.
The Currents News digital unit won a Silver Telly Award for its provocative social media video titled “Disgusting and Disgraceful, or Just a Joke?” It looks into the business of portraying celebrities as saints on religious candles.
Plus, the news team has been recognized with a Bronze Telly Award for one of its on-location stories on the inferno that nearly destroyed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
The Judging Council awarded a Silver and two Bronze statues to the Currents News 30-minute nightly news program. Currents News also won a Silver People’s Choice statue by securing the popular vote.
“This is one of the hardest working news teams in the business, dedicated to producing high-quality and engaging news content for our audience,” said Vito Formica, Executive Director of News Content & Development for DeSales Media Group, the communications arm for the Diocese of Brooklyn.
“It’s a blessing and honor to be recognized. The awards motivate us to not only continue our work but also to keep reaching for new levels of excellence in journalism.”