Emmys award prizes for new media platforms

July 4, 2006 at 1:47 PM
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LOS ANGELES, July 4 (UPI) -- Seven nominations were made for a new Emmy award to be presented in New York, recognizing excellence in news and documentaries produced for new platforms.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees Monday and will present the winner Sept. 25 at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The majority of nominations were for newspaper Web sites. The New York Times had three nominations, including one for a Web documentary created by columnist Nicholas Kristof about the crisis in Darfur. The Times' interview series with a victim of child pornography and a feature on Bolivia were also nominated.

The Washington Post received nominations for a documentary on Azerbaijan and a video podcast about Hurricane Katrina.

Two cable networks received nominations, but none of the major television news stations were named. MTV News' series on the South Asian earthquake and National Geographic's Webcasts of Katrina both received nominations.

This is the first year the academy is honoring accomplishments in new media platforms, including computers, mobile phones and iPods.

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