NET projects receive national awards

NET News senior producer William Kelly and the NET Now Magazine communications team were honored recently with two public broadcasting awards at the National Educational Telecommunications Association conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Kelly was recognized for his documentary “Mind Over Murder” in the Content Production-Science category. The program details techniques used by behavioral crime scene analysts and examines the psychological aspects of criminal forensics.

Kelly, who has worked at NET since 1990, develops, researches and writes television documentaries for NET Television, and signature stories and news features for NET Radio. In addition to three documentaries exploring crime scene investigation, he has produced programs examining the early days of television, the politics of the 1960s, under-age binge drinking, steam locomotives and modern day Cuba.

NET Now Magazine was honored for its excellent print design in the NETA Promotions category. NET communications team members responsible for the award-winning publication include graphic designers Diana Fujan and Kristi Koser, NET Now editor Michelle DeRusha and associate editor Pamela Thompson. The monthly magazine is a benefit for members of the NET Foundations for Television and Radio.

The NETA Awards are annual recognition of member-produced excellence in public broadcasting, a tradition established 44 years ago by the pioneering Southern Educational Communications Association. NETA is a professional association founded in 1997 to serve public television licensees and affiliated educational organizations. The organization has members in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. NETA is headquartered in Columbia, S.C.

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