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The Peabody Media Center has named seven winners of this year's Peabody Futures of Media Awards for outstanding digital storytelling released in 2018.
The awards, which were established in 2015, "celebrate the spirit of innovation and the most powerful narratives in an ever-changing digital landscape."
The awards are curated and judged by 14 Peabody honor student fellows under the guidance of the Peabody Awards program, based at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.
In the announcement, the Peabody Media Center noted that this year's winners include "digital journalism exploring ethical questions about society's treatment of sex offenders; immersive experiences into the Dutch drug trade and artifacts in British museums; virtual reality experiences about complex family relationships and dealing with loss and grief; and innovative, interactive storytelling on gaming platforms."
"Peabody recognizes the importance of identifying narratives that capitalize on the affordances of digital spaces," said Jeffrey Jones, director of the Peabody Media Center and executive director of the Peabody Awards. "These are stories told in new and powerful ways that exemplify the exciting possibilities across media platforms."
The winners will be recognized during the 78th annual Peabody Awards Ceremony on May 18 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.
A full list of winners, along with the Peabody Media Center's description of each, follows.
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