Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has been nominated for seven awards in the annual News & Documentary Emmys, a record number of nominations for CIR.
The journalism nominated ranges from hard-hitting nightly news to deep investigations, from inventive multimedia pieces to creative partnerships. Winners will be announced Sept. 21 in New York.
Two nominations are for new approaches, reflecting CIR’s continued efforts to experiment with ways to tell deep, impactful stories. One nomination is for “The Dead Unknown,” a documentary series that exposed gaps in the system for matching unidentified bodies to missing people. It’s nominated in the current news category for a package that also included an app that helps people make matches themselves, a “Reveal” radio episode and a long-form text piece. The second nomination – in the arts, lifestyle and culture category – is for Post Script, which told the unexpected outcomes of good ideas through a series of video shorts.
The other five nominations honor CIR’s long history of working with media partners.
Two collaborations with PBS NewsHour are nominated in the outstanding business reporting, nightly news category: an investigation into worker safety and deaths in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota and an investigation into the University of Phoenix’s use of illegal marketing tactics on and off military bases to attract students to its for-profit colleges.
A collaboration with Telemundo and MSNBC for a documentary about the Border Patrol’s use of deadly force is nominated in the outstanding investigative journalism, Spanish-language category.
And the Frontline documentary “Rape on the Night Shift” – done in collaboration with the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, KQED and Univision – is nominated for two Emmys: outstanding investigative journalism, long form and outstanding research.