|[June 17, 2014]
Channel One News Honored with Four Telly Awards
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
Channel One News, a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt company, today announced
that it has been honored with four awards in the 35th Annual Telly
Awards, bringing the company's total Telly count to 87. Founded in 1979,
the Tellys are the premier awards honoring outstanding video and film
productions and promotional content.
Channel One News won two Bronze Telly Awards in the Film/Video category.
"China's Economy, Infrastructure, Politics & Relationship with the U.S."
explores the rise of China as a global power and its relationship to
America. The six-part series was reported and produced by Shelby
Holliday, shot and produced by Demetrius Pipkin and edited by Charlie
Also recognized was "Oil in the Amazon," a three-part series that takes
a look at the price paid in the battle over Ecuador's two most valuable
resources: the Amazon rainforest and the oil that lies beneath it. The
series was reported and produced by Maggie Rulli, shot and produced by
Janet Choi and edited by Charlie Weiner.
Channel One News Executive Producer Angela Hunter said: "Winning a Telly
Award is an honor that our whole newsroom shares. We work hard to select
stories that showcase the issues affecting young people from all around
the world. From the backstory we provide on complex subjects, to the
graphics we create, to the young people we interview on location, our
stories are all thoughtfully crafted for our upper elementary, middle
school and high school audience, recognizing that for many of them, we
are providing a first introduction to these stories and communities."
In the promotional category, Channel One News won Bronze Telly Awards
for its 2014
highlights reel, and for its advocacy-based, animated PSA on
financial literacy, produced for the FINRA Foundation.
Channel One News Chief Executive Officer CJ Kettler said: "We take great
pride in the original content we shoot on location and are thrilled to
be recognized by the prestigious panel of Telly judges. Our digtal
journalists research, write, report, shoot and edit each of these series
themselves so it's a huge accomplishment to be recognized for those
individual efforts. We are also excited to be noted for our continued
work on advocacy-based PSAs on behalf of our partners at the FINRA
Foundation, as well as our internal promotional efforts."
With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries,
the Telly Awards are a widely known and highly respected national and
international competition. Winners represent the best work of the most
respected production companies, cable programmers, advertising agencies,
television stations, and corporate video companies in the world. A
prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry
professionals, each a past Winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The
Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical
standard of excellence that Telly represents.
To find out more about Channel One News, visit the Webby award-winning
About Channel One News
Channel One News, a Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt (HMHC) company, is a digital content provider focused on
encouraging young people to be informed, digital-savvy global citizens.
The Company's primary offering, Channel One News, is a daily news
program with supplementary educational resources, aligned to Common Core
State Standards (CCSS), to help students, teachers and parents interpret
the news of the day and spark important conversations. The Peabody and
Telly award-winning Channel One News program is broadcast to
approximately 5 million young people in upper elementary schools, middle
schools and high schools across the country.
About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
(HMHC) is a global learning company with the mission of changing
people's lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the
world's largest providers of pre-K-12 education solutions and one of its
longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge
research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve
teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and
education challenges. HMH's interactive, results-driven education
solutions are utilized by more than 50 million students in over 150
countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children's
books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.
For more information, visit www.hmhco.com.
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