Milwaukee’s own BLACK NOUVEAU won first place at the National Association for Black Journalists’ (NABJ) 2015 Salute To Excellence Awards. NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation. Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is committed to producing and broadcasting quality programming with topics of importance to the diverse viewership it serves, and BLACK NOUVEAU will premiere its 24th season this fall.
The BLACK NOUVEAU episode that received the first place award was Living with HIV, which originally aired in November 2014. Produced by Everett L. Marshburn, this special episode profiled two HIV-positive African Americans to highlight the realities of living with this disease.
“I am honored to win this award,” said Marshburn. “I am most grateful to the two individuals who allowed us into their worlds and shared their stories with us. Information and enlightenment are the keys to eradicating this disease.”
BLACK NOUVEAU also had three other entries that were recognized as finalists in this year’s Salute To Excellence Awards, including:
Harvey Gantt Center
Liddie Collins, Producers
Television-Feature: Long Form
Our Right to Vote
Everett L. Marshburn and Joanne Williams, Producers
Building Better Men
Everett L. Marshburn, William Seymour, Ramel Smith & Hector Torres, Producers
BLACK NOUVEAU is one of the nation’s longest running local weekly series. The program looks at issues, culture, history and challenges affecting African Americans. The program’s 24th season will premiere on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. on MPTV 10.
The Salute to Excellence Awards honors work from print, television, radio, online, photojournalism and public relations. Winners were announced at a gala celebration during NABJ’s 40th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Minneapolis on August 8, 2015.