A Las Vegas TV station’s coverage of Southern Nevada’s housing-bubble burst has won a Peabody Award, the oldest in broadcasting.
“Desert Underwater, ” a KLAS-TV, Channel 8, series, was among 38 winners announced Wednesday by the University of Georgia’s journalism school.
Judges said an online database that went with the report was an excellent resource that still helps homeowners threatened by foreclosure.
CNN, Al Jazeera English and National Public Radio all received the prestigious award for their coverage of the Arab Spring. Two Japanese news outlets won for their coverage of the country’s deadly earthquake and tsunami.
The awards, launched in 1940, recognize achievement and public service by TV and radio stations, individuals and the Internet.
An awards ceremony will be in New York on May 21.