Orlando Sentinel | by Kathleen Christiansen | January 28, 2021
The National Educational Telecommunications Association awarded recipients virtually on Jan. 26 during its 52nd annual Public Media Awards. Among the honorees was WUCF TV, which won a COVID-19 content award for its “Meet the Helpers” coronavirus interstitial series, according to a press release.
The series produced by Central Florida’s PBS station was created in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The team developed a series of short videos under the “Meet the Helpers” initiative to help parents, caregivers, teachers and others talk to children about the pandemic and provide tools to help keep families healthy.
“We are beyond grateful to be recognized by the Public Media Awards for our tireless work on Meet the Helpers and this series of special content related to the coronavirus,” said Dr. Phil Hoffman, WUCF executive director, in the release. “As Central Florida’s Storytellers, we are happy that our home community, as well as the national community, is benefiting from the COVID-19 content that we continue to develop.”
The Public Media Awards honor public media’s best work in education, community engagement, marketing/communications and content.