In 2007 the Center for Emerging Media and Marc Steiner were awarded the prestigious George F. Peabody Award for excellence in broadcast journalism, for the series Just Words.
Just Words was a weekly documentary feature series that gave voice to marginalized people-low wage workers, ex-felons, recovering addicts, the homeless, and more. You can listen to it here.
We shared the honor with, among others, NPR productions Speaking of Faith and Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me, as well as The Steven Colbert Show, 30 Rock, and Planet Earth.
A full list of 2007 winners can be found here. All the winners ever are listed here.