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Three partners awarded

OTV, one of the three partners who won an award at the end of June.
American Documentary, one of the three partners who won an award at the end of June.
Public Health Watch, one of the three partners who won an award at the end of June.

Last month, we were proud to see three partners recognized for their outstanding work in their respective fields.

Leadership from Open TV and American Documentary/POV became fellows of the inaugural 2023 Art of Leadership Program for Macarthur Journalism and Media Leaders.

According to the Rockwood Leadership Institute, The MacArthur Foundation Art of Leadership will bring together 24 leaders from across the nation. These leaders work within grantee organizations in documentary film support, participatory civic media, and investigative reporting. Its purpose is to increase the individual leadership effectiveness of these leaders and provide opportunities for relationship building and collaboration. This will support the movement for equity across leaders in the field.

On Instagram, Elijah McKinnon of Open TV expressed his gratitude. “Feeling incredibly grateful to be on this journey. I can’t wait to expand my mind while learning, building and sharing alongside a cohort of leaders working to imagine a brave, new world.”

Also, Public Health Watch won the Los Angeles Press Club Award for their investigation into a deadly workplace epidemic.

Published and aired in December, the story disclosed a cluster of the incurable lung disease silicosis among fabricators of artificial-stone countertops. Public Health Watch and KPCC won first place in the Press Club’s audio journalism/investigative category for the collaboration. It included a television segment on Univision’s news magazine show Aqui y Ahora.

Overall, congratulations to our three partners: Open TV, American Documentary, and Public Health Watch.