WTIU earns 22 NATAS Lower Great Lakes Emmy nominations – WBIW – WBIW.com

BLOOMINGTON – The NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter announced
that WTIU received 22 regional Emmy Award nominations for its locally-produced series and documentaries.

WTIU’s travel series, Journey Indiana, earned seven nominations, including for best magazine program, best editor (news/sports), and best features in news, environment/science, arts/entertainment, and societal concerns.

The Friday Zone, WTIU’s children’s series, earned three nominations in the children/youth/teen and writer categories. WTIU’s web series [indi]android received one nomination in the arts/entertainment category for its feature on graphic novelist Nate Powell.

Ernie Pyle: Life in the Trenches earned four nominations for best historical documentary, best writing, best editing, and best research. Crooked Stick: Songs in a Strange Land is nominated in both the musical composition/arrangement and audio categories. Feel of Vision, Amen! Music of the Black Church, and A Rural Revolution: Indiana’s Round Barnseach received one nomination for best documentary in the respective categories of health/medical, historical/cultural, and nostalgia.

In addition to the nominations for the station’s three series and five documentaries, WTIU staff members John Timm and Saddam Al-Zubaidi are also individually nominated for best photographer in short-form content.

The Lower Great Lakes Emmy Awards recognize excellence in television among its members in Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. A complete list of this year’s Emmy nominees is available on the NATAS website.

NEWS FEATURE – LIGHT FEATURE (SINGLE REPORT)
Journey Indiana: The Man Behind the Mill: Bridgeton Mill
John Timm, Producer/Videographer/Editor

ENVIRONMENT/SCIENCE – NEWS
Journey Indiana: What If the Lights Go Out?
John Timm, Producer/Videographer/Editor
Journey Indiana: The Sandhill Crane Migration
John Timm, Producer/Videographer/Editor

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT
Journey Indiana: Clarissa Pezone Ceramics
Jacob Lindauer, Producer/Videographer/Editor
[indi]android: Making Comics with Graphic Novelist Nate Powell (MARCH, COME AGAIN)
Payton Knobeloch, Producer/Writer/Editor
Saddam Al-Zubaidi, Videographer

CHILDREN/YOUTH/TEEN
The Friday Zone: Career Detectives
Eric Bolstridge, Producer
The Friday Zone: Water Wonderful
Eric Bolstridge, Producer

HEALTH/MEDICAL
Feel of Vision
Tucker Gragg, Producer & Director
Austin Gardner, Director
Kevin Weaver, Executive Producer
Rob Anderson, WTIU Executive Producer

HISTORICAL/CULTURAL
Amen! Music of the Black Church
Justin Crossley, Producer
Ron Prickel, Producer
Eric Bolstridge, Multi-Camera Director
Raymond Wise, PhD, Writer & Conductor Rob Anderson, WTIU Executive Producer

NOSTALGIA
A Rural Revolution: Indiana’s Round Barns
Mark Gibson, Producer/Writer/Editor
Ron Prickel, WTIU Managing Producer
Rob Anderson, WTIU Executive Producer

SOCIETAL CONCERNS
Journey Indiana: Canine Conduits of Hope
Saddam Al-Zubaidi, Videographer
Reuben Browning, Producer & Editor

DOCUMENTARY HISTORICAL
Ernie Pyle: Life in the Trenches
Todd Gould, Producer & Director
Ron Prickel, WTIU Managing Producer
Rob Anderson, WTIU Executive Producer

MAGAZINE PROGRAM
Journey Indiana – Episode 302
Jason Pear, Series Producer
Ashley Chilla, Host
Brandon Wentz, Host

WRITER – LONG FORM CONTENT
Ernie Pyle: Life in the Trenches
Todd Gould, Writer
The Friday Zone: Peggy’s Poetry & Zarg – Tolerance and Respect
Russell McGee, Writer

EDITOR: NEWS/SPORTS
Journey Indiana: The Warrior Princess
Saddam Al-Zubaidi, Editor

EDITOR: LONG FORM CONTENT (LONGER THAN 10 MINUTES) Ernie Pyle: Life in the Trenches
Todd Gould, Editor

PHOTOGRAPHER: SHORT FORM CONTENT (UNDER 10 MINUTES)
John Timm Video Composite
John Timm, Videographer
Saddam Al-Zubaidi Video Composite
Saddam Al-Zubaidi, Videographer

AUDIO – LIVE & POST PRODUCTION
Crooked Stick: Songs in a Strange Land
Kevin Evans, Audio Engineer

MUSICAL COMPOSITION/ARRANGEMENT
Crooked Stick: Songs in a Strange Land
Tyron Cooper, Music Composer & Arranger

RESEARCH
Ernie Pyle: Life in the Trenches
Todd Gould, Researcher

About WTIU
WTIU Public Television is licensed to Indiana University and has been broadcasting from the Bloomington campus for more than 50 years. The station serves all or part of 29 counties in central Indiana, including the cities of Bedford, Bloomington, Columbus, and Terre Haute, and the communities of Bloomfield, Linton, Martinsville, Nashville, Seymour, and Spencer. WTIU airs both PBS programming and three locally-produced weekly series – Journey Indiana, The Friday Zone, and Indiana Newsdesk. The station also produces a digital web series, Flyover Culture (formerly known as [indi]android).