The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences this week named two collaborative projects from Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting as finalists for the 39th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
Co-produced with Netflix, “Heroin(e)” earned a nod in the outstanding short documentary category. Directed by Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon, the film examines the opioid epidemic’s impact on Huntington, West Virginia, by tracing the paths of three women who are working to break the cycle of drug abuse. Sheldon also received a nomination for the film at the 90th Academy Awards in March. “Heroin(e)” was produced as part of the Glassbreaker Films initiative.
Locked Up, our investigation with The Frontier, was nominated for outstanding new approaches: arts, lifestyle and culture. The project, which was reported by Ziva Branstetter and Allison Herrera, dug into the toll of high incarceration rates for women in Oklahoma: The state locks up women at more than twice the national average. Our team wrote a deep-dive piece on the issue, produced a short film and featured the story on our public radio show. In December, we also partnered with Code for Tulsa and Asemio to host a daylong hackathon that brought together computer programmers, nonprofits, journalists and affected community members to raise awareness of Oklahoma’s high female incarceration rates.
The News & Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented Oct. 1 at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle in New York.
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