via press release:
TELEMUNDO WINS GEORGE POLK AWARD IN JOURNALISM FOR THE DOCUMENTARY “MURIENDO POR CRUZAR”
Miami –February 17, 2015- The Telemundo documentary “Muriendo por Cruzar” has been named the winner of Long Island University’s prestigious George Polk Award in the category of Television Reporting. “Muriendo por Cruzar,” a documentary about the dramatic increase in deaths among immigrants trying to cross the border near Falfurrias, Texas, is a co-production by Telemundo and the Weather Channel. Presented by Noticias Telemundo reporters Carmen Dominicci and Neida Sandoval, “Muriendo por Cruzar,” describes the extreme weather conditions in the border region, investigates reports of mass graves and shares the testimony of the forensic anthropologists charged with identifying the remains of those who perish in their quest.
The George Polk Awards judging committee underscored the emotional wallop of the documentary and the way it helps bring the important issue of immigration to public awareness. The winners of the Polk Awards for special achievement in journalism are selected by a committee of Long Island University professors and distinguished journalists. The 66º awards ceremony will take place at New York City’s Roosevelt Hotel on Friday, April 10.
Noticias Telemundo is a critical source of news for the US Hispanic community. Its award-winning programming includes “Noticiero Telemundo,” “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste” and “Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart”; news segments on the morning show “Un Nuevo Día”; and documentaries, primetime specials and breaking news. Its acclaimed team of anchors, correspondents and collaborators offers the most up-to-date information, interviews with newsmakers, and analysis of national and international events on television and digital platforms reaching Hispanic viewers in more than 210 markets.
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Telemundo, a division of NBCUniversal Hispanic Enterprises and Content, is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo’s multiple platforms include the Telemundo Network, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 17 owned stations, broadcast and MVPD affiliates; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundo’s original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices and www.telemundo.com; an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.