Johnston – The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) honored Iowa Public Television with the 2017 NETA Award for Production – Short Form for “Greetings From Iowa.” Created by IPTV Producer/Director Tyler Brinegar, the digital first series launched in March of 2017. IPTV’s award also recognizes contributions to the program’s success by Andrea Coyle, Producer/Director; Taylor Shore, Digital Content Manager; and Tonya Weber, Communications Manager. The awards presentation was hosted by General Manager and Executive Director Molly Phillips, who serves on the NETA Board of Directors. The ceremony was a highwlight of NETA’s annual professional development conference, held this week at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Washington, D.C. Phillips accepted the award on IPTV’s behalf.
“Greetings from Iowa” is a dispatch from America’s heartland – a personal, firsthand exploration of the colorful people, places and stories that make Iowa great. Every episode is a friendly meeting with folks who are thriving in their own unique ways within the state’s ever-evolving culture. Utilizing new content delivery channels such as YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, “Greetings from Iowa” delivers a more diverse picture of our state to a more diverse set of viewers.
The NETA Awards are an annual recognition of public broadcasting’s finest work, a tradition established in the 1960s by the pioneering Southern Educational Communications Association from which NETA was formed. NETA is a professional association organized in 1997 to serve and support public television licensees and affiliated educational organizations. The organization is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina and has member stations in 43 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.