The City University of New York won three 2014 New York Emmy Awards, one for a video segment about the Civil Rights era on the University’s website and two by CUNY TV’s long-running Spanish-language program “Nueva York.”
CUNY.edu, the University’s website, won in the category of historical/cultural program feature for Stephen Sommerstein’s vintage black and white photography of the 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in a presentation adapted by video editor Beethoven Bong. In 1965, a photographer for Main Events, an evening student newspaper at City College, travelled with several busloads of students who participated in the march. The newspaper published a small handful of photographs after the march but it wasn’t until 2013 that a full exhibit was curated for display at CUNY.
“Nueva York,” which explores the diversity of Latino culture in New York, won in the best magazine program category for an episode that featured the best of its Season 8 shows. The winner of nine previous New York Emmys, the CUNY TV program is also carried by stations in Mexico and Panama. Composer Tyrik Washington won in the musical composition/arrangement category for his original score for a “Nueva York” segment about fashion designer Pamela Gonzales.
CUNY.edu is a multimedia publisher of news and events about the nation’s largest urban public university. It has three million unique visitors and 10 million page views a month.
CUNY TV is broadcast on digital Ch. 25.3 in the tri-state region, and cablecast in the city’s five boroughs on Ch. 75 on Time Warner and Cablevision/Optimum, Ch. 77 on RCN and Ch. 30 on Verizon FiOS.
The awards were announced by the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on March 30 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. CUNY TV will carry the 3-hour New York Emmy Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 13 at 9 PM and Sunday, April 20 at 1 PM.
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About The City University of New York:
The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university. Founded in New York City in 1847, the University comprises 24 institutions: 11 senior colleges, seven community colleges, the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the CUNY Graduate School and University Center, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY School of Law, the CUNY School of Professional Studies and the CUNY School of Public Health. The University serves more than 270,000 degree-credit students and 218,083 adult, continuing and professional education students. College Now, the University’s academic enrichment program, is offered at CUNY campuses and more than 300 high schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The University offers online baccalaureate degrees through the School of Professional Studies and an individualized baccalaureate through the CUNY Baccalaureate Degree. Nearly 3 million unique visitors and 10 million page views are served each month via www.cuny.edu, the University’s website.