She Rocked the Pentagon, produced by Karen M. Sughrue as part of Retro Report on PBS has won a Military Reporters & Editors Journalism Award in the television category. You can watch the winning entry here.
We’re thrilled that our story, Migrant Children in Custody: The Long Battle for Protection has been named an official Webby Award honoree. Our story explores the Flores Settlement — a decades-old agreement that dictates how migrant children held in federal custody should be treated. You can watch the story here.
We have been nominated for two News & Documentary Emmy Awards! Operation Ceasefire is nominated for Outstanding Editing and “Future of Aging” is nominated for Outstanding Business, Consumer or Economic Report. You can watch Operation Ceasefire, released in collaboration with The New Yorker here and Future of Aging, released in collaboration with Quartz here.
We’re at the PBS Annual Meeting in Nashville! Here’s our Executive Producer Kyra Darnton announcing our new show – Retro Report on PBS – which will connect today’s headlines to historic moments from the past. Hosted by Masud Olufani and Celeste Headlee, it also features New Yorker humorist Andy Borowitz.
We are incredibly excited to be nominated for four Webby Awards – All in the Game: the Black Athlete in America is nominated for best Sports video, Why We Can’t Have a Civil Conversation About Guns is nominated in News & Politics, Future of Gaming in the technology category — AND Retro Report for best News & Politics series! You can watch All in the Game: the Black Athlete in America here, Why We Can’t Have a Civil Conversation About Guns here and Future of Aging here.
We’re excited to announce that coming this fall, we’ll be launching a weekly series on PBS that examines how today’s top stories connect to the past. Retro Report on PBS will be hosted by journalist Celeste Headlee and artist Masud Olufani and feature segments from New Yorker humorist Andy Borowitz!!!
The LA Shorts Festival, one of the most prestigious and largest international short film festivals in the world, has chosen our yet-to-be-released documentary Operation Ceasefire as an Official Selection.
The Code, which looks at the hype and hope surrounding the human genome, has been named a finalist in the best series category for the 2018 SMASH Jackson Hole Science Media Awards. You can watch The Code here.
We’ve received two Emmy nominations! All in the Game: The Black Athlete in America is nominated in the Outstanding Arts, Culture and Entertainment Report category and our trailer for the What Happens Next series is nominated for Outstanding Promotional Announcement. Watch All in the Game: The Black Athlete in America here.
We’re thrilled that our story The Black Athlete in America, released in collaboration with The New Yorker, has won the NATIONAL RTDNA Edward R. Murrow award for sports reporting! Watch the winning entry here.
Although we usually stick to the digital realm, we made our broadcast premiere recently on Georgia Public Television. The hour long Retro Report examined some of the most significant stories of our time that have transformed the way we think about women and their changing role in society.
In late April, as part of our expanding education outreach, we spoke to two groups of Montclair High School students about media literacy – examining instances where the media could have done a better job at reporting the news and other instances where the viewer needed to be more discerning.
In early April we premiered Finding the Code, the first in a three-part series with STAT, which explores genetic medicine and what its successes and failures mean for the future. Following the video we hosted a panel discussion with Mildred Solomon and Josephine Johnston of The Hastings Center.
As part of our focus on expanding media literacy, we curated five of our Retro Reports for The Montclair Film Festival. We then also sponsored a discussion called “True or False? Reporting in the Age of “Fake News” with journalists Jonathan Alter, Joe Klein, Sarah Blustain, Jim Axelrod and our own Clyde Haberman.
Retro Report winner of Regional Overall Excellence Nuclear Winter winner of best Breaking News After Bush v. Gore winner of best Hard News On Account of Sex winner of best News Documentary
Unraveling Zero Tolerance winner of best Continuing Coverage Atomic Vets winner of Best Continuing and Investigative Coverage
Great news! The Mirror Awards, which honor journalists who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public’s benefit, have nominated The Outrage Machine in the Best Single Article/Story category! You can watch the nominee here.
We’re honored to receive three Webby Award nominations. Where Does the American Dream Live? is nominated for News & Politics: Individual Episode, The Terminator and the Washing Machine for Film & Video: Technology – and Retro Report as a whole is an honorable mention in the Film & Video: News & Politics. Watch Where Does the American Dream Live? here, and The Terminator and the Washing Machine here.
Nuclear Winter which examined whether Carl Sagan’s fear that a nuclear war could plunge the world into a deadly ice age is included in the Environmental Film Festival hosted by the Pulitzer Center. You can watch the story here.
Exciting news – we have been nominated for two Online News Association Journalism Awards!! The Population Bomb? was nominated for Explanatory Reporting and Blood and Sport was nominated in the Sports category. You can watch The Population Bomb here and Blood and Sport here.
We’re beyond excited that our story Vaccines: An Unhealthy Skepticism has been nominated for The News & Documentary Emmy Awards!! As a small start-up going up against some of the biggest in the business, we truly mean it when we say that just being nominated is winning for us. Watch the nominee here.
We were lucky enough to be nominated for a Mirror Award. Although “Haunted by Columbine” didn’t win, we actually mean it when we say it was an honor to be nominated, especially for an award which is so in line with our mission – shining a light on how the media covers news.
A big congrats to our reporter Sarah Weiser for being recognized in the National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism Competition for the beautiful photos taken while on assignment in India. You can see the photos here.
Retro Report has won three Regional RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards! The Population Bomb? won for Continuing Coverage, Transforming History won for News Documentary and Retro Report as a whole won in the Overall Excellence category. Watch The Population Bomb? here and Transforming History here.
We are honored to have A Search for Justice and Where is my Grandchild? shown as part of The Arizona State University Human Rights Film Festival. You can watch A Search for Justice here and Where is my Grandchild? here.
Haunted by Columbine, which partly looks at how misconceptions perpetuated by the media still inform how we think about the Columbine massacre, has been named a Mirror Award finalist. The Mirror Awards honor the members of the press who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public’s benefit. You can watch the story here.
Fantastic news! Anatomy of an Interrogation, the little-known story of the first and only interrogator connected to the CIA to be convicted of torturing a suspected terrorist, has been chosen as an Official Honoree by The Webby Awards! Watch it here.
We’re incredibly excited to have won an Emmy for Best Editing for Go or No Go: the Challenger Legacy, which looked at the space shuttle explosion and the general nature of calamity. Watch the winning entry here.
The story, which follows up on the recent events surrounding the 1980 murder of four American nuns in El Salvador, has been awarded an RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage. You can watch the winning story here.
Back in 2013, Retro Report joined the Slow Journalism fold. Distributed by The New York Times, the organisation makes 10-12 minute mini-documentaries that revisit big news stories—mostly from the 1980s and 1990s—and investigate what has happened since.
With so much information available online, especially in media as easily digestible as short-form video, there’s a pressure to know a lot instead of knowing a lot about an important issue. www.videoink.com
A Search for Justice screened at the Socially Relevant Film Festival, which focuses on human interest stories that raise awareness and offer positive solutions through the medium of cinema. You can watch A Search for Justice here.
Last month, I described 2013 as the year I lost](https://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-01-08/entertainment/bal-new-york-times-video-1971-fbi-theft-retro-report-shines-20140107_1_tv-journalism-new-york-times-video#) faith in one of the few bastions of TV journalism in which I still believed: “60 Minutes.”
I vowed to look in new places in 2014 for TV](https://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-01-08/entertainment/bal-new-york-times-video-1971-fbi-theft-retro-report-shines-20140107_1_tv-journalism-new-york-times-video#) journalism I could confidently tell readers to trust.
I found one today, but it’s not on TV. www.BaltimoreSun.com
This 12-minute video is the first in a weekly series that will re-examine the leading stories of decades past. The series is a collaboration between The Times and Retro Report, a documentary news organization formed last year.