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!!!
From the Press Release:
From Left to Right: Masud Olufani (Courtesy of Natalia Livingston), Andy Borowitz (Courtesy of Howard Schatz), Celeste Headlee (Courtesy of Jeff Rothman Photography)
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.
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 Regional Breaking News “After Bush v. Gore” winner of Regional Hard News “On Account of Sex” winner of Best Regional Documentary “Unraveling Zero Tolerance” winner of Regional Continuing Coverage “Atomic Vets” winner of Best Regional Continuing and Investigative Coverage
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. Vote for us here and 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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!
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
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.