It’s been a long time since I’ve posted, but I can’t forget to mention the biggest news of late: The Des Moines Register took home two regional Emmy awards last month!
Buddy Holly: 50 Years After the Crash That Changed Rock ‘n’ Roll won in the Advanced Media Documentary: Historical-Cultural category. More details on the project here.
I know what you’re thinking: REGIONAL, right? It’s the same Emmy program, we really did get two of those cool statues, and were up against some serious competition. No other Iowa media outlet had two Emmy awards this year, and we won two as a newspaper site against mostly television stations.
It’s great to work with the quality of people who make awards like this possible. The Falcons Rise Again video was very much the work of Todd Bailey, who unfortunately left the Register earlier this year. I definitely miss the luxury of knowing that when Todd is working on a project I’m going to get a pitch-perfect piece with a great understanding of the tone we need.
The Buddy Holly project was a collaborative effort among a lot of great people that was more than a year in the making. We’re really excited and a bit surprised that we got to be honored for it.