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THE 2012 EDGE AWARDS

The 2012 EDGE Awards

The APTS EDGE Awards are presented annually to public television stations that use digital technology, groundbreaking partnerships and educational technologies to deliver innovative services to their communities.
 

Detroit Public Television

Detroit Public Television received a 2012 EDGE Award for Great Lakes Now, which provided unprecedented access to the largest gathering of scientists, political voices, educators, environmentalists and interested groups ever assembled to discuss the status and the future of the Great Lakes.

For the first time in history, the four leading government and private organizations overseeing management of the Great Lakes met in Detroit to discuss future policy, and Detroit Public Television provided unprecedented public access to those discussions, through local, national and international partnerships for TV, radio and web content. All content was offered to all partners live and on demand for free. The coverage was made possible by the Erb Family Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency and the International Joint Commission.

Great Lakes Now included a series of major conferences in an October 2011 Great Lakes Week in Detroit, in partnership with the International Joint Commission, Great Lakes Commission, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition. All conferences were broadcast by Detroit Public Television.

For more information, please read the press release.
 

PBS Hawaii

PBS Hawaii received a 2012 EDGE Award for HIKI , the Nation’s First Statewide Student News Network. The EDGE Awards are presented annually to public television stations that use digital technology, groundbreaking partnerships and educational technologies to deliver innovative services to their communities.

PBS Hawaii has made a significant impact on education in Hawaii by launching HIKI . In this collaboration between PBS Hawaii and Hawaii’s public, private and charter schools, student-produced news stories are aired on PBS Hawaii's broadcast and web platforms.

HIKI , Hawaiian for “can do”, builds on research that shows that to succeed in the knowledge-based global economy, students must master 21st century skills such as digital age literacy, entrepreneurism, collaboration and the effective use of real-world tools with real-world application. HIKI  is designed to engage young voices as a rich new source of reports reflecting issues, experiences and communities which are now invisible in local media.

For more information, please read the press release.

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