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'Serial' is first-ever podcast to win Peabody award; creator Sarah Koenig makes Time's 100 most influential people list [Updated]
'Serial' is first-ever podcast to win Peabody award; creator Sarah Koenig makes Time's 100 most influential people list [Updated]

'Serial," the 12-part podcast about a 1999 murder in Baltimore, has won a major award. And its creator, the former Baltimore Sun reporter Sarah Koenig, separately was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people for 2014. "Serial' was among the recipients announced on Monday of the prestigious George Foster Peabody awards in the category of "News and Radio/Podcasts." The podcast was the "first of its kind" to receive the award, according to an announcement from the Peabody Awards, which is administered by the University of Georgia's Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The...

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