News Beat Wins Top Podcasting Award

Phil Stott

Phil Stott
Published August 11, 2021

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Morey Creative Studios is delighted to announce that its groundbreaking, genre-melding social justice podcast, News Beat, recently earned the top award for podcast excellence among journalists and media outlets throughout New York City and across the United States at the 2021 New York Press Club Journalism Awards.

Created in 2017 from our deep roots in journalism and supported with our marketing expertise, News Beat is a truly one-of-a-kind political podcast: focused on social justice and civil liberties issues, it melds the worlds of deep, issue-based reporting with music and original lyrical contributions from featured artists.

Featured art for News Beat podcast episode #SayHerName- Confronting 400 Years of State Violence Against Black WomenNews Beat’s winning podcast episode, titled "#SayHerName: Confronting 400 Years of State Violence Against Black Women," captured the raw emotions and vicious truths enmeshed within America's shameful and barbaric legacy of brutalizing Black women and girls.


Painful insights from Michelle S. Jacobs, author and professor of law at University of Florida Levin College of Law, and author and researcher Andrea Ritchie, chronicled this abuse from the Atlantic slave trade on through the lethal police brutality cases of today.

This year’s recognition marks the second time that News Beat has taken home the top podcast award—a feat it also accomplished in 2018. It places News Beat alongside outlets ranging from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to WNYC and other major media organizations as winners across this year’s range of categories. Other organizations that have previously recognized News Beat for its work include: Religion News Association, Society of Professional Journalists Long Island Press Club chapter, and CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Center for Community and Ethnic Media.

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