Jackson Hole, WGBH Boston partner on Science Media Awards

Organizers of the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards and Symposium are partnering with 'NOVA' and 'American Experience' producer WGBH to bring the biannual event to Boston in September.
February 7, 2014

This year’s Jackson Hole Science Media Awards and Symposium will take place in Boston and Cambridge from September 17 to 19.

The event is organized by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in partnership with ‘NOVA’ producer WGBH Boston. Organizers expect to attract more than 300 scientists, producers and science media execs to three days of film screenings, director discussions and professional development panels. Select screenings and keynotes will also be open to the general public.

Although the film festival has taken place biannually since 1991, the awards ceremony was established in 2012 and takes place in alternating years. The inaugural Jackson Hole Science Media Awards attracted more than 500 submissions.

WGBH is headquartered in Boston and is the largest TV and digital producer for U.S. pubcaster PBS. Its programs include the science strand ‘NOVA,’ news magazine Frontline, Antiques Roadshow and the ‘American Experience’ and ‘Masterpiece’ strands.

Additionally, WGBH serves as the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) lead for PBS’s national broadband resource service for teachers and educators, LearningMedia.

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