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WSJ receives first Peabody Award nomination

April 24, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal received its first Peabody Award nomination for its video documentary, “Shadow Men: Inside Wagner, Russia’s Secret War Company.”

The 40-minute documentary goes deep inside the lethal global expansion of the Russian private military company Wagner—tracing the group’s evolution from a small, guns-for-hire operation into a sprawling network of businesses that has been active on four continents. The film also focuses on Yevgeny Prigozhin, an oligarch and onetime associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has since rebelled against Putin and died in a plane crash.

The team includes: Robert Libetti, Chris Stewart, Denise Blostein, Jane Lytvynenko, Frank Matt, Emma Scott, Rob Barry, Benoit Faucon, James V. Grimaldi, James Marson, Ben Weltman, Till Daldrup, and Lisa Schwartz.

The Peabody Awards honor excellence in broadcast media. The winners will be announced on June 9.

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