WSJ wins its first Emmy Award
Wall Street Journal editor in chief Matt Murray sent out the following on Wednesday morning:
I’m delighted to share the news that The Wall Street Journal earned its first Emmy Award last night at the 42nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards.
Joanna Stern‘s short documentary, E-Ternal: A Tech Quest to Live Forever, won the Emmy in the category of Outstanding Science, Technology or Environmental Coverage. This project was inspired by readers and viewers who had emailed Joanna asking if there was a way to use technology to digitally preserve their legacies, and the legacies of their loved ones, after they die. The video answers that question in a personal and narrative form that is both informative and, at times, moving.
You all know Joanna as a passionate, talented, hard-driving and creative force for our journalism, and a brilliant on-camera voice. The Emmy is a well-deserved recognition of her consistently great work. Congratulations are also due to Erica Matson, who led the project as producer; Ben Weltman, who served as executive producer; video editors Michael Ray and Maya Tippett; and cinematographer Mariam Dwedar.
Under Anthony Galloway’s leadership, our entire video and audio team has reached new heights of excellence and impact—an effort that has persisted despite the challenges of working remotely—and last night’s prize is a clear sign that The Wall Street Journal’s outstanding video and audio journalism is drawing attention. Congratulations to Anthony and the whole team for this milestone—and cheers to even bigger and better things to come.