• KQED Receives Awards in Nine Categories from the Society of Professional Journalists for Excellence in Journalism

    KQED Receives Awards in Nine Categories from the Society of Professional Journalists for Excellence in Journalism

    The Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter has recognized several KQED reporters and producers with 2017 Excellence in Journalism Awards in nine categories. These awards honor outstanding reporting that embodies the Society of Professional Journalist’s ideals of initiative, integrity, talent and compassion. The award highlights bestowed on the KQED staff include an “Outstanding Emerging […]

  • Film School Shorts Returns with a New Season of Dramatic, Comedic and Quirky Cinema

    Film School Shorts Returns with a New Season of Dramatic, Comedic and Quirky Cinema

    The fifth season of KQED’s Film School Shorts television series offers a sneak peek at the future of filmmaking, as well as an antidote to Hollywood’s diversity dilemma. Nearly half of the films in the new season are directed by women, and more than 30 percent are directed by people of color. From exploring the […]

  • Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s The Vietnam War Premieres September 17 on KQED

    Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s The Vietnam War Premieres September 17 on KQED

    To help mark the occasion of this monumental documentary project, KQED is producing a series of articles and stories about the war’s impact on the Bay Area SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The Vietnam War, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s highly anticipated documentary series, tells the story of the Vietnam War as it has never been […]

  • KQED Wins Major Funding for Project to Improve Media Literacy and Curb the Spread of Misinformation

    KQED Wins Major Funding for Project to Improve Media Literacy and Curb the Spread of Misinformation

    KQED LEARN, AN ONLINE PLATFORM TO PROMOTE MEDIA LITERACY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE, IS AMONG 20 PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT THAT HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO SHARE $1 MILLION THROUGH THE KNIGHT PROTOTYPE FUND. San Francisco, CA — KQED will develop a new service to help promote media literacy skills among young people and combat the proliferation of fake […]

  • NAMLE Awards KQED for Media Literacy Efforts

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The National Association for Media Literacy (NAMLE) has announced that KQED is a recipient of a 2017 Media Literate Media (MLM) Award for advancing media literacy projects. The MLM awards recognize mainstream media organizations for making outstanding contributions in covering, encouraging and teaching media literacy. Launched in July 2016, KQED’s major media […]

KQED's Roadtrip Nation receives a Program Excellence Award at APT's Fall Marketplace

KQED’s Roadtrip Nation receives a Program Excellence Award at APT’s Fall Marketplace

Dan Ford, executive producer of Roadtrip Nation, with fellow winner Rick Steves showing off their awards for Program Excellence at APT’s Fall Marketplace. American Public Televisions, 2017 Fall Marketplace took a moment this year to recognize 3 Public Television series and producers with Program Excellence Awards. Among them, was KQED’s own presentation, Roadtrip Nation. These awards honor outstanding content production […]

Roadtrip Nation Season 15 - "Setting Course" Premieres Nationally

Roadtrip Nation Season 15 – “Setting Course” Premieres Nationally

Roadtrip Nation is a documentary series that follows the journeys of young people as they travel the country interviewing inspiring individuals who do what they love. This winter, the producers at Roadtrip Nation premiere season 15 of the series with Setting Course, a new four-part documentary series from Roadtrip Nation, following three college students as they explore […]

KQED Receives Awards in Nine Categories from the Society of Professional Journalists for Excellence in Journalism

KQED Receives Awards in Nine Categories from the Society of Professional Journalists for Excellence in Journalism

The Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter has recognized several KQED reporters and producers with 2017 Excellence in Journalism Awards in nine categories. These awards honor outstanding reporting that embodies the Society of Professional Journalist’s ideals of initiative, integrity, talent and compassion. The award highlights bestowed on the KQED staff include an “Outstanding Emerging […]

Roadtrip Nation - Changing Gears

Roadtrip Nation – Changing Gears

Grease monkey. Motorhead. The slang we use for vehicle technicians depicts the job as a down and dirty trade rather than a highly-skilled craft. Roadtrip Nation’s new one-hour special, Changing Gears, dispels long-held perceptions of technician work, opening up the hood on a rapidly accelerating industry that’s driven by advanced training, specialized skills, and mastery […]

Film School Shorts Returns with a New Season of Dramatic, Comedic and Quirky Cinema

Film School Shorts Returns with a New Season of Dramatic, Comedic and Quirky Cinema

The fifth season of KQED’s Film School Shorts television series offers a sneak peek at the future of filmmaking, as well as an antidote to Hollywood’s diversity dilemma. Nearly half of the films in the new season are directed by women, and more than 30 percent are directed by people of color. From exploring the […]

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s The Vietnam War Premieres September 17 on KQED

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s The Vietnam War Premieres September 17 on KQED

To help mark the occasion of this monumental documentary project, KQED is producing a series of articles and stories about the war’s impact on the Bay Area SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The Vietnam War, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s highly anticipated documentary series, tells the story of the Vietnam War as it has never been […]

New Season of the MindShift Podcast Explores the Future of Learning and What it Means for Kids

New Season of the MindShift Podcast Explores the Future of Learning and What it Means for Kids

KQED is pleased to announce the launch of a second season of the MindShift podcast. Hosts Ki Sung and Katrina Schwartz, editors of KQED’s popular MindShift blog, explore the innovations in education that are shaping how kids learn. The five-episode season officially launches on August 29, with new episodes every other Tuesday through October 24. […]

Check, Please! Bay Area and Taste This Return with New Episodes

Check, Please! Bay Area and Taste This Return with New Episodes

SAN FRANCISCO – August 23, 2017 – KQED’s James Beard and Emmy Award-winning program Check, Please! Bay Area is back with new episodes this fall. The 12th season continues on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 7:30pm on KQED 9 and online at kqed.org/checkplease. This fall, KQED’s Check, Please! Bay Area offers six new episodes featuring a range of menu options like […]

Roadtrip Nation A Balanced Equation

Roadtrip Nation A Balanced Equation

Women in S.T.E.M aren’t a dime a dozen, they’re more like a needle in a haystack. The newest four-part miniseries from the people who brought you The Next Mission and Why Not Us? Bring you an exploration of what it takes for women in this world to make it in the S.T.E.M fields. Bring you […]

KQED Wins Major Funding for Project to Improve Media Literacy and Curb the Spread of Misinformation

KQED Wins Major Funding for Project to Improve Media Literacy and Curb the Spread of Misinformation

KQED LEARN, AN ONLINE PLATFORM TO PROMOTE MEDIA LITERACY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE, IS AMONG 20 PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT THAT HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO SHARE $1 MILLION THROUGH THE KNIGHT PROTOTYPE FUND. San Francisco, CA — KQED will develop a new service to help promote media literacy skills among young people and combat the proliferation of fake […]