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<b>Globe nominated for regional Emmys</b>

The Boston Globe has been nominated for 15 Boston/New England Emmy Awards across nine categories for visual and multimedia storytelling.

The nominations are the third most among a field of 69 media outlets, the regional chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced this week.

The Globe’s nominations include those for outstanding video journalist, outstanding politics/government specialty report, outstanding sports specialty report, outstanding investigative report, and outstanding photographer.

“The Globe has rapidly transformed itself into a full multimedia organization,’’ Globe editor Martin Baron said. “Video is now central to the mission of our newsroom, and we are pleased that the skillful work of our staff has received such gratifying recognition.’’


Among the nominated works are pieces honoring NBA legend Bill Russell, a feature about a 64-year-old dancing traffic cop, a Spotlight Team investigation of the high number of drunken-driving acquittals by Massachusetts judges, and a feature video on the sounds of the Deer Island sewage treatment plant.

“We’re honored to be nominated in several categories for the Emmys,’’ said Bennie DiNardo, deputy managing editor for multimedia at the Globe. “We’ve worked hard over the past several years to build our skills in video storytelling, and it’s gratifying to have those efforts recognized by the New England video community.’’

The entries were reviewed and judged by peers from the Heartland, Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, Pacific Southwest, and South East chapters of NATAS. Winners will be announced on June 2 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Earlier this month, the Globe won nine regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.