Photo of Everett L. Marshburn at 2016 NABJ Awards
Photo of Everett L. Marshburn at 2016 NABJ Awards


Long-Running Weekly Series Honored for Its Excellence in Journalism In Addressing Issues that Affect the Black Community

MILWAUKEE, August 16, 2016 – With its 25th season premiering this fall, Milwaukee’s own Black Nouveau won first place at the National Association for Black Journalists’ (NABJ) Salute To Excellence Awards. NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation. Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is committed to producing and broadcasting quality programming with topics of importance to the diverse viewership it serves.

BLACK NOUVEAU received first place in the category of Features-Longform, for its episode titled Trippin’, which originally aired in August 2015. This special episode traveled the state and visited sites that were significant to the African American experience in Wisconsin, including the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum in Milwaukee, the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, The Milton House Museum and America’s Black Holocaust Museum. Producers of this episode were Everett L. Marshburn, Joanne Williams, Bobby Drake, Jasmine Winters and Aaron Bledsoe.

“We are thrilled and honored that NABJ has again recognized BLACK NOUVEAU,” said producer Everett L. Marshburn.

BLACK NOUVEAU also won first place in the Specialty category for a segment that examined a new weapon in the fight against HIV — Pre-exposure Prophylaxis. This segment was produced by Everett L. Marshburn.

Black Nouveau is one of the nation’s longest running local weekly series. The program looks at issues, culture, history and challenges affecting African Americans. The program’s 25th season will premiere on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. on MPTV 36.

The Salute to Excellence Awards honors work from print, television, radio, online, photojournalism and public relations. Winners were announced at a gala celebration during NABJ’s 40th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Washington D.C. on August 6, 2016.

About MPTV

Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin’s premier non-commercial media organization.  MPTV consists of two high-definition television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services.  The MPTV stations are the area’s only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials.  The stations are watched by over 644,300 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. For more information, visit



 Attachment: Photo of Everett L. Marshburn at 2016 NABJ Awards