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The Marathon Most Definitely Continues

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  NFL 360:  The LA Marathon:  Nipsey Hussle wins 2020 Webby Award DeSean Jackson, Producer

Los Angeles, CA 

The Marathon Most Definitely Continues

NFL 360: The LA Marathon: Nipsey Hussle , featuring Philadelphia Eagle, DeSean Jackson, was named the best 2020 Social (Sports) Video, during the 24th Annual Webby Awards.  The video was developed by the NFL Network, and narrated and produced by DeSean Jackson, who grew up in South Central LA with Ermias Ashedom (a/k/a Nipsey Hussle) an entrepreneur, rapper and social activist, whose assassination sparked an international movement for social justice. 

The NFL Network and DeSean Jackson have set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director, of The Webby Awards. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”

The video tops the shortlist for International Awards Honoring the Best of the Internet.  Out of 13,000 entries from all 50 U.S. States and 70+ countries, and 2.5 million votes cast by 600,000 people in the Webby People’s Voice Awards—the 24th Annual Webby Awards is one of the biggest in its history.

The Webby Award is hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times. The award was presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) and is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet.  IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of digital industry experts, including Instagram’s Instagram’s Head of Fashion Partnerships, Eva Chen, Director of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Susan P. Crawford, actor; and, activist Jesse Williams, GE CMO, Linda BoffPod Save the People, host and activist DeRay Mckesson, Google’s Head of Conversation Design, Cathy Pearl, Fortnite Designer, Eric Williamson, HBO Digital Chief, Diane Tryneski, Los Angeles Laker, Isaiah Thomas, and DDB Worldwide ,CEO Wendy Clark.

ABOUT WINNER

Recognitions

2020

Webby Winner

Social
Sports (Video) 2020

Title

NFL 360: The LA Marathon: Nipsey Hussle

The work is listed on our Winners Gallery here:  https://winners.webbyawards.com/2020/social/social-video/sports-video/123295/nfl-360-the-la-marathon-nipsey-hussle

Also, the work is listed on our Winners Gallery here:  https://winners.webbyawards.com/2020/social/social-video/sports-video/123295/nfl-360-the-la-marathon-nipsey-hussle

Entrant

NFL Network

Team

Dallas Hitchcock
Sr. Coordinating Producer
NFL Network

Anthony Smith
Producer, Director
NFL Network

Mike Derouin
Coordinating Producer
NFL Network

Ryan Travis
Director of Photography
NFL Network

Dakota Diel
Cinematographer
NFL Network

John Orfanopoulos
Editor
NFL Network

DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles, All Pro Wide Receiver
Producer

Byron Jackson, Sports Rhythm, Inc.
Producer

Julian Gooden
Story Producer
NFL Network

Jake Albrecht
Cinematographer

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