Michigan Radio a Finalist for Nine Michigan Associated Press Awards
Michigan Radio has been named a finalist for nine awards in the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors 2015 radio and television contest. The awards in actual order of finish - first or second - will be announced at the annual Michigan APME annual awards banquet May 22 in Lansing. The General Excellence and First Amendment award winners also will be announced at that time.
Sixteen broadcasters submitted 218 entries in the contest, which featured news, sports and weather reporting as well as features, documentaries and photography from 2015.
Michigan Radio is a finalist in the following categories:
- Best Reporter/Anchor: Quinn Klinefelter, WDET-FM, Detroit; Lindsey Smith, Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor.
- Best Use of Sound (Radio Only): Kyle Norris, Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor, "Instruments"; Pat Batcheller, WDET-FM, Detroit, "Palmer Park Tennis".
- Best Documentary: Lindsey Smith, Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor, "Not Safe to Drink"; WWJ- AM, Detroit, "Same Sex Marriage Special ".
- Best Public Service: Mark Brush, Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor, "Testing for Lead"; Deanna Lites, WWJ- AM, Detroit, "Your Eye on Health".
- Best Continuing Coverage: Vickie Thomas, WWJ-AM, Detroit, "Pot Shops in Detroit "; Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor, "Continuing Coverage of the Flint Water Crisis".
- Best Enterprise Reporting: Roberta Jasina, WWJ- AM, Detroit, "Wife Remembers State Trooper"; Kate Wells, Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor, "Detroit Retired Firefighters Battle Cancer, Medical Bills".
- Best Investigative Reporting: Joe Linstroth and Kate Wells, Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor, "Sexual Assault Investigations at MSU"; Mark Brush and Rebecca Williams, Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor, "Michigan Officials Changed a Flint Lead Report to Avoid Federal Action".
- Best Digital Presence: Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor; Christy Strawser, WWJ- AM, Detroit.
The Associated Press is a not-for-profit news cooperative representing 1,500 newspapers and 5,000 broadcast stations in the United States. Members of AP include 107 broadcast stations in Michigan.