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Past Awards (2008 - 2014)

Mar 12, 2015

Cyndy Canty (Stateside), Rebecca Williams (The Environment Report), and Steve Schram (Director-General Manager)

Awards for 2014

*Awarded in 2014 for 2013 News Coverage

Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB)

Station of the Year (Group 2)

 

First Place- Best in Category

  • News Special or Public Affairs Program: “Unequal by Law” – Lester Graham
  • Mini Documentary or Series: “Detroit Deals with Bankruptcy” – Sarah Cwiek, Sarah Hulett
  • Feature/Use of Medium: “Kalamazoo Group Honors WWII Veterans” – Lindsey Smith
  • Community Involvement: “State of Opportunity
  • Marketing Materials & Promos: “The Things That Matter” – Tamar Charney, Lindsey Smith, John K. Wilson

Merit Awards

 

Society of Professional Journalists, Detroit Chapter

Young Journalist of the Year: Lindsey Smith

Radio Television Digital News Association

Edward R. Murrow, Regional Awards*

* Region 7 consists of public and commercial stations in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois

 

  • News Documentary, Large Market Radio: “The Education Gap” – Jennifer Guerra for State of Opportunity

  • News Website, Large Market Radio – Mark Brush

Michigan Associated Press

First Place, Large Market Radio

 

  • Best Spot News: "Detroit Bankruptcy" – News Staff

  • Best News Documentary: “Unequal by Law” – Lester Graham

  • Best Feature Story: "WWII Veterans" – Lindsey Smith

  • Best Website – Mark Brush

  • Best Spot Photojournalism: "Grand Rapids Flooding" – Lindsey Smith

  • Best Individual Reporting: Sarah Hulett

  • Best Individual Photojournalism: Steve Carmody

Second Place, Large Market Radio

  • Best Natural Sound:  "Grand River" – Lindsey Smith
  • Best Individual Photojournalism:  Lindsey Smith
  • General Excellence: Michigan Radio

Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI)

 

  • Second Place, Large Newsroom-Soft Feature, Association for Women in Communications CLARION AWARD: “Moving In, Moving Out” – Sarah Cwiek

  • Best Radio Documentary Series: “Shooting in Muskegon shed light on hero, and problems” – Dustin Dwyer for State of Opportunity

 

National Association of Black Journalists

 

  • Salute to Excellence Award, Radio Documentary category: “Race and Racism: A State of Opportunity Documentary” – Jennifer Guerra for State of Opportunity

 

Scripps Howard

 

  • Finalist, Scripps Howard Award for Radio In-Depth Coverage: “The Education Gap” – Jennifer Guerra

 

Michigan Radio 2013 Awards

*Awarded in 2013 for 2012 News Coverage

Public Radio News Directors, Inc.

 

Division A - News Feature

 

Second Place - Michigan Radio: “Rigged Election Map”

 

Association of Association for Women in Communications - 2013 Clarion Award

 

  • Salute to Excellence Award/Documentary: “Infant Mortality in Michigan,” Jennifer Guerra

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)

 

  • Salute to Excellence Award/Documentary: “Infant Mortality in Michigan,” Jennifer Guerra

  • Salute to Excellence Award/Feature category: “Idlewild, the Black Eden, celebrates 100 years” Kate Wells

 

Michigan Association of Broadcasters

 

Station of the Year

 

First Place

  • Special Interest & Cultural Programming: “The Living Room” - Allison Downey, Zak Rosen

  • Mini Documentary or Series: “Lessons from Isle Royale’s Wolves and Moose” - Rebecca Williams, Mark Brush

  • Feature/Use of Medium: “Jackie and Joe” - Kate Wells

  • Newscast: August 31st, 2012 - Christina Shockley with Lindsey Smith, Vince Duffy, Steve Carmody

  • Musical Programming: “Songs from Studio East” - Mercedes Mejia, Jenn White, Bob Skon

  • New Media: “State of Opportunity” - Sarah Alvarez with Jennifer Guerra and Dustin Dwyer

  • Community Involvement: “State of Opportunity” - Jenn Guerra, Dustin Dwyer, Sarah Alvarez, Jenn White, Tamar Charney, Vince Duffy, Steve Chrypinski

  • Marketing Materials & Promos: “That’s What They Say” - Tamar Charney, Mercedes Mejia, Anne Curzan, Rina Miller

  • Membership Appeal: “Giving Voice” - Tamar Charney, Mercedes Mejia, Tom Sleeker

Merit Awards

 

Michigan Associated Press

 

General Excellence Large Market Radio – Michigan Radio

 

First Place

Second Place

 

Radio Television Digital News Association

 

  • RTDNA/UNITY Award for Documentary: “Infant Mortality in Michigan,” Jennifer Guerra

  • 2012 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

  • Best Newscast – Region 7 (Large Market Radio) – Christina Shockley

 

2012 State Bar of Michigan Wade H. McCree Award for the Advancement of Justice

 

Lester Graham: No-fault insurance law series

 

2011 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

 

Best Audio News Series: The Midwest and Manufacturing (Changing Gears)

 

2011 National Headliner Award

 

Third Place Broadcast Radio Networks and Syndicators: The Midwest and Manufacturing (Changing Gears)

 

2011 Detroit Society of Professional Journalists Awards

 

Spot or Breaking News Reporting

  • First: Steve Carmody – “Rich Rodriguez is Fired”

General News Reporting

  • First: Sarah Hulett – “Rape Kit Backlog”

Features Reporting

  • First: Steve Carmody – “Gold!”

  • Second: Sarah Cwiek – “A Personal Story”

Sports Reporting

  • First: Kyle Norris – “Autistic Kids Practice Social Skills”

Investigative Reporting

  • First: Lester Graham – “Confusion and Consequences”

Automotive Reporting

  • First: Tracy Samilton – “Michigan China Connection”

Newscast

  • First: Christina Shockley and Michigan Radio Newsroom - Newscast Aug. 16, 7 a.m.

News Special/Documentary

  • First: Michigan Radio Newsroom- “Culture of Class”

Open Government Reporting

  • First: Lester Graham – “State Police Want Big Bucks”

 

Young Journalist of the Year

  • Finalist – Lindsey Smith

 

2011 Michigan Associated Press Awards

 

General Excellence – Michigan Radio

 

First Place

 

  • Continuing Coverage: “Emergency Managers in Michigan,” Michigan Radio staff

  • News Documentary: “Culture of Class,” Jen Guerra

  • Individual Reporting: Sarah Hulett

  • Feature Story: “Foreclosures Decline, While Foreclosure Businesses Thrive,” Kate Davidson

  • Natural Sound: “Green Building Conference: Standing out from the Crowd,” Lester Graham

  • Website: michiganradio.org, Michigan Radio staff

 

Honorable Mentions

 

  • Continuing Coverage: “Confusion and Consequences: Changing Michigan’s Auto Insurance,” Lester Graham

  • News Documentary: “The Michigan China Connection,” Tracy Samilton

  • Individual Reporting: Rebecca Williams

  • Enterprise/Investigative Reporting: “Health and Safety Concerns Surround Glittersniffer Cosmetics,” Bridget Bodnar

 

2011 Michigan Association of Broadcasters Awards

 

Station Awards

 

Station of the Year – Michigan Radio

 

First Place- Best in Category

  • Membership Appeal: “Mornings Sound Like”

  • Special Interest & Cultural Programming: “The Cost of Creativity”

  • Community Involvement: Issues & Ale

  • News Special or Public Affairs Program: The Culture of Class

  • Hard News & Current Events Story: “Rape Kit Backlog”

  • Marketing Materials & Promos: “Lights Out”

  • Musical Programming: “Songs from Studio East: Red Tail Ring”

 

Merit Awards

 

  • Community Involvement: “Your Story”

  • Hard News & Current Events: “Detroit Census Challenge”

  • Newscast: 6/9/11 Newscast

  • News Special or Public Affairs Program: “The Michigan-China Connection”

  • Marketing Materials & Promos: “Weekends Are”

  • Feature/Use of Medium: “Remembering Mr. Rogers’ Factory Tour”

 

2011 Niagara Foundation

 

Niagara Award in Media: Michigan Radio

 

2011 Clarion Award from Women in Communications

 

Best Documentary, Coal: Dirty Past, Hazy Future, The Environment Report

 

2011 Public Radio News Directors, Inc. Award

 

2011 National RTDNA/UNITY Diversity Award

 

(Radio Television Digital News Association and UNITY: Journalists of Color) Radio-Large Market “Muslims in Michigan”

 

2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award

 

Best Audio News Documentary (Radio: Large Market) The Environment Report “Coal: Dirty Past, Hazy Future”

 

Radio Television Digital News Association

 

2010 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

 

Best Documentary

Lester Graham, Rebecca Williams, Mark Brush (Michigan Radio):"Coal: Dirty Past, Hazy Future."

 

Best Feature

Dustin Dwyer (Michigan Radio): "Curling"

 

Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals

 

2010 Gabriel Awards

 

Local release documentary category

Ecumenical & Interreligious local release category

 

2010 Detroit Society of Professional Journalists Awards

 

General news

  • First -Sarah Cwiek, Sarah Hulett, Dustin Dwyer (Michigan Radio): "Shrinking Detroit"

  • Third - Sarah Hulett (Michigan Radio): "Inch-vestors in Detroit"

Features reporting

  • First - Sarah Hulett, Sarah Cwiek, Jennifer Guerra, Dustin Dwyer (Michigan Radio): "Muslims in Michigan"

  • Second - Kate Davidson (Michigan Radio): "Retraining"

Spot or breaking news

  • Second - Michigan Radio Newsroom: "Kalamazoo River Oil Spill"

  • Third - Tracy Samilton (Michigan Radio): "Whitacre Resigns"

Sports reporting

  • Second - Kyle Norris (Michigan Radio): "Detroit Soccer Club"

  • Third - Dustin Dwyer (Michigan Radio): "Curling"

Investigative reporting

Newscast

  • Second - Christina Shockley, Michigan Radio Newsroom: 6 a.m. Newscast 10-14-10

  • Third - Christina Shockley, Michigan Radio Newsroom: 7 a.m. Newscast 8-10-10

News special/documentary

Open government reporting

  • First - Lester Graham (Michigan Radio): "Paying for Michigan Schools"

  • Second - Lester Graham (Michigan Radio): "Who Writes the Laws?"

 

2010 Michigan Associated Press Awards

 

Station Awards

  • General Excellence – Michigan Radio

  • Best Hard News: “Shrinking Detroit,” Sarah Hulett, Sarah Cwiek, Dustin Dwyer

  • Best Continuing Coverage: “Kalamazoo River Oil Spill,” Michigan Radio staff

  • Best News Documentary: "Coal: Dirty Past, Hazy Future," The Environment Report.

  • Best Individual Reporting: Kyle Norris

  • Best Enterprise/Investigative Reporting: “Rebuilding Detroit Schools: A Tale of Two Cities,” Jennifer Guerra, Sarah Hulett, Mercedes Mejia

  • Best Newscast: Zoe Clark, Michigan Radio Newsroom

  • Best Natural Sound: “Senior Musicians,” Kyle Norris.

  • Best Website: Mark Brush, Tamar Charney, Lani Chisnell, Zoe Clark, Vincent Duffy

Honorable Mention

 

  • Newscast: Christina Shockley, Michigan Radio Newsroom

  • News Documentary: “Rebuilding Detroit Schools: A Tale of Two Cities,” Jennifer Guerra, Sarah Hulett, Mercedes Mejia

  • Enterprise/Investigative Reporting: “Is Fire Safety Putting Us at Risk?,” Rebecca Williams, Lester Graham

 

2010 Headliner Awards

 

News Series, Third Place: "Is Fire Safety Putting Us At Risk?," Rebecca Williams and Lester Graham, Michigan Radio

 

2010 Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Excellence Awards

 

Michigan Radio received seven awards this year for our journalism.

Best Mini-Documentary or Series: Rebuilding Detroit Schools: A Tale of Two Cities - Jennifer Guerra, Sarah Hulett, and programming staff

 

Best News Special or Public Affairs Program: Coal: Dirty Past, Hazy Future - Mark Brush, Lester Graham, Rebecca Williams

Best Sports: Olympic Snowboarding - Charles Manley

 

Merit

 

Mini-Documentary or Series: Shrinking Detroit - Sarah Hulett

 

Sports: Curling - Dustin Dwyer

 

Newscast: August 10th, 2010 7:00AM - Christina Shockley and newsroom

 

News Special or Public Affairs Program: Kennedy and the Peace Corps: Idealism on the Ground - Lester Graham

 

Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Excellence Awards

 

2009 Public Radio Station of the Year (Group 2)

 

Best in Category Awards

  • Hard News And Current Events Story – "Overqualified Applicants"
  • Mini-Documentary Or Series - Facing The Mortgage Crisis
  • Newscast – December 10, 2009
  • News Special Or Public Affairs Program – "Remaking Michigan" Call-In Show
  • Special Interest And Cultural Programming – "Generation Y Michigan”
  • Membership Appeal – "Don’t Wait For The Senate"
  • Community Involvement – Facing The Mortgage Crisis
  • Marketing Materials And Promos – Facing The Mortgage Crisis

Merit Award

  • Hard News And Current Events Story – "Highland Park Unemployment"
  • Mini-Documentary Or Series – "Cody Chronicles"
  • Newscast – November 11, 2009
  • News Special Or Public Affairs Program – "Generation Y Michigan" Call-In Show
  • Membership Appeal – Facing The Mortgage Crisis
  • Marketing Materials And Promos – Sounds Of The State

2009 Clarion Award from Women in Communications

 

Best Documentary: Foreclosing on the American Dream

 

2008 National Edward R. Murrow Award

 

Best News Documentary: Ashes to Hope - producer Tamar Charney; host Christina Shockley; editors Vincent Duffy and Lester Graham; reporters Steve Carmody, Dustin Dwyer, Vincent Duffy, Jennifer Guerra, Sarah Hulett, and Tracy Samilton; segment producers Richie Duchon, Jennifer Guerra, Maria Howes, and Jack Lessenberry; and production assistants Zoe Clark, and Katherine Gorman.

 

2008 Clarion Award from Women in Communications

 

Best Documentary: Ashes to Hope

 

Best Documentary Series: Grading Michigan Schools

 

2007 Sigma Delta Chi Award from The Society of Professional Journalists

 

Public Service in Radio Journalism: Grading Michigan Schools

 

Congratulations to Sarah Hulett, Tracy Samilton, and Samara Freemark along with Vincent Duffy, Lester Graham, and Kaomi Goetz for their work on this award winning series.

 

2008 Region 7 Edward R. Murrow Winners

 

Best Continuing Coverage: Michigan's Budget Crisis

Best Feature: Turning Around A Troubled School

Best News Documentary: Ashes to Hope