Michigan Radio Wins 15 Michigan Associated Press Awards
Michigan Radio was presented with fifteen awards from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors on Wednesday. These awards recognize excellence in news coverage throughout 2020. The station was honored with six First Place awards, including Best Documentary and Best Investigative Reporting. The station also received nine Second Place awards.
Michigan Radio competes in the large market radio category, which includes both public and commercial radio stations that serve Michigan’s largest market of Detroit.
Here is the complete list of Michigan Radio winners:
- Best Documentary: Dustin Dwyer, Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor; “"It's Still Not Right." An Investigation into Lakeside Academy"
- Best Investigative Reporting: Kate Wells, Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor; “More Michigan Healthcare Workers are Getting Sick. What Happens When There’s a Shortage”
- Best Multimedia Storytelling: Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor; “The 8th”
- Best Sports Feature Story: Bryce Huffman and Doug Tribou, Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor; “Grand Rapids Resident Minnie Forbes is Part of Negro Leagues Baseball History”
- Best Sports Coverage: Anna Clark, Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor; "Robert Anderson's Survivors are Seeking Justice from the University that Ignored Them for Decades"
- Best Use of Photography: Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor; “Pictures of BLM protests”
- Outstanding News Operation: Michigan Radio
- Best Feature Story: Nargis Rahman and Sarah Hulett, Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor; "Mosques Go Virtual During COVID-19 Ramadan"
- Best Public Service: Sarah Cwiek, Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor; "Tax Foreclosure Lawsuit Asks: How Much Can Government Take from Property Owners?"
- Best Spot News Coverage: Tracy Samilton and Lester Graham, Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor; “Midland Floods After Dam Breaks”
- Best Continuing Coverage: Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor; “COVID-19 Pandemic Continuing Coverage”
- Best Investigative Reporting: Sarah Cwiek, Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor; "A Teacher Voiced Concerns about Safety at His School. Then He was Fired."
- Best Newscast: Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor
- Best Digital Presence: Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor
- Best Multimedia Storytelling: Michigan Radio, Ann Arbor; “Kids These Days”
The Michigan Associated Press Media Editors competition features reports, feature stories, documentaries, photography as well as newscasts and sportscasts that aired in 2020 from newspapers, TV and radio stations across Michigan.