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WDET Receives Awards From the Society of Professional Journalists - Detroit Chapter and Michigan Associated Press

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Spring is awards season and WDET has brought in a bumper crop.  The station has won:

12 awards from the Michigan Associated Press in the Radio I Category:

Best Feature Story
Do You Know How the MJR Clap Started?
Laura Herberg

Best Reporter/Anchor
Laura Herberg

Best Spot News Coverage
Aretha Franklin Dies
WDET Staff

Best Enterprise Reporting
What Would it Take to Get a Speed Bump in a Detroit Neighborhood?
Laura Herberg

Best Newscast
Pat Batcheller

Best Multimedia Storytelling
CuriosiD: Who Designed the Rouge Park Golf Course?
Laura Herberg 

Merit Reporter/Anchor
Eli Newman

Merit Investigative Reporting
Michigan Could Be on the Verge of Another Drinking Water Crisis
Laura Weber-Davis

Merit Use of Sound
CuriosiD: Where Does Detroit’s Yard Waste Go?
Eli Newman

Merit Documentary
Policy Meets the People
WDET Staff

Merit Continuing Coverage
Aretha Franklin Funeral Week
WDET Staff

Merit Digital Presence
Candice Fortman

 

23 awards from the Society of Professional Journalist – Detroit Chapter in the Radio category:

Education Reporting

First Place
Scenes from #NationalWalkoutDay in Detroit
Eli Newman, Bre’Anna Tinsley

Second Place
Former Marygrove Undergraduates Find Paths to Graduation at Other Universities
Laura Herberg

Consumer/Watchdog/Investigative Reporting

First Place
Michigan Cities Face Eviction Crisis – Here Are Some Solutions
Jake Neher

Open Government Reporting

First Place
Prepare to Vote: Government Transparency and the Candidates for Michigan Governor
Shelby Jouppi, Sandra Svoboda

Community/Local News Reporting

First Place
Detroit Races Past Bankruptcy Amid Fears Some Residents Being Left Out
Quinn Klinefelter

Second Place
CuriousiD: Detroit’s Citywide Address Change and the Search for 203 Pingree
Jake Neher

Environment Reporting

First Place
Michigan Could Be on the Verge of Another Drinking Water Crisis
Laura Weber-Davis

Second Place
CuriousiD: Where Does Detroit’s Yard Waste Go?
Eli Newman

Racial Justice Reporting

First Place
Catholic College in Detroit is Offering Classes to an All-Muslim Group
Laura Herberg

Sports Reporting

First Place
Tigers Honor 1968 World Champions
Pat Batcheller

Second Place
Michigan State University and Basketball Team Face Questions After Year of Tumult
Quinn Klinefelter

General News Reporting

First Place
Some Detroiters Can Swap Their Homes for Houses in the Land Bank
Laura Herberg

Second Place
Mixed Reaction Awaits Trump in Return to Macomb County
Quinn Klinefelter

Third Place
Running for a National Party that No Longer Exists
Quinn Klinefelter

Fourth Place
Canadians Face Travel Ban for Talking With U.S. Pot Industry While Michigan Dispensaries Fear Product Shortage
Quinn Klinefelter

Automotive Reporting

First Place
CuriosiD: Could Electric Cars Increase Pollution?
Quinn Klinefelter

Feature Reporting

First Place
CuriosiD: Who Designed the Rouge Park Golf Course?
Laura Herberg

News Special and Documentary

First Place
MichMash Election Special
Jake Neher, Cheyna Roth

Second Place
1968: A Look Back
Pat Batcheller, Quinn Klinefelter, Jerome Vaughn

Third Place
Reporters’ Choice: The Favorite Stories and How They Were Made
Quinn Klinefeter, WDET Staff

Newscast

First Place
WDET Newscast 031918 5:04 am
Pat Batcheller

Second Place
WDET Newscast 010218 5:32 pm
Jerome Vaughn

Spot or Breaking News Reporting

First Place
Detroit Saddened by Death of Aretha Franklin
WDET Staff



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