WDET Receives 21 Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists

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The awards recognize coverage ranging from COVID-19 updates, to documenting protests against police brutality, to providing critical election and census information and a wide breadth of cultural coverage.

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WDET has received 21 Excellence in Journalism awards from the Society of Professional Journalists Detroit Chapter.

The awards recognize coverage including COVID-19 updates, documenting protests against police brutality, providing critical election information, and sharing Detroit’s stories through a wide breadth of cultural coverage.


Community/Local News Reporting

Second Place: “Highland Park Residents Knock on Doors to Get People to Fill Out the Census” — Laura Herberg
Third Place:  “Grassroots Muslim Volunteer Effort Delivers Food to Metro Detroiters Doorsteps” — Laura Herberg


Consumer/Watchdog/Investigative Reporting

First Place: 2020 Voter Information Center — WDET


Education Reporting

Second Place: “Home For Weeks, Families Adjust to New Reality” — Laura Herberg, Sascha Raiyn


Environment Reporting

First Place: “Metro Detroit Reacts to ‘Green Ooze’ Contaminant With Humor, Concern” — Laura Herberg, Russ McNamara


Feature Reporting

Second Place: “The Art of Losing Someone” — Ryan Patrick Hooper


General News Reporting

Second Place: “The DIA Millage Is Up For Renewal. Here’s What Students, Seniors Who Benefit Think” — Laura Herberg
Third Place: “Tlaib vs. Jones: 13th Congressional Primary Pits ‘Squad’ Member Against City Council President” — Quinn Klinefelter
Fourth Place: “For Michigan Voters, Historic Election Is About the Man In the White House” — Quinn Klinefelter


Health Reporting

First Place: COVID Survivors Series — Laura Herberg
Second Place: “Homeless During COVID-19: ‘I Wash My Hands If I Can Find Water. I Don’t Want to Die.’” — Laura Herberg


News Special and Documentary

Second Place: Whitmer Kidnapping Plot SpecialWDET News


Newscast

First Place: WDET News 6 a.m. 3/11/20 — Pat Batcheller
Second Place: WDET News 5 a.m. 6/1/20 — Pat Batcheller
Third Place: WDET News 5 a.m. 7/24/20 — Pat Batcheller


Racial Justice Reporting

Second Place: “‘Kneel With Us’: Four Nights In, Detroit Protestors, Police Fight For Narrative” — Eli Newman


Sports Reporting

Second Place: “Tigers Enter Spring Training With High Expectations for 2020” — Pat Batcheller


Spot or Breaking News Coverage

Second Place: Plot Discovered to Kidnap Governor Whitmer — WDET News


Digital Media Presentation

First Place: COVID Diaries — David Leins, Shiraz Ahmed, Meta Stange
Fourth Place: 2020 Voter Information Center — WDET


Engagement Driven Coverage

Third Place: As Census Wraps, These Michigan Women Won’t Let Their Communities Go Uncounted” — Sascha Raiyn, Nargis Rahman, Shiraz Ahmed


Social Media Strategy

Third Place: Great Lakes Now Facebook Watch Parties — Detroit Public Television with Annamarie Sysling


Related:
WDET Wins 10 Awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters
WDET Wins 15 Awards from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors


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