The annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors broadcast competition has announced winners in the 2021 Michigan APME awards.
In the broadcast category, General Excellence awards for 2021 went to WDIV-TV (Detroit), WDET-FM (Detroit) and WKAR-AM/FM (East Lansing).
Michigan’s Public Radio stations dominated the radio categories in all market sizes. In television, Michigan’s commercial stations placed in first and second place divisions.
Michigan APME’s “Rising Star” broadcast award went to Megan Schellong of WKAR-AM/FM (East Lansing).
The Traverse City Record Eagle won the First Amendment Award. The award is present by Michigan Associated Press Media Editors Board to an individual or news organization that made a distinguished contribution during the previous year on behalf of the First Amendment or Freedom of Information. The recipient committed all necessary resources to overcome obstacles on behalf of the unrestricted flow of information vital to a free society. The newspaper won with its entry, ““CAPS Transparency.”
See the complete list of winning entries here.
TAPME is a nonprofit group of newsroom leaders and journalism educators that works closely with the Associated Press to promote journalism excellence. The Michigan chapter of the APME announced the awards on April 21.