2021 Michigan APME-Newspaper Contest

Best Enterprise Reporting ( Division II)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Kalamazoo Gazette
    Entry Title: Finding solutions for Kalamazoo's homeless community
    Entry Credit: Ryan Boldrey
    Judge Comment: Wow. A 10-series story. Unheard of with newsroom shrinking staffs and budgets. I like the personal stories from the homeless people. The videos are a nice touch. Well done!
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Saginaw News
    Entry Title: 8,000 open jobs in mid-Michigan and a labor shortage. The reason is complicated
    Entry Credit: Heather Jordan
    Judge Comment: I like that this topic, which has been covered ad nauseum over the past year, tackled the problem from different angles. Lack of child care, lack of training and a plethora of remote job opportunities looked at in-depth. Great reporting all around.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Traverse City Record-Eagle
    Entry Title: Hospital room to the courtroom
    Entry Credit: Luca Powell
    Judge Comment: This topic is one that likely was of interest to most readers because of the pandemic. This was an interesting read about a timely topic.