2021 Michigan APME-Newspaper Contest

Best Investigative Reporting ( Division II)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Traverse City Record-Eagle
    Entry Title: Antrim County election lawsuit
    Entry Credit: Mardi Link
    Judge Comment: This reporter tackled an important topic with national implications. This coverage was thorough, balanced and provided readers information that is relevant and disturbing at the same time.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Ann Arbor News
    Entry Title: One year later: How a Washtenaw County condo community became one man’s warzone
    Entry Credit: Nathan Clark
    Judge Comment: Reporter's dogged pursuit gave the community a fuller explanation of a tragic event and the efforts of first responders who prevented the outcome from being even worse.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Ann Arbor News
    Entry Title: Ann Arbor City Council FOIA stories
    Entry Credit: Ryan Stanton
    Judge Comment: This is a great example of news coverage that causes public officials to re-think decisions about withholding information from the public.