2021 Michigan APME-Newspaper Contest

Best Public Service ( Division II)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Kalamazoo Gazette
    Entry Title: Asthma is killing Kalamazoo family living near a stinking factory. Now the state is studying asthma in the neighborhood.
    Entry Credit: Brad Devereaux
    Judge Comment: Perfect example of what public service journalism is — going to the doors of disadvantaged community members and giving them a platform to voice concerns, when likely no one else will. Excellent work.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Traverse City Record-Eagle
    Entry Title: Left in the Dark
    Entry Credit: Record-Eagle staff
    Judge Comment: Shining a light on state officials delaying notification of a public health crisis, and giving those affected a voice, this is an ideal example of what public service journalism should be.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Ann Arbor News
    Entry Title: Scio Township government plagued by conflict
    Entry Credit: Lucas Smolcic Larson
    Judge Comment: Great accountability journalism involving public officials. Conduct like this could easily go unnoticed if not for your reporter's diligent work.