2021 Michigan APME-Newspaper Contest

Best Spot News Coverage ( Division III)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Detroit News
    Entry Title: Tragedy in Oxford: Michigan's deadliest school shooting
    Entry Credit: Detroit News staff
    Judge Comment: A solid collection of breaking news stories that clearly explained what was known (updated as more was learned), showed how the community responded and helped parents have difficult conversations with their children that night.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Detroit Free Press
    Entry Title: Free Press coverage of the Oxford school shootings
    Entry Credit: Detroit Free Press Staff
    Judge Comment: The first day narrative was concise and informational without being repetitive. It was clear the whole newsroom pulled together to cover this terrible event.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Detroit News
    Entry Title: Inside House chamber: Gas masks, barricades, an ‘I love you’ text
    Entry Credit: Melissa Nann Burke
    Judge Comment: An incredible piece of first-person journalism made more impressive by the turnaround just hours after experiencing the Jan. 6 attack at the Capitol.