Recognition: Great Lakes Now earns three wins from Michigan Association of Broadcasters

Recognition: Great Lakes Now earns three wins from Michigan Association of Broadcasters
March 10, 2020 GLN Editor

It’s always nice to be recognized.

And Great Lakes Now was – winning three major awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters in the “Public TV” division:

  • Best News Special or Documentary for “The Forever Chemicals,” which told the story of the impact of the PFAS contamination in west Michigan communities
  • Best News or Public Affairs Special for the “Great Lakes Now” monthly show – See all the episodes HERE.
  • Best Mini-Documentary or Series for “The Forever Chemicals”

Watch the award-winning program:

Detroit Public Television, where Great Lakes Now is produced, won three more “Best” awards for the One Detroit public affairs program and two “Merit” recognitions including one for “Mackinac: Our Famous Island.”

Watch that program:

The Impact Doc Awards, an international contest, also recently recognized several Great Lakes Now pieces. Click the link to see the segment and more related work.

Asian Carp and the Great Lakes earned awards of merit in the Documentary Short and Nature/Environment/Wildlife categories. The piece featured Toronto-based Great Lakes Now Contributing Writer Andrew Reeves, who released a book last year about the invasive fish.

You’ve Got Mail earned an award of merit in Documentary Short and awards of recognition for Concept and Creativity/Originality. In this segment, Great Lakes Now Host Ward Detwiler rides along on the J.W. Westcott II, a former tugboat that now delivers mail to freighters on the Detroit River.

Alpena 4 Courtesy of WPBS

Wrecks Within Reach won awards of recognition in Documentary Short and Nature/Environment/Wildlife. The Great Lakes Now team traveled to the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to see how accessible shipwrecks actually are and how a high school class learns more about them.

PFAS in Ann Arbor won awards of merit in Documentary Short and Health/Medicine/Science. MLive Media Group was a partner for that segment, which examined the southeast Michigan city’s problems with drinking water quality due to industrial chemical contamination.

Featured Image: Great Lakes Now received three awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters at the Broadcast Excellence Awards. (Photo credit: Sandra Svoboda)

1 Comment

  1. Dan Alpert 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the recognition of your important and watchable productions!

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