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Awards

Great Lakes Now received three awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters at the Broadcast Excellence Awards for 2019’s work. (Photo credit: Sandra Svoboda)

The Great Lakes Now team is proud to be recognized with the following awards and honors. Click through to see our highlighted works. 

Michigan Emmy Awards 2021

Environment/Science – Short or Long Form Content, “Chicago’s Floating Islands

Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2021

1st Place, Atzenhoefer Award for Environmental Writing, “Got Pike? Huron, Michigan, Ontario, Superior, yes. Erie, not so much

3rd Place, Atzenhoefer Award for Environmental Writing, “Cost of Conservation: Needed systems and equipment can lead to a hefty price tag

Society of Professional Journalists Detroit Chapter Excellence in Journalism Awards 2020

1st Place, Collaborative Coverage, “From Rust to Resilience: What climate change means for Great Lakes cities

1st Place, Videography, “Chicago’s Floating Islands

1st Place, Sports Reporting, “Island Basketball

2nd Place, Environmental Reporting, Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms with “Feeding the Blooms” and “Toxic Algae and the Climate Conundrum

2nd Place, Feature Reporting, “In Isolation … At Aquariums

3rd Place, Social Media Strategy for the Facebook Watch Parties

Michigan Press Association, Better Newspaper Contest 2020

1st Place, Best Website, Open Division

Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Excellence Awards 2020

Mini-Documentary or Series: Best in Category for Great Lakes Now Monthly Program

Use of New Media: Best in Category for Facebook Watch Parties

Independent Producer: Merit Award for “Sinkhole Science,” produced by David Ruck, Great Lakes Outreach Media.

Public Media Awards

1st Place with the NETA Awards – News and Public Affairs Content for the overall Great Lakes Now initiative CLICK HERE

Great Lakes Protection Fund Leadership Award 2020

Winning Work: Great Lakes Now recognized for communication excellence by Great Lakes Protection Fund

Michigan Emmy Awards 2020

Health/Science – Program/Special “The Forever Chemicals

Great Lakes Now’s 2020 Michigan Emmy

 

Society of Professional Journalists Detroit Chapter Excellence in Journalism Awards 2019

Broadcast Categories:

1st Place, Community/Local News Reporting,  “Great Lakes Now: Fatbergs  

1st Place, Environment Reporting, “PFAS and Ann Arbor”  

1st Place, Feature Reporting, “Wrecks Within Reach” 

1st Place, News Special and Documentary, Finding Impact”

2nd Place, Environmental Reporting, “Asian Carp”

2nd Place, News Editing, “PFAS and Zebrafish” 

2nd Place, News Special and Documentary, “The Forever Chemicals”

Online Categories:

1st Place, Community/Local News Reporting, “Growing Pains”

4th Place, Digital-Media Presentation, Landing Page for “The Forever Chemicals” documentary and related coverage 

Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Excellence Awards 2019

Mini-Documentary or Series: Best in Category and News Special or Documentary: Best in Category for “The Forever Chemicals”

News or Public Affairs Special: Best in Category for Great Lakes Now monthly program

Impact Doc Awards

Award of Merit: Documentary Short and Award of Merit: Nature/Environment/Wildlife, “Asian Carp and the Great Lakes”

Award of Merit: Documentary Short. Award of Recognition: Concept. Award of Recognition: Creativity/Originality, You’ve Got Mail

Award of Recognition: Documentary Short. Award of Recognition: Nature/Environment/Wildlife, “Wrecks Within Reach”

Award of Merit Special Mention: Documentary Short. Award of Merit: Health/Medicine/Science, “PFAS in Ann Arbor

Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2020

1st Place, Atzenhoefer Award for Environmental Writing, “Great Lakes Fishery: Commercial vs. Recreational Conflict”

2nd Place Atzenhoefer Award for Environmental Writing: Second Place for “Great Lakes Fishery: The Start of the Industry and the Fall of Fish Populations”

Best Internet Article: First Place for “Lake Erie’s Sturgeon Revival: Biggest Fish Makes its Return to Maumee, Lake Erie

Michigan Emmy Awards 2019

Beneath the Surface: Line 5 Pipeline in the Great Lakes

Tapping the Great Lakes

Society of Professional Journalists Detroit Chapter Excellence in Journalism Awards 2018

1st Place, Environmental, “Beneath the Surface: The Line 5 Pipeline in the Great Lakes”

Beneath the Surface - the Line 5 Pipeline in the Great Lakes 

Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Excellence Awards 2018

News Special or Documentary – Merit for Beneath the Surface: The Line 5 Pipeline in the Great Lakes