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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 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

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 2020

Broadcast Categories:

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

Environment Reporting, 1st Place – Great Lakes Now: PFAS and Ann Arbor , 2nd Place – Great Lakes Now: Asian Carp 

Feature Reporting, 1st Place – Wrecks Within Reach 

News Editing, 2nd Place – Great Lakes Now: PFAS and Zebrafish 

News Special and Documentary— 1st Place – Great Lakes Now: Finding Impact , 2nd Place – Great Lakes Now: The Forever Chemicals 

Online Categories:

Community/Local News Reporting, 1st place – Growing Pains by Lorraine Boissoneault

Digital-Media Presentation, 4th place – 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 Great Lakes Now: The Forever Chemicals

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

 

Impact Doc Awards

Asian Carp and the Great Lakes

Award of Merit: Documentary Short and Award of Merit: Nature / Environment / Wildlife

You’ve Got Mail

Award of Merit: Documentary Short. Award of Recognition: Concept. Award of Recognition: Creativity / Originality

Wrecks Within Reach

Award of Recognition: Documentary Short. Award of Recognition: Nature / Environment / Wildlife

PFAS in Ann Arbor

Award of Merit Special Mention: Documentary Short. Award of Merit: Health / Medicine / Science

 

Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2020

Atzenhoefer Award for Environmental Writing: First Place for Great Lakes Fishery: Commercial vs. Recreational Conflict

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 2019

1st Place – 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