Our journalism wins awards, thanks to you

The Michigan Press Association has just announced their annual best in journalism awards and I couldn’t wait to share the news with you.

Drumroll, please …

News Media Publication of the Year for all local publications in the state: Third Place!

Best Writing in the state:

Third Place for Finding Peace During War

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Finding Peace During War

A decade ago, two enemies in Kalamazoo put down their guns. Following two straight years of record gun violence in the city, their intervention program remains especially vigilant in helping others decide to disarm – or not pick up a gun in the first place.

Honorable Mention for ‘I want justice. That’s what I need.’

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‘I want justice. That’s what I need.’

A mother whose daughter was killed by gunfire as a bystander wants answers and action. In grief, she has to be realistic not optimistic.

(The Detroit Free Press won first and second place)

Feature Story: First Place for Finding Peace During War

News Enterprise Reporting: Third Place for Falsehoods fuel fear underscoring Kalamazoo GOP’s election strategy

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Falsehoods fuel fear underscoring Kalamazoo GOP’s election strategy

The Kalamazoo GOP is using 2020 election misinformation to rally election inspectors for upcoming votes.

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Founder and Publisher

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