WDET Wins Five Awards from the SPJ-DetroitChapterApril 18, 2008
DETROIT - April 18, 2008 - The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Detroit Chapter honored WDET 101.9FM Detroit Public Radio this week with five awards recognizing the excellence of the WDET newsroom. WDET won the following:
First Place - Investigative Reporting
Detroit 1967 - A Turning Point (a 13-piece documentary series)
First Place - General News Reporting:
Warren Series (a week-long series on the City of Warren)
Second Place - Features Reporting:
Mackinac Schools (Noah Ovshinsky, reporter)
Third Place - Newscast
September 24, 2007 (Amy Miller, anchor)
Third Place - Spot News Reporting
GM Strike (Craig Fahle/Jerome Vaughn, reporters)
"We are very proud of the work we do everyday in the WDET newsroom," said Jerome Vaughn, WDET News Program Director. "We are able to provide extensive coverage of local news because of the tremendous support we receive from our listeners. We share these awards with them."
These most recent awards from the SPJ add to the many honors WDET has received this year. WDET received four awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) for Community Involvement, Mini-Documentary/Series, Special Programming and Membership Appeals. WDET also received four awards from the Michigan Associated Press for Best Spot News, Best News Documentary, General Excellence, and Newscast.
WDET is a community service of Wayne State University.