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2017 Award Winners with Judges Comments

2017 SPJ Detroit Banquet

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19:

2017 SPJ Detroit Banquet tickets are available for purchase below. The event will honor the best journalism and journalists in Metro Detroit, including the Journalists of the Year and Young Journalist of the Year awards.

When: April 19 -- 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner

Where: San Marino Club, 1685 East Big Beaver Road, Troy

Tickets: $50 each SPJ member & one guest; $60 advance general registration ($70 at the door); $20 Student SPJ members ($35 non-members); and $550 for a table of 10. Proceeds support journalism education.

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UPDATE: 

Contest is now closed. Please stay tuned for details on our awards banquet on April 19.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENT: 8th Annual Show the Love Benefit

 

 

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Photos from the 2016 SPJ Detroit banquet

(Photo Credit:  Eileen Harned) 

SPJ-Lorain Scholarship winners

 

 

SPJ Detroit Celebrates Local Journalists

Congratulations to all of our honorees! 

Photo credit:  Eileen Harned

Below - Longtime Detroit columnists Laura Berman, The Detroit News, and Tom Walsh, Detroit Free Press, were honored at the annual banquet with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Above-- Ron Fonger of The Flint Journal named Journalist of the Year and Michael Martinez of The Detroit  News named Young Journalist of the Year Tuesday night by the Detroit Chapter, Society of  Professional Journalists.

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SPJ Detroit Names Finalists for Journalist of the Year Honors

DETROIT – The Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists today announced finalists for Journalist of the Year honors to be awarded at its annual banquet Tuesday, April 12, at the San Marino Club on Big Beaver Road in Troy.

Finalists for SPJ Detroit’s Journalist of the Year include Ron Fonger, The Flint Journal; Nancy Kaffer, Detroit Free Press; Keith Naughton, Bloomberg News; and Lindsey Smith, Michigan Radio. Young Journalist of the Year finalists are Michael Martinez, The Detroit News, and Jessica Strachan, The News-Herald.

All finalists were selected by a jury of veteran journalists and educators from several news media outlets outside of Metro Detroit.

“This banquet is a celebration of the great journalism that has been produced by Detroit area journalists and news organizations,” said Walter Middlebrook, chapter president and an assistant managing editor of The Detroit News. “We use this opportunity to remind our colleagues of the goals and objectives of SPJ, as we also honor the folks who have been the stalwarts and the future of our industry.”

Longtime Detroit columnists Tom Walsh, Detroit Free Press, and Laura Berman, The Detroit News, also will be honored at the annual banquet with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Walsh and Berman, both of whom retired late last year, had wide followings. Walsh’s business column ranged from interviews with CEOs to stories about small businesses. Berman’s work focused on social issues, with special attention to women and children. She is pursuing a book project.

SPJ Detroit also will present hundreds of Excellence in Journalism awards at the banquet for the best work of metro area journalists during 2015.

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SPJ Banquet: April 12

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