Michigan Radio has won a national Clarion Award from The Association for Women in Communications for the news series “Shooting in Muskegon shed light on hero, and problems.” The series, which originally aired in August 2013, won a Clarion Award in the category of Best Radio Documentary Series.
“Shooting in Muskegon shed light on hero, and problems,” part of Michigan Radio’s State of Opportunity project, was narrated and produced by Michigan Radio reporter Dustin Dwyer. The series took an in-depth look at a story about a gun fight in Muskegon that put children’s lives at risk, and the one woman who ran into the gunfire to save the kids. As she rushed the kids to safety, a bullet struck her in the head.
Since 1972, the Clarion Awards have honored excellence in more than 100 categories across all areas of communications, including advertising & marketing, magazines, newspapers, online media, photography, public relations, radio and television. Also winning a Clarion Award in the Radio Talk Program category was public radio’s The Splendid Table, which can be heard on Michigan Radio at 2:00 pm Sundays.
Michigan Radio’s State of Opportunity project is funded by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.