Michigan Radio was recognized yesterday with several awards from the Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
The station received a first place award in the Radio: Investigative Reporting category for “Sexual assault investigations at MSU: a broken system, and the efforts to fix it.” In the report, the Michigan Radio team of Joe Linstroth and Kate Wells investigated allegations of problems with Michigan State University’s handling of sexual assault cases.
Michigan Radio’s Lindsey Smith also received a first place award in the Radio: Documentary category for “Not Safe to Drink,” which told the story of the Flint water crisis. Lindsey Smith was also a finalist for the Journalist of the Year award, which was presented to Ron Fonger of the Flint Journal.
Michigan Radio reporter Lester Graham took third place for “A Detroit mom’s journey from welfare to the workforce” in the Radio: Feature Story category.
The awards were presented April 12 at the Detroit SPJ’s annual banquet. The Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists recognizes the Detroit area's top print, online, radio and television journalists.