WXYZ’s winning entry aired in October and explored the issues voters were facing in the election and the role the African American vote might have on the future of Michigan.
WXYZ, the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in Detroit, earned a Salute to Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists at the NABJ’s annual convention and career fair on Saturday.
Spotlight on the News: Inside Michigan’s African American Vote, earned the award in the television top 15 market category for public affairs interview/discussion.
The show was produced and hosted by WXYZ and WMYD Editorial and Community Affairs Director, Chuck Stokes.
The NABJ awards honor exemplary coverage of African-Americans and highlight the work of media organizations and individuals involved in digital, print, television, radio, photojournalism, podcasting and public relations/marketing categories.
WXYZ’s winning entry aired in October 2018 and explored the issues voters were facing in the election and the role the African-American vote might have on the future of Michigan.
“The show was an innovative approach to create relevant content for our viewers,” said Mike Murri, WXYZ’s general manager.
The show included conversations with political experts, award-winning journalists, civil rights activists, religious leaders and the leaders of Michigan’s Democratic and Republican parties.
Click here to watch the special on WXYZ’s website.
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