Metro Detroit: Newsmakers April 25, 2007




Detroit Free Press:

In an unexpected announcement Tuesday, Detroit public television station WTVS-TV (Channel 56) board of trustees announced it had accepted immediately the resignation of president and general manager Steven R. Antoniotti, who led the station since 1995. In a news release, the board said Antoniotti "tendered his resignation because of an acknowledged failure to comply with station requirements, unrelated to financial matters"... Detroit Public TV president quits (Wed, 4/25)

Michigan Radio Wins Ten 2006 Michigan Associated Press Awards

Michigan Radio, the public radio service from the University of Michigan, received ten awards from the Michigan Associated Press for news coverage in 2006.

All entries aired between January 1 and December 31, 2006.

“On behalf of the Michigan Radio News team, we are very pleased to receive these acknowledgements of excellence from the Associated Press,” said Director of Broadcasting Steve Schram. “Receiving these important awards is a credit to our news team, who are unfailingly committed to generating meaningful and important news reports for listeners across the state.”

These awards follow the February and March announcements by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters that Michigan Radio has been named Public Station of the Year and received nine 2006-2007 MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards.

Michigan Radio received Michigan AP Awards for 2006 in the following categories:

“Best of” awards:
o Best News Documentary - Michigan Radio News Staff for “Election Series”
o Best Newscast - Jennifer Guerra for her newscast on November 16, 2006
o Best Individual Reporting - Tracy Samilton
o Best Spot News - Dustin Dwyer for “Ford’s Outside Guy”
o Best Hard News - Dustin Dwyer for “Michigan Radio Investigation”

Individual Honorable Mentions:
o News Documentary - Dustin Dwyer for “Clean Car Series”
o Individual Reporting - Dustin Dwyer
o Feature Story - Jennifer Guerra for “Poetry Slam”

Station awards:
o General Excellence - Michigan Radio in News Among Non-Commercial Stations

All entries aired between January 1 and December 31, 2006.







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