Metro Detroit: Newsmakers April 7, 2010




WDIV honored with 2010 Murrow Award for Overall Excellence

WDIV-TV Local 4 has been honored for excellence in journalism by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). The station is a proud recipient of a coveted 2010 Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence in news coverage.

RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. The Edward R. Murrow Award is considered one of the most prestigious awards a news organization can achieve, embodying the spirit of excellence in journalism.

WDIV Local 4 News won the top award for overall Outstanding Excellence in Region 7 of the large market TV category and is the only station in Southeast Michigan to receive a 2010 Morrow award.



Michigan Radio to explore life of "Muslims in Michigan"

Michigan Radio (WUOM FM 91.7 Ann Arbor / WFUM FM 91.1 Flint / WVGR FM 104.1 Grand Rapids) is partnering with the University of Michigan Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies to launch a new project examining the religious, ethnic, and social lives of the state's diverse Muslim population. This "Muslims in Michigan" initiative will consist of a five-part radio series, film events, speakers, and a community conversation.

The Muslims in Michigan radio series, which airs April 12-16, will explore topics such as sharia law, halal meats, and the construction of a new mosque in Grand Rapids. Additionally, Michigan Radio's reporters will profile individual Muslims who have recently converted to Islam. The series will include contributions by reporters Jennifer Guerra, Sarah Hulett, and Dustin Dwyer. The station will broadcast these reports all next week during Morning Edition at approximately 6:20 and 8:20 am, and during All Things Considered between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

The Muslims in Michigan Community Conversation supplementing this radio series will take place on Thursday, April 15, at 7 pm at the Arthur Miller Theater on the University of Michigan's North Campus. This event will be an opportunity for listeners and members of the community to learn more about Michigan's Muslim population. Information about this event, and others associated with this project, can be found at



Crain's Detroit Business:

Detroit Public TV has acquired a $1.5 million high definition truck and mobile studio. The 35-foot Ford F650 vehicle was purchased thanks to funding from local nonprofits the Kresge Foundation and the Hudson-Webber Foundation. The truck includes a mobile studio outfitted with the latest in video and audio production technology. The vehicle also carries a diesel generator for areas without electrical service. Jeff Forster, vice president for production and station enterprises at Detroit Public Television, said that the mobile studio will allow the station to do more work from the field. . "The truck will allow us to reflect the culture and arts that goes on in Southeast Michigan," he said... Detroit Public TV acquires HD production truck (Wed, 4/7)



WJR's Frank Beckmann Show to broadcast from Detroit Opera House for Tigers' opening day

News/Talk 760 WJR's Frank Beckmann Show (Weekdays 9am-Noon) will broadcast live on Friday, April 9th from the Cadillac Café at the Detroit Opera House located at 1526 Broadway in Detroit, directly across the street from Comerica Park to help kick off MLB baseball in Detroit for 2010.







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