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The 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards Entry System is Open!

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Give your students the chance to get recognized among professionals for the hard work on their excellent Student Broadcasting Award entries! Enter the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards!

But if they don’t enter, they can’t win!

Students can now begin to submit their work online for the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards! Students and staff should join us at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 to receive rewards and recognition for a job well done in front of peers and people who can actually hire them!

Entries now being accepted
Link to Entry System Portal here.

Important Dates
Friday, December 16, 2016
Contest Entry Deadline
All entries must be submitted via the online entry system.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Student Broadcast Awards Presentation & Luncheon
Lansing Center, Lansing MI

Attention Stations!
Check with your local colleges and high schools to be certain that every school with a media production and broadcast journalism curriculum enters this important developmental contest and learning opportunity!

For questions, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF:  clack@michmab.com or 517.484.7444.

The 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards Online Entry System is Now Open!

bea_700Broadcast Excellence Awards Presentation
Wednesday, March 8, 2017!

The Lansing Center
Lansing, MI

Please be on the lookout for information that has been sent to your station about the entry process and awards categories.

Submit your entries here.

The due date for all entries is January 13, 2017. Production and broadcast for all entries must have occurred between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

Has your station won a Broadcast Excellence Award yet? Let this be your break-through year! Imagine the feeling of pride you’ll have for your station and your colleagues as you receive an award in front of industry peers that recognizes your hard work and talent in the broadcasting industry.

Gather your Community Involvement, Newscast, Sportscast, Investigative Stories and more, and get ready to celebrate your station and mingle with others at the most anticipated event of the year!

Entry Fees
MAB or MAPB Member: $45 per entry
Non-Members: $90 per entry

For questions, contact Alisha Clack at 517-484-7444 or email us at awards@michmab.com.

 

Get your Students’ Work in the Hands of Michigan Broadcasters

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By now your students should be hard at work on completing their entries for the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards! The Michigan Student Broadcast Awards are a great way for your students to get their work in front of the professional broadcasters who serve as our judges.  Plus, the entries always serve as great additions to students’ resumes and portfolios.

Anyone can enter!  Schools do not need to have a specific broadcasting curriculum for students to submit their work; it could be a club, English class or a digital media advisor who will sign their application forms.

Back by popular demand is the Current Events Program category in both high school and college. Students can submit a current events program that is no more than five (5) minutes in length. Content should include current or political events. Criteria to be judged on: human interest, subject portrayal and production value.

Important Dates

Friday, December 16, 2016
Contest Entry Deadline
All entries must be submitted via the online entry system (beginning November 4).

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Student Broadcast Awards Presentation & Luncheon
Lansing Center, Lansing MI

For questions, please contact Alisha Clack at the MABF:  clack@michmab.com or 517.484.7444.

Is your Station the next “Station of the Year?”

bea_700The Broadcast Excellence Awards
Wednesday, March 8, 2017!

The Lansing Center
Lansing, MI

This awards ceremony, hosted by the MAB, gives stations a chance to come together to celebrate what we all love about broadcasting-sharing stories that help our local communities. Gather your Community Involvement, Newscast, Sportscast, Investigative Stories entries and more, and get ready to celebrate your station and mingle with others at this most anticipated yearly event!

The 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards are quickly approaching. The due date for all entries is January 13, 2017. Production and broadcast for all entries must have occurred between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Look for category information to be sent to your station soon.

Entry Fees
MAB or MAPB Member: $45 per entry
Non-Members: $90 per entry

For questions, contact Alisha Clack at 517.484.7444 or email us at awards@michmab.com.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards!

Will Your Station be a Winner? The Broadcast Excellence Awards Are Coming!

bea_700Wednesday, March 8, 2017!
The Lansing Center
Lansing, MI

Get your entries ready! The 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards will be here before you know it. The due date for all entries is January 13, 2017. Production and broadcast for all entries must have occurred between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

Gather your Newscast, Sportscast, Investigative Stories and more, and get ready to celebrate your station at this most anticipated yearly event!

Entry Fees
MAB or MAPB Member: $45 per entry
Non-Members: $90 per entry

For questions, contact Alisha Clack at 517.484.7444 or email us at awards@michmab.com.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards!

Are You Ready for the Broadcast Excellence Awards?

bea_700BACK TO MARCH:  Wednesday, March 8, 2017!
The Lansing Center
Lansing, MI

It’s time to start thinking about the professional Broadcast Excellence Awards! The due date for all entries is January 13, 2017. Production and broadcast for all entries must have occurred between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.

Entry Fees
MAB or MAPB Member: $45 per entry
Non-Members: $90 per entry

For questions, contact Alisha Clack at 517.484.7444 or email us at awards@michmab.com.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards!

Michigan Radio wins Third Coast International Audio Award for Flint Documentary

mir-ann-arbor-logo-bwThe Michigan Radio documentary, Not Safe To Drink, has been recognized as an award winner by the Third Coast International Audio Festival.

third-coastThe annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition honors the most creative and compelling audio work being produced worldwide. Michigan Radio’s Not Safe To Drink documentary was selected as one of ten award winners out of more than 550 entries from 17 countries.

The Not Safe to Drink documentary traced the story of the Flint water crisis and how the water in Flint became unsafe to drink, bathe in and use for cooking. The documentary first aired on Michigan Radio in December 2015 and has also aired nationally on public radio’s “Reveal” program.

Michigan Radio was one of the first news outlets to cover the Flint water crisis and this documentary was instrumental in calling attention to the issue. Not Safe to Drink was reported and produced by Lindsey Smith and edited by Sarah Hulett, with reporting help from Michigan Radio‘s Steve Carmody, Rebecca Williams and Mark Brush.

The Third Coast Competition selects winners in categories including Best Documentary, Best New Artist, Radio Impact and Best News Feature. Specific award winners will be revealed at the Third Coast Awards Celebration on November 13 in Chicago.

Look for 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards Info!

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Information has been sent to educational institutions across Michigan and is available on the MAB website about the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards.  If you are a teacher, advisor or professor, please make sure to post the information for your students and help them to participate in this year’s awards program. Students can submit work in several broadcasting categories.

Attention broadcasters:  you can help encourage young people to enter the broadcasting industry by calling area high schools and colleges that you have relationships with and encourage the faculty advisor to have students participate in this year’s awards program.  Schools or colleges need not have a specific broadcasting curriculum; it could be a club, English class or a digital media group.  They just need to have an audio/video program of some kind that is directed by an advisor who will sign their application forms.  You can also help by volunteering to judge these online entries.

Important Dates

Friday, December 16, 2016
Contest Entry Deadline
All entries must be submitted via the online entry system.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Student Broadcast Awards Presentation & Luncheon
Lansing Center, Lansing MI

For questions, please contact Alisha Clack, MAB Foundation Executive Manager of Program and Development: clack@michmab.com or 517.484.7444.

Specs Howard School Wins ACCSC Award

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Proudly displaying their ACCSC award is (L-R) Specs Howard School of Media Arts founder Specs Howard and Dick Kernen, VP of Industry Relations.

On September 21, Southfield-based Specs Howard School of Media Arts was one of a small number of schools in the United States to receive the School of Distinction Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

According to the ACCSC, “This award recognizes accredited member schools that demonstrated a commitment to the expectations and rigors of ACCSC accreditation, as well as a commitment to delivering quality educational programs to students.”

Founder Specs Howard had this to say about the award, “I’m deeply appreciative to the accrediting organization for recognizing us over the years since 1978. We try to run a good, honest and believable school. And, it didn’t happen out of this office. The people who work here; the hours that they put in preparing for the re-accreditation that enabled us to get this award. I think they know who they are and I think they should be very proud because it’s their award. And, I like to stand and take some credit for it, but they should get all of the credit, because the staff did it. Thank you, and congratulations to the staff.”

For over 46 years, the Specs Howard School of Media Arts has been dedicated to teaching students the fundamental skills for entry-level employment in the media industries. What started as a school for radio performance in 1970 has grown into a school for anyone with a creative drive. Specs Howard now offers programs in Graphic Design, Digital Media Arts and Broadcast Media Arts.

 

Murrow Awards Presented to Michigan Stations

Murrow_logo_2016_300On October 10, the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) honored news operations nationwide with the 2016 Edward R. Murrow Awards.  Seven Michigan radio and television stations were recipents of 15 2016 Murrow Awards.

Among the national winners were two Michigan broadcasters (by category/award):

Large Market Radio – News Documentary
Not Safe to Drink
Michigan Radio
Ann Arbor

Large Market Television – Reporting: Sports
Big Ann
WZZM-TV
Grand Rapids

The (regional) Region 7 Awards (by category/award):

Large Market Radio – Continuing Coverage
Lead in Flint Water
Michigan Radio
Ann Arbor

Large Market Radio – Investigative Reporting
Sexual Assault Investigations at MSU: A Broken System; and the Efforts to Fix It
Michigan Radio
Ann Arbor

Large Market Radio – News Documentary
Not Safe To Drink
Michigan Radio
Ann Arbor

Large Market Radio – Reporting: Sports
The Community Finally Got What People Have Been Asking For All Season: A Home Football Game
Michigan Radio
Ann Arbor

Small Market Television – Newscast
Funeral For A Fallen Firefighter
WLNS-TV
Lansing

Small Market Television – Continuing Coverage
Flint Water Emergency
WJRT-TV
Flint

Small Market Television – News Series
Friends For Life: Men’s Health
WLNS-TV
Lansing

Small Market Television – Website
WLNS.com
WLNS-TV
Lansing

Large Market Television – Breaking News
Portland Tornado
WOOD-TV
Grand Rapids

Large Market Television – Continuing Coverage
It’s A Hard Thing To Watch A Man Die
WDIV-TV
Detroit

Large Market Television – Investigative Reporting
Delayed Firefighter Death Benefit
WZZM-TV
Grand Rapids

Large Market Television – Reporting: Sports
Big Ann
WZZM-TV
Grand Rapids

Large Market Television – Writing
Brent Ashcroft
WZZM-TV
Grand Rapids

A complete list of winners is available here.

The award presenters for the gala included Lester Holt, anchor of “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” and “Dateline NBC,” ABC News “Nightline” co-anchor Byron Pitts, ABC News Radio correspondent Aaron Katersky, CBSN anchor Elaine Quijano, RTDNA Chairman Vincent Duffy, and NPR Senior Vice President of News / Editorial Director Michael Oreskes.