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May 4, 2022

WKAR News earns top Michigan APME Awards for 2021

The radio news team at WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University has earned the Outstanding News Operation award from Michigan Associated Press Media Editors for 2021. The team at the public broadcasting station serving mid-Michigan earned eleven first place and five second place awards and WKAR’s Megan Schellong received the Rising Star Award for 2022.

APME is a nonprofit group of newsroom leaders and journalism educators that works closely with the Associated Press to promote journalism excellence. The Michigan chapter of the APME announced the awards on April 21.

“I'm so proud of the recognition that the WKAR News team has earned,” said Drew Henderson, WKAR senior director of broadcast operations. “Local journalism is essential, and listener support makes our news coverage possible.”

“From investigating the soaring price of daycare to a virtual trip through Lansing, the diverse list of winning pieces emphasizes our commitment to community news in the capital region,” said Karel Vega, WKAR News managing editor. “And Megan Schellong’s Rising Star win highlights our ability to foster skilled new talent at WKAR.”

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