- Investigative Reporting: Andrew Blok, Gina Navaroli, Meredith Katz & Claire Moore, 3rd place for “Coal Ash contamination common across the Great Lakes” and three related articles
- Multimedia Reporting: Kelsi Kroll, 3rd place, for “Mowing milkweed means more monarchs”
- Column-Review: Andrew Blok, 3rd place, for “Microscopic changes could mean big things for Great Lakes”
- News Story: Anntaninna Biondo, honorable mention for “Poll shows Indigenous people more aware of Great Lakes threats”
- Feature Story: Andrew Blok, honorable mention, for “Cuyahoga cleanup means it’s safer to eat Cuyahoga fish”
It is the first time Great Lakes Echo has entered the statewide competition.
The Journalism School’s Capital News Service later redistributed some of those stories to about 30 newspapers and online news outlets across Michigan.
The president of the Michigan Collegiate Press Association, Professor Joanne Williams of Olivet College, said, “It is more important than ever to recognize and encourage good, impactful journalism. That is what our college newspapers are doing, and with support and recognition from contests and professionals in the field, that will continue.”