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MAB: “Local Journalists Are a Conduit Between Government and the Public”

(L-R) WDIV-TV (Detroit) News Director Kim Voet; MAB President Elect Sam Klemet; Michigan Radio (Ann Arbor) News Director Vincent Duffy

Michigan broadcasters shared the importance of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and access to public records with the Michigan House Oversight Committee on Thursday (10/14). “Local journalists are a conduit between government and the public and it’s essential that they have access to public records to protect the promise of transparency and accountability by…

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WKAR Launches New Podcast: “Life, Meet Tech”

Prabu David

WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University has announced (10/13) the launch of “Life, Meet Tech,” a new weekly podcast exploring the ways in which our daily lives intersect with technology and the impact technology has on us. The podcast is hosted by social scientist and technology enthusiast Prabu David, dean of the College of…

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WXSP-TV Begins Live Local Hockey Team Coverage

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This Friday night (10/15), Nexstar Media’s WXSP-TV (Grand Rapids)(sister station to WOOD-TV) begins airing the home games of the Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey Team.  A total of 10 home games will air live on the station this season. The Griffins are the AHL affiliate to the NHL Detroit Red Wings. Griffins announcer Bob Kaser returns…

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WILX-TV Holds Telethon To Find Bell Ringer Volunteers

WILX Anchor/Reporter Maureen Halliday

This past Wednesday (10/13), Gray Television’s WILX-TV held a different type of telethon; one that wasn’t intended to directly raise money, but rather intended to find volunteers in the community to help the Salvation Army this upcoming hollday season.  Every year, Salvation Army volunteers are out ringing bells and collecting toys to help make sure…

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Big Ten Conference Announces The Lisa Byington Award


The Big Ten Conference announced last week (10/7) that it will recognize a female student broadcaster each year with the introduction of the Lisa Byington Award. Michigan native Byington, a graduate of Portage Northern High School and Northwestern University has been called “a trailblazer in the industry.” She was just named the first woman to…

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Al Allen Inducted Into 2021 Class of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame

2021 Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame Inductee Al Allen, who retired from WJBK-TV in 2012.

On October 10, Al Allen, a radio and TV reporter on the streets of Detroit for 50 years, joined 6 other journalists with induction into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Conference Center. Allen moved to Detroit from his hometown in Little Rock, Arkansas and started…

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Former Congressman Dale Kildee Has Died

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Former Michigan Rep. Dale Kildee, who represented his hometown of Flint and the surrounding area in Congress for 36 years, died Wednesday (10/13) at 92. His death was announced by his nephew, Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI 5th District), who succeeded him after his 2012 retirement. Dale Kildee, also a Democrat, was elected to the House…

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