It's a great honor to be recognized by your peers.
In the world of journalism, Plastics News' peers are other journalists. So it's a pleasure to report that our team has been honored this year with 14 awards, which is the most we've ever earned in one year.
The most recent announcement came last night from the Detroit Society of Professional Journalists. These are awards that recognize excellent work done by newspapers, magazines, TV, radio and websites based in the Detroit metro area.
Plastics News staffers have seven winners in the Detroit SPJ Excellence in Journalism contest for 2016. They include:
Cathy Kavanaugh, first place, “Solar shingle business heats up: Competitors pick up Dow solar shingle sales.”
Bill Bregar, second place, “Back in the Groove,” his feature on the German company making vinyl record presses.
Bill Bregar, first place, “Murdough back in the toy game”
Cathy Kavanaugh, second place, for her ongoing coverage of JM Eagle's offer of free plastic pipe to Flint, Mich.
Steve Toloken, third place, for his coverage of international plastics recycling issues.
Don Loepp, third place, PN editorials.
Brennan Lafferty, honorable mention, What Keeps you Up at Night?