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Bridge earns fourth straight Michigan Newspaper of the Year award

Bridge Magazine earned its fourth straight Michigan "Newspaper of the Year" award Thursday night from the Michigan Press Association.

Bridge earned 30 MPA journalism prizes altogether, including five first-place awards in open-class competition against every newspaper in the state. Among them: MPA's prestigious Public Service Award for "The Battle for Fact-Driven Politics," Bridge's year-long, full-staff watchdog coverage of the 2018 statewide elections.

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"We are honored and humbled to earn recognition in competition with extremely hard-working professional journalists statewide," said Center for Michigan / Bridge Magazine President and CEO John Bebow. "Professional journalism is certainly changing, but it's far from dead. At Bridge, we're extremely grateful to the generous philanthropic supporters and thousands of donating readers who drive our nonprofit journalism every day."

In addition to the Public Service Award, Bridge earned four other first-place honors in open-class competition with all other statewide publications, including:

In other open-class competition, Bridge earned:

In the large weekly newspaper competition, Bridge swept four awards categories, taking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes in News Enterprise Reporting, Business/Agriculture Reporting, Feature Writing, and Photo Story.

Bridge also earned 1st, 2nd, and Honorable Mention awards in the Government/Education News category and 1st and 2nd place awards for Special Section. Along with additional 1st Place awards for Spot News Reporting, Column Writing, Feature Photo, and News Photo.

The full rundown of Bridge's awards in the large weekly newspaper competition...

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