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Posted on Sat, Jun 8, 2013 : 2:30 p.m.

MLive Media Group receives 15 1st-place awards from Michigan Associated Press Media Editors

By AnnArbor.com Staff

MLive Media Group recently won 15 first-place awards from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors .

The awards recently were handed out for the 2012 newspaper content competition.

AnnArbor.com is among several publications throughout Michigan in the MLive Media Group. Newspapers include the Bay City Times, Flint Journal, Grand Rapids Press, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Kalamazoo Gazette, Muskegon Chronicle and Saginaw News, while digital editions are located in Lansing and Detroit. MLive Media Group has news teams in both Division 2 and 3.

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This photo of Jake Williams at last year's Ann Arbor Summer Festival won first place for Best Feature Picture.

Jeffrey Smith | AnnArbor.com file photo

AnnArbor.com won four awards: first place for Best Feature Picture, Jeffrey Smith, "Dinosaur Terror"; second place for Best Breaking News, "Dexter Tornado"; third place for Best Sustained Coverage of a Single Sports Event, "Footbrawl"; and third place for Best News Column, "Footbrawl"

Here is a list of the full winners:

1st Place

Best Sustained Coverage of a Single News Event: Meegan Holland, John Barnes, MLive, "Wildfire: Michigan's Massive 'Duck Lake' Blaze"

Best Public Service: MLive, "Distracted Driving: A Deadly Reality"

Best Digital Presence: David Harris, The Flint Journal, "Offbeat by David Harris"

Best Feature Story: Sue Thoms, The Grand Rapids Press, "Family Finds Comfort and Blessings"

Best Editorial: Dave Murray, The Grand Rapids Press, "Michigan Isn't Wisconsin"

Eric Woodyard, The Flint Journal, "Gold: Claressa Shields Brings it Home"

Best Sports Column: Mark Opfermann: The Muskegon Chronicle, "Tim Flahive Retires as Basketball Official"

Best Sustained Coverage of a Single Sports Event: Jackson Citizen Patriot, "Promise Bowl"

Best News Picture: Ryan Garza, The Flint Journal, "Deadly Shooting on Mary Street"

Best News Picture: Emily Zoladz, The Grand Rapids Press, "Sgt. Scott Tatrow Funeral"

Best Feature Picture: Jeffrey Smith, AnnArbor.com, "Dinosaur Terror"

Best Feature Picture: Chris Clark, The Grand Rapids Press, "Give Me 5"

Best Sports Picture: Sean Proctor, Jackson Citizen Patriot, "Halftime Chat"

Best Picture Story: Chris Clark, The Grand Rapids Press, "Charlotte Ponce's Operation,"

Best PIcture Story: Hannah Potes, Jackson Citizen Patriot, "Christopher Klavon Helps Others Heal"

2nd Place

Best Sustained Coverage of a Single News Event: MLive, "Judgment Day for Michigan's Juvenile Lifers"

Best Public Service: MLive, "Uneasy Riders"

Division II: Best Feature Story: Justin Engel, The Bay City Times, "The War Room"

Best Sports Enterprise: Scott DeCamp, Kalamazoo Gazette, "Life on Track”

Best News Column: Dave Murray, The Grand Rapids Press, "Michigan Education Department"

Best News Column: Andrew Heller, The Flint Journal, "Sam Goes to College and Dad's Not Ready"

Best Breaking News: AnnArbor.com, "Dexter Tornado"

Best News Picture: Jon Garcia, The Saginaw News, "Firefighters Enter Burning Vacant House"

Best Feature Picture: Colleen Harrison, The Bay City Times, "Haunted Temple Preparations"

Best Feature Picture: Cory Morse, The Grand Rapids Press, "ArtPrize Lights in the Night"

Best Sports Picture: J. Scott Park, Jackson Citizen Patriot, "Early Injury"

Best Picture Story: Libby March, The Muskegon Chronicle, "Electrified"

Best Investigative Reporting: Julie Mack, Kalamazoo Gazette, "Schoolcraft Football Coach"

3rd Place

Best Sustained Coverage of a Single News Event: The Grand Rapids Press, "Crane Collapse"

Best Public Service: Kalamazoo Gazette, "Debates for Kalamazoo County Offices"

Best Digital Presence: John Serba, The Grand Rapids Press, "Project Mayhem"

Best Informational Graphics or Illustrations: The Grand Rapids Press, "ArtPrize 2012"

Best Editorial: The Grand Rapids Press, "Bring Back the Mandate" Ross Maghielse, The Flint Journal, "State Wrestling Finals"

Best Sports Column: Eric Woodyard, The Flint Journal, "Flint Legend Terry Furlow"

Best Sports Column: Ansar Khan, MLive, "Amazing Career of Red Wings' Nicklas Lidstrom"

Best Sustained Coverage of a Single Sports Event: AnnArbor.com, "Footbrawl"

Best News Column: AnnArbor.com, "Footbrawl"

Best News Column: Clayton Hardiman, The Muskegon Chronicle,

"The Power of Goodwill to Transform Us is the Hope of Christmas Day"

Best Breaking News: Justin Engel, The Bay City Times, "Bay County Commissioners Brawl"

Best News Picture: Cory Morse, The Grand Rapids Press, "Comforting Driver"

Best Sports Picture: Nikole Hanna, The Muskegon Chronicle, "Red Card"

Best Picture Story: Ryan Garza, The Flint Journal, "Flint's Golden Girl"

Comments

Dog Guy

Sun, Jun 9, 2013 : 12:19 a.m.

The entertainment industry has so very many awards and ceremonies.

Kai Petainen

Sat, Jun 8, 2013 : 6:55 p.m.

cool stuff. congrats! Best Feature Picture: Jeffrey Smith, AnnArbor.com, "Dinosaur Terror" Curious... what does that picture look like?

Kai Petainen

Tue, Jun 11, 2013 : 2:54 a.m.

Thanks! Wow... that's a seriously wild/cool photo. Love the kids expression.

Bob Needham

Mon, Jun 10, 2013 : 7:39 p.m.

Kai, we've added the original photo to this post. It was from an event at last year's Ann Arbor Summer Festival. thanks!