Hour Detroit Magazine Receives Recognition at Society of Professional Journalists 2018 Excellence in Journalism Awards Celebration

Troy-based Hour Detroit brought home 14 honors from the annual Society of Professional Journalists – Detroit Chapter (SPJ) 2018 Excellence in Journalism Awards celebration. 

Reviewed by journalists from other SPJ chapters, the Excellence in Journalism Awards recognize outstanding achievements in print, broadcast, photo and online journalism across southeastern Michigan.

Hour Detroit was honored in the following categories:

  • Cover Design: First Place — Detroit 1967: From the Ashes (May 2017); Carolyn Chin Watson
  • Cover Design: Second Place — City Guide, Hidden Detroit (April 2017); Carolyn Chin Watson and Jacqui Oakley (illustrator)
  • Feature Story: First Place— Detroit 1967: A Look Back (May 2017); Richard Bak , Sydnee Thompson, and Steve Wilke
  • Sports Reporting: First Place— War on Wheels (March 2017); Lexi Trimpe
  • Personality Profile: First Place— Life After Innocence – Davontae Sanford (July 2017); Jeff Waraniak
  • Personality Profile: Third Place— Our Kids Ruined a Perfectly Good Band — the Hard Lessons (December 2017); Lou Blouin
  • Headline Writing: First Place — The Lamb Down Under, The Naming of the Brews, The French Confection, Anarchy and Ashes, Ivan the Talented (various issues); Steve Wilke
  • Magazine Spread Design: First Place — The Beautiful Game – Fashion (May 2017); Carolyn Chin Watson and Lians Jadan (photographer)
  • Magazine Spread Design: Honorable Mention— Remodeling Suburbia (November 2017); Carolyn Chin Watson and Jennifer Choi
  • Magazine Spread Design: Honorable Mention— War on Wheels (March 2017); Carolyn Chin Watson and Josh Scott (photographer)
  • Editorial Writing: Second Place — Detroit’s Unsudden Scene (August 2017); Lou Blouin and Starex Smith (aka “The Hungry Black Man”)
  • Explanatory Story: Third Place— 100,000 Points of Data (October 2017); Steve Wilke and Alexa Stanard
  • Feature Photography: Third Place— Cash Course (November 2017); Carolyn Chin Watson and Hayden Stinebaugh (photographer)
  • Localization of a National Story: Third Place— Remodeling Suburbia (November 2017); Lou Blouin

For more information, please visit www.spjdetroit.org  and www.hourdetroit.com.


About Hour Detroit Magazine

Hour Detroit magazine is brought to you by Hour Media, publishers of DBusinessDetroit Home, and Metro Detroit Weddings. Hour Media also publishes the Metropolitan Detroit Guest and Resource GuideThe Metropolitan Dining Guide and a variety of custom publications. To subscribe to Hour Detroit, call 248-588-1851 or visit www.hourdetroit.com.