C & G writers earn MPA honors

C&G Newspapers | Published February 11, 2019

 C & G Staff Writers Nick Mordowanec and K. Michelle Moran recently won awards in the Michigan Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest.

C & G Staff Writers Nick Mordowanec and K. Michelle Moran recently won awards in the Michigan Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest.

A pair of C & G Newspapers staff writers were honored recently for their reporting.

Nick Mordowanec, of the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle, and K. Michelle Moran, of the Grosse Pointe Times, picked up a handful of awards Jan. 31 at the Michigan Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in the Weekly/News Media A category.

Mordowanec won first place in an open category for the entire state for “Best Coverage of the Opiate Epidemic in Michigan.” He also won honorable mention awards for a pair of stories in the Enterprise Reporting and Spot News Story categories for “Untouchable Reynolds guilty of 14 bribery, conspiracy charges” and “Fraser mayor, acting mayor removed from office,” respectively. The next day, Mordowanec was a recipient of a statewide Media Advocate honor from the Michigan Recreation and Park Association for his coverage of parks and recreation in Clinton Township.

Moran also won a pair of awards from the MPA. She won second and third place in the Spot News Story category for “Beloved late Philomena pastor remembered as ‘a man for others’” and “Duck rescue tale has a storybook ending,” respectively.