The Michigan Press Association Foundation has launched the Wade H. McCree Jr. Awards for the Advancement of Justice to recognize Michigan broadcast, print and online journalists whose work fosters greater public understanding of the values of our legal and judicial systems.
The awards are named for Judge McCree, who was dedicated to advancing a greater understanding of the role of a free press in a free society. During a remarkable career that included service as a federal judge, law professor and Solicitor General of the United States, he touched the lives of millions of Americans. Judge McCree was an early and dedicated supporter of the establishment of the Advancement of Justice Awards. The awards were renamed the Wade H. McCree Jr. Awards for the Advancement of Justice in his honor in 1987.
To be eligible, journalistic work must be published, broadcast and/or posted between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016. The work must inform and educate citizens about the role of the law, the courts, law enforcement agencies, or the legal profession in society. The work could also disclose practices in need of improvement and encourage legal and legislative efforts to reform or modernize laws, courts, and law enforcement agencies.
Entries may consist of feature or news articles, analyses, editorials, or combinations of these. In the broadcast category, documentaries, educational or editorial programs may be submitted. Any Michigan newspaper, news service, news syndicate or network, magazine, television or radio station or legal publication, or any employees of such entities are eligible to enter. There is no charge for entering.
Entry deadline February 3, 2017. Enter here.
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