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 DETROIT, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Finalists in the 28th annual Michigan Excellence in Journalism competition were announced today by the sponsoring Detroit Press Club Foundation.
 They represent 17 newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, according to foundation president, Joe Weaver, editorial director of Detroit station WJBK-TV. Winners will be announced and receive a total of $6,000 in cash prizes at the foundation's awards reception Friday, May 7, in Detroit's RenCen Convention Center.
 News media represented by the finalists include: Newspapers - The Ann Arbor News, Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, The Flint Journal, Kalamazoo Gazette, The Oakland Press; General Interest Magazines - Detroit Monthly; Special Interest Publications - Car and Driver Magazine, Corporate Detroit Magazine; Radio stations - WJR (Detroit), WWJ (Detroit), Michigan Public Radio (Lansing); Television stations - WDIV-TV (Detroit), WJBK-TV (Detroit), WXYZ-TV (Detroit), WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids), Michigan Public Broadcasting (Lansing).
 Judging panels of print and broadcast journalists in Baltimore, Boston, Hollywood, Houston, Los Angeles and St. Louis, and faculty members of the University of Nebraska's College of Journalism in Lincoln, selected the finalists from among more than 350 entries.
 Each first-place winner in the contest's 12 categories receives a $500 cash prize with plaques going to the runners-up. In addition, the foundation's Medallion for Public Service will be presented to the winning publication or station. Precise order of finish in each category will be announced at the reception. Cash awards totaling $2,300 also will be presented to the winning collegiate journalists who were announced previously.
 Finalists in the 1993 Michigan Excellence in Journalism competition:
 FOUNDATION MEDALLION: "Children in the Crossfire," Detroit Free Press Staff; "Smoke Detector Campaign," WXYZ-TV.
 NEWSPAPER REPORTING: "Joint Accounts," Marla Dickerson, The Detroit News; "Who Speaks for Black America?" Janice Hayes, Trevor Coleman, Linda Jones, Angelo Henderson, Ellyn Ferguson, The Detroit News; "GM at the Crossroads," Joseph Szczesny, The Oakland Press.
 FEATURE WRITING: "The Huron," Karl Leif Bates and Alan Bliss, the Ann Arbor News; "Jimmy Hoffa Story," Jack Kresnak and Joe Swickard, Detroit Free Press; "One Lethal Weapon," Kim Crawford, The Flint Journal.
 PHOTOGRAPHY: "Ferocious Fire," Vaughn Gurganian, The Oakland Press;

"Reaching for Independence," Patricia Beck, Detroit Free Press; "Lost Memories," Tim Thompson, The Oakland Press.
 TELEVISION REPORTING: "Malice Green Beating," WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 News; "Rochester Explosion," WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 News; "Leslie Allen William Confesses," The Newsbeat Team, WDIV-TV.
 TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY: "Diagnosis for Dollars," Producer Michael Voris and Reporter Rich Fisher, WJBK-TV; "Monsters Among Us," Anne Thompson and Patrick Maday, WDIV-TV; "Michigan at Risk - The Engler Report Card," Executive Producer Donovan Reynolds and Producer/Director Lisa Witting, Michigan Public Broadcasting.
 VIDEOGRAPHY: "High School Coach," Bob Deming, WDIV-TV; "Lost in the Shuffle," Jim Stanhope, WDIV-TV; "The Conductress," Dick Custin and David LeFurge-McLeod, WZZM-TV.
 RADIO REPORTING: "Serial Killer," WJR News Team; "Rooming House Fire," WWJ News Team; "Rochester Explosion," WWJ News Team.
 RADIO DOCUMENTARY: "Shifting Gears," Raphael Betanzos, Dick Haefner, Joan Siefert, Dan Streeter, Ann Thomas, Pat Vitale, WJR; "Disabled Parenting - The Earls Story," Roger Adams, Michigan Public Radio; "A Generation at Risk," WWJ News Team.
 GENERAL INTEREST MAGAZINE: "The Anatomy Lesson," Ric Bohy, Detroit Monthly; "Marshall Fredericks," Veronica Pasfield, Detroit Monthly; "In Justice's Halls," Ric Bohy, Detroit Monthly.
 SPECIAL INTEREST PUBLICATIONS: "Spin-And-Pin School," Steven Cole Smith, Car and Driver Magazine; "The Power and the Glory," Brock Yates, Car and Driver Magazine; "McGriff's Lesson Plan," Lynn Waldsmith, Corporate Detroit Magazine.
 PRINT EDITORIAL/COMMENTARY: "Legislative Leaders Should Join Real World," Mary Tift, Kalamazoo Gazette; "Jim Ricci on Ahmad Abdur Rahman," James Ricci, Detroit Free Press; "Society's Throwaway Kids Keep Dying," Betty De Ramus, The Detroit News.
 BROADCAST EDITORIAL: "Parole System," Alan Frank and Thomas LoCicero, WDIV-TV; "Responsible Government," Joe Weaver and Steve Antoniotti, WJBK-TV; "Street Talk," Dan Streeter, Radio Station WJR.
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 /CONTACT: Wayne Klein of Wayne Klein Communications, 313-642-0001, for Detroit Press Club Foundation/

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