Great Lakes Echo to receive "Great Laker" award

Posted on: October 11, 2011

The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism is receiving a "Great Laker" award from the Healing our Waters Coalition Thursday, Oct. 13 in Detroit.

Four international organizations are holding their annual and biennial meetings simultaneously as part of Great Lakes Week in Detroit. The Great Lakes Echo has been covering it in loose partnership with Detroit Public Television.

Great Lakes Echo, under the direction of David Poulson at the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University, has been a leader in regional reporting on Great Lakes issues. Great Lakes Echo produces compelling, original, investigative reporting and commentary on local and regional environmental issues- and provides it at no cost to other news outlets, filling a vital role at a time when many traditional media outlets are cutting back on environmental reporting. Great Lakes Echo has covered issues as diverse as restoring the Detroit River shoreline to the dangers posed by failing septic systems. As a region-wide news service, the Great Lakes Echo is second to none in providing broad and thoughtful coverage on issues that impact the health and well-being of the Great Lakes ecosystem.

The organization giving the award is the Healing Our Waters Coalition. A link to their site is here:

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