The Milwaukee Independent earned eight distinctions on May 6 from the Milwaukee Press Club for Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism, during the virtual ceremony of its 2022 Gridiron Awards.
The journalism honors follow four consecutive years of double digit recognition for the daily news magazine – two during a pandemic, in competition against all major media outlets in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin.
Founded in 1885, the Milwaukee Press Club is the oldest continuously operating press club in North America. The 8 awards for Milwaukee Independent were split over 3 main categories this year, Writing, Visual Journalism, and Online. The work of several staff members was recognized in 8 categories.
Under the rules, news organizations could only enter work from last year in the Milwaukee Press Club’s competition. The 2022 awards, therefore, reflected editorial produced in 2021. Milwaukee Independent has now earned a total of 48 awards for work since 2016. The Winners selected for the 92nd Annual Gridiron Awards for Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism are: