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Milwaukee Independent earns 40th Press Club award since 2016 with 10 honors for excellence in journalism
The Milwaukee Independent earned ten distinctions on May 19 from the Milwaukee Press Club for Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism, during the virtual ceremony of its 2021 Gridiron Awards. The journalism honors follow the third year in a row of double digit recognition...
Milwaukee Independent recognized for excellence in visual journalism as finalist for 10 Press Club awards
The Milwaukee Press Club announced the list of finalists for its 91st Annual Gridiron Awards for Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism, covering an unusual news year of the pandemic, social unrest, and political turmoil. Milwaukee Independent was selected for 10...
Milwaukee Independent reaches 30 awards since 2016 for excellence in journalism with 13 more MPC honors
Winners of the Milwaukee Press Club’s 2020 Gridiron Awards for Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism were recognized on May 29 at a virtual ceremony, with 13 significant honors going to the Milwaukee Independent. After the COVID-19 pandemic halted plans to hold the 90th...