If the name sounds familiar you might recognize it from his byline in our sister Urban Innovation Exchange
publication. Galbraith has also contributed stories to the University Research Corridor, Workforce Intelligence Network, and Mode Shift. Galbraith is also a singer-songwriter who has performed in area coffee houses, pubs, and music venues, including the Lager House and the Old Miami. If you have a development news tip for Galbraith, drop him a line here.
, Patrick Dunn
, David Sands
, Sarah Williams
, Erin Marie Miller
, Greg Tasker
, Melinda Clynes, Ellen Piligian, Biba Adams
, Randiah Camille Green
, Kahn Santori Davison, Kyla Wright
, Sam Corey, Leah Olajide
, Sarah Gudenau, Blake Woodruff, Sierra Okoniewski, Layla McMurtrie, Genevieve Fox, Veronica Johnson
From the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Detroit Chapter’s 2023 Excellence in Journalism awards
- 1st in Education Reporting
- Sarah Williams, Rosa Maria Zamarrón, Mayté Penman, Biba Adams, Sarah Spohn for the Early Education Matters
- 4th in Consumer/Watchdog/Investigative Reporting
- Sarah Williams, Nick Hagen for Has Detroit's weatherization assistance program worked, and what happens to it now?
- 4th in Social Media Strategy -
Mike Galbraith, Nick Hagen for our Street View: Detroit Corridors
- 4th in Feature reporting
- Sarah Williams, Nick Hagen for Shakespeare in Prison program offers far more than an escape
From the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Detroit Chapter’s 2022 Excellence in Journalism awards
- Feature Photography (Print Class C):
First Place - Nick Hagen
for the way he captured mastercraftsman Carlos Nielbock
in Model D, which judges praised for a talented display of using depth of field.
- Portrait Photography (Print Class C):
First Place -
for his photograph of Metro Detroit veterans
sharing perspectives on Afghanistan.
- Social Media Strategy (Digital):
First Place - Mike Galbraith for his innovative style with Model D’s Instagram Explorer
- Consumer/Watchdog/Investigative Reporting:
Second Place - Jane Simons, for her insights into how Detroit development can avoid pushing out older adults
Third place - David Sands, for his powerful story about Detroit’s eviction crisis
- Feature Reporting:
Fourth Place - Barb Pert Templeton for her meaningful coverage of the way staffing shortages solutions
offers a chance for more inclusivity.
- Health Reporting:
Fourth Place - Sarah Williams for her in-depth reporting on the impact of masks on our deaf communities
- Newsletter Strategy:
Second Place - Biba Adams, Kate Roff, Mike Galbraith, Nina Ignaczak, and Dorothy Hernandez for their relevant and on-point creation of weekly newsletters
- Portrait Photography:
Second Place - Joe Powers for the way he captured Detroit baking entrepreneur Ruth Bell
Fourth Place - David Lewinski for the way he captured Detroit homeowners
in the wake of flooding.
From the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Detroit Chapter’s 2020 Excellence in Journalism awards
- First place, community/local news reporting - Kate Roff, Melinda Clynes, Ellen Piligian, Greg Tasker, and Erin Miller for their reporting in Model D’s ‘Building Communities’ series;
- Second place, consumer/watchdog/investigative reporting - Kate Roff for her story covering minority contractors in Detroit;
- Third place, feature reporting - Kate Roff for her reporting in Model D’s ‘Detroit Innovation’ series;
- Honorable mention, feature reporting - Dorothy Hernandez for her story chronicling key places and moments in Detroit’s racial history.
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