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IPR wins 3 national awards for stories done in 2023

Top left: Kurt "Mountain Man" Steiner warms up in advance of the 55th Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Tournament on July 4, 2023. (Photo: George Terrizzi / Points North) Bottom left: Trevor Maghakian plays the piano left in the pedestrian tunnel underneath Highway 31 in Petoskey. (Photo: Michael Livingston/IPR News) Right: Steve Geistel Jr. has been fishing Saginaw Bay for almost 20 years. (Photo: Dan Wanschura / Points North)
Top left: Kurt "Mountain Man" Steiner warms up in advance of the 55th Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Tournament on July 4, 2023. (Photo: George Terrizzi / Points North)
Bottom left: Trevor Maghakian plays the piano left in the pedestrian tunnel underneath Highway 31 in Petoskey. (Photo: Michael Livingston/IPR News)
Right: Steve Geistel Jr. has been fishing Saginaw Bay for almost 20 years. (Photo: Dan Wanschura / Points North)

A mystery piano, a harrowing ice rescue and a "stone-skipping philosopher" — three IPR stories that brought home national honors from the Public Media Journalists Association this week.

IPR competes in Division B of the PMJA Awards. The divisions are based on the size of a newsroom's staff. We received honors in the following categories:

The Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) supports the work of journalists in our medium through a variety of ways, including an annual conference, routine virtual workshops and trainings, advocacy for our work and even professional editing support when needed.

We're proud of the work done by our journalists here at Interlochen Public Radio, and we'd be remiss if we didn't also mention that these awards are possible because we have strong community support. So thanks to you, for the role you play in making sure IPR can do great journalism for northern Michigan.

Ed Ronco is IPR's news director.