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Lindberg earns two SPJ awards

May 01, 2014
Grosse Pointe News staff writer Brad Lindberg won two awards in the 2013 Detroit Society of Professional Excellence in Journalism contest, announced April 16.

Both awards represented spot or breaking news covered in Class C print publications, consisting of non-daily newspapers, magazine and trade publications.

Lindberg won second place for the Nov. 21, story, "K-9 Raleigh was a friend of the community," and third for the June 20, story, "Motorcycle, car crash injures 1."

"Coming upon the scene two minutes after a motorcycle crash was happenstance — expanding bang, thump, ugh into 321 words," Lindberg said. "Raleigh's death from cancer was told primarily through the person who knew him best and misses him most, his heartbroken former handler, City of Grosse Pointe K-9 handler, Sgt. Michael Almeranti."

SPJ members in Louisville, Ky., and San Diego judged the contest.

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