The Metro Times has received six awards — including top honors in two categories — in an annual contest held by the
Competing against the city’s two major daily papers, MT Arts & Culture Editor Travis R. Wright won first place in the criticism category for his review of a Leonard Cohen concert. Calling the piece “great,” one judge wrote that Wright’s prose really made them want to be at the show. Wright accomplished the rare feat of taking home an award for photography as well as writing by capturing second place in the feature photography category for his cover photo of poet M.L. Liebler.
Also winning first place at the awards ceremony held Wednesday evening in
Film critic Jeff Meyers took home a second place award for his reviews that judges commended for their “great use of film history. “Also capturing a second place award was editorial cartoonist Mikhaela Reid.
Editor W. Kim Heron and News Editor Curt Guyette received an honorable mention for their editorial endorsing candidate Ken Cockrel in last year’s
“Nobody does an official per capita count at the awards,” said Heron, “but year after year, our small staff plus our core freelancers continue to leave these award dinners with more than our share of accolades. It’s a fine testament to the hard work of a great crew.”
Speaking of Mikhaela Reid, some readers have asked about her recent absence from the paper. With motherhood impending, Reid has called a halt to her “Boiling Point” feature. MT expects to add a new cartoon in the near future.
Full details of all awards at at spjdetroit.org.