Local Media Association honors WDIV Local 4 with two digital news awards


CHICAGO – WDIV Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit.com won two first-place awards from the Local Media Association on Tuesday. 


LMA honored the station for best social media strategy and best overall news strategy (both over 750,000 monthly users) at its 2017 Digital Revenue Summit. WDIV's digital news strategy is led by ClickOnDetroit.com managing editor Dave Bartkowiak. Ken Haddad is the station's social media producer. 

Digital Executive Producer Dustin Block accepted the award. 

The faculty at the University of Texas at Austin/Engaging News Project judged the contest, which included entries from more than 80 different companies. 

The winners will conduct presentations at the LMA Digital Revenue Summit on May 9-10 in Chicago. They will showcase their award-winning work and share details on their strategies and implementation.

“This is a highly competitive contest that recognizes the best of local media when it comes to digital innovation,” said Nancy Lane, president of the Local Media Association. “There is no other contest like it. The bragging rights are huge for the winners.”

WDIV's Local Media Digital Innovation Award Winners included:

Best Social Media Strategy

Over 250,000 monthly unique visitors

1st Place – WDIV Local 4 – www.clickondetroit.com

2nd Place – KFYR-TV/Gray Television – www.yournewsleader.com

Best Overall Local News Strategy

Over 250,000 Monthly Unique Visitors

1st Place – WDIV/Graham Media Group – www.clickondetroit.com

2nd Place – Record-Journal – www.myrecordjournal.com

Full list of winners here.