Michigan Advance reporter Nick Manes has been named “Media Person of the Year” by the West Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (WMPRSA).
Every year, the organization holds its PRoof Awards and honors a journalist for “outstanding contributions to the field of journalism in the West Michigan area.” The event will be held on May 22 in Grand Rapids.
Manes has been a reporter with the Michigan Advance since the outlet launched in December 2018. He covers West Michigan, business, labor, infrastructure and voting rights. He previously spent six years as a reporter at MiBiz covering commercial real estate, economic development and public policy at the local and state levels.
“I’m honored to be recognized by the West Michigan chapter of the PRSA,” Manes said on Tuesday. “The Grand Rapids area has a lot of talented journalists dedicated to telling the important stories in the region. It’s a privilege to be among them and I look forward to continue telling those important stories.”