SOURCE: Scott Publishing LLC

February 29, 2008 10:06 ET

Michigan's Wins National Awards

OKEMOS, MI--(Marketwire - February 29, 2008) -, the online magazine covering Michigan politics and policy, was named best new niche magazine launched in 2007 in the national competition sponsored by California-based Niche Media. also was named best niche digital magazine / best website of the year. The awards were announced and presented at the annual Niche Magazine Conference in Austin, Texas.

"The awards demonstrate that the magazine is on the right track in providing smart, colorful coverage of the people, issues and events shaping Michigan politics and policy," said T. Scott, editor and publisher. Scott Publishing LLC launched the free-content, advertising-supported magazine in October 2007.

"We're just getting started," he added. "We want to continue to develop the magazine into an online 'community center' for everyone involved or interested in Michigan's diverse politics and policy community."

Scott attributed the magazine's early success to the solid support of quality advertisers and the outstanding work done by everyone involved in the magazine, especially web designer Kimberly Hopkins, of khopdesign llc, and photographer David Trumpie, of Trumpie Photography.'s advertisers include: Anderson Economic Group; AT&T; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Cooley Law School; Dykema; Gongwer News Service; John Bailey & Associates; Laskaris Jamett Wealth Management Advisory Group of Raymond James & Associates; Marketing Resource Group; Michigan Chamber of Commerce; Michigan's Housing and Community Development Fund; Michigan Retailers Association; Michigan Society of Association Executives; Michigan State Medical Society; Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan; Public Policy Associates; Scofes & Associates Consulting.

The magazine's writers include: columnists Rick Cole, Jean Doss, Craig Ruff, Annie Scott, Tom Shields and Todd Tennis; and writers Sarah Anderson, Chris Andrews, Paula Blanchard, Jean Eggemeyer, Eric Freedman, Gongwer News Service, Gary Gosselin, Lester Graham, Doug Henze, Ivy Hughes, Stephen Jones, Jim Karshner and Patty McCarthy.

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