The Gold Circle honors media professionals who began their careers in television at least 50 years ago, either in a performing, creative, technical or administrative role within the industry or in an area related to television such as TV journalism education, advertising, promotion, and public relations. They must also have made a significant contribution to the television for at least part of their 50-year career. The Michigan Chapter of NATAS has been honoring and celebrating our Gold Circle members since 2007.
The Silver Circle honors media professionals who began their careers in television at least 25 years ago, either in a performing, creative, technical or administrative role within the industry or in an area related to television such as TV journalism education, advertising, promotion, and public relations. They must also have made a significant contribution to the Michigan Chapter television for at least part of their 25-year career. The Michigan Chapter of NATAS has been honoring and celebrating our Silver Circle members since 1987.
SILVER & GOLD CIRCLE NOMINATION GUIDELINES
The Silver and Gold Circle was established by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) to recognize outstanding individuals who have devoted a quarter (Silver) or half (Gold) of a century or more to the television industry and have made a significant contribution to television broadcasting.
Anyone who has made a significant contribution to television for a period of at least 25 years is eligible for nomination. The contribution can be in service to the industry, to NATAS, to the community as well as to people training for a career in the television broadcasting. Nominees are accepted from the performing, creative, technical or administrative roles within the industry or in peripheral areas directly related to television such as commercial production, broadcast journalism or television education. Neither the individuals making the nominations nor nominees need be members of NATAS. Silver Circle recognition may be given posthumously.
Complete the Nomination Form and send, along with supporting materials, to the Michigan Emmy Chapter. The nomination letter must detail the nominee’s contributions to television and community involvement. Supporting materials should include, but are not limited to: Letters of recommendation from colleagues, community leaders, or anyone who can speak to the degree and significance of the nominee’s impact on Television and their community. Listing of awards/recognition received by nominee throughout his/her career.
Nominations are considered by the Silver Circle Committee, appointed by the Board of Governors. The committee evaluates the nominee’s contributions and then votes for inductees by secret ballot. The committee must vote unanimously to induct a nominee into the Silver Circle. No more than seven individuals are inducted into the Silver Circle in any given year. The selection process is kept confidential
CLASS OF 2016 SILVER CIRCLE INDUCTEES:
The Michigan Chapter is pleased to announce this year’s Silver Circle® class of 2016:
- Dave Devereaux (Senior Vice President of Broadcasting and Station Manager of WRCJ 90.9 FM, DPTV)
- Bob Gould (Professor, MSU SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM)
- Wayne Joseph (Senior Account Executive, FOX SPORTS DETROIT)
- Jim Lutton (General Manager, WWMT)
- Laurie Oberman (Director of Local Programming, WDIV)