Sunday, August 31, 2014

Post staff wins five journalism awards

Congratulations to the Palm Beach Post on its recent awards. There's life in the old girl yet. Click title for link. From the article:
The Palm Beach Post took three first place awards and two seconds in the 2014 Sunshine State Awards journalism contest.
The awards, recognizing journalistic excellence in Florida, were presented at a gathering in Miami Beach this month.
Photographer Bruce Bennett and Multimedia Editor Mark Edelson won first place in the photography story category for “Casey’s Journey,” about a man’s struggle to recover from brain injury.
Reporter Charles Elmore won first place for beat reporting on consumer issues, including gotcha denials by the state’s largest private insurer and Medicaid fraud by health executives.
Reporter John Kennedy, based in The Post’s Tallahassee bureau, took first prize for a collection of stories in his beat reporting on government and politics. Topics ranged from campaign contributions by charter school and voucher advocates to a farmworker’s bid for compensation after wrongful imprisonment.