Sunday, May 14, 2017

Check out some 2017 winners of the Society of Professional Journalists’ “Green Eyeshade Awards”.


On the subject of journalism, it still has not been explained why The Palm Beach Post shut down their Tallahassee news bureau and let one of their top reporters go. And then there’s the recent layoffs too. But anyhow. . .

Use this link to see the entire list of “Green Eyeshade Award” winners. Below are some of the most recent awardees.

“Since 1950, The Green Eyeshades have recognized the very best journalism in the southeastern United States – which now includes print, television, radio, and online. Who can enter? Journalists in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.”

Note the Miami Herald and the Tampa Bay Times are both winners of the Pulitzer Prize (the Times 12 times).

Public Affairs Reporting: All Dailies
  • First Place: Miami Herald – Michael Sallah, investigative reporter; Jay Weaver, staff writer, Opa-locka: City for Sale
  • Second Place: Sun Sentinel – Megan O’Matz, Sally Kestin, Stephen Hobbs, Amy Shipley, Forsaken:Florida’s Broken Mental Health System
  • Third Place: Tampa Bay Times – Chris O’Donnell, Chris O’Donnell on local government
Sports Commentary: All Dailies
  • First Place: Tampa Bay TimesTom Jones, Tom Jones on Tampa Bay sports
    Second Place: South Florida Sun Sentinel – Dave Hyde, Dave Hyde columns
    Third Place: Tampa Bay Times – Martin Fennelly, Martin Fennelly on Tampa Bay sports
Business Reporting: All Dailies
  • First Place: Tampa Bay Times – Susan Taylor Martin, Susan Taylor Martin on Real Estate
  • Second Place: Treasure Coast Newspapers/TCPalm.com – Lucas Daprile, The LLC Loophole
  • Third Place: The Tennessean – Staff, The Tennessean’s Top Business Coverage
Politics Reporting: All Dailies
  • First Place: Treasure Coast Newspapers/TCPalm.com – Staff, Body of Work
  • Second Place: The Miami Herald – Patricia Mazzei, Patricia Mazzei political reporting entry
  • Third Place: Tampa Bay Times – Alex Leary, Alex Leary on the 2016 Presidential election
Consumer Reporting- All Dailies
  • First Place: Tampa Bay Times – William R. Levesque, Nathaniel Lash, Anthony Cormier, Breakdown of Oversight
  • Second Place: Sun Sentinel – Sally Kestin, Taimy Alvarez, The Gulf’s Deadly Harvest
  • Third Place: Tampa Bay Times – Laura Reiley, Farm to fable
Public Service in Daily Journalism: All Dailies
  • First Place: Tampa Bay Times – William R. Levesque, Nathaniel Lash, Anthony Cormier, Breakdown of Oversight
  • Second Place: Miami Herald – Staff, Zika strikes South Florida
  • Third Place: Tampa Bay Times – Laura Reiley, Farm to fable
Pretty impressive, isn’t it?

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