2015 FSNE Journalism Contest Results

Division A

Newspapers with daily circulation of 125,000 or more

Breaking News Reporting
First Place
Tom Tobin, Michael Kruse, Michael LaForgia, Lisa Gartner, Michael Van Sickler and Mary Ellen Klas

Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald

“Florida State University shooting”

Second Place
Pat Beall, Christine Stapleton, Jason Schultz, Jorge Milian, Tony Doris, Eliot Kleinberg, Alexandra Seltzer, Sonja Isger

The Palm Beach Post

“Deadly . . . → Read More: 2015 FSNE Journalism Contest Results

2015 FAF Sunshine Seminars

2015 FAF Sunshine Seminars

 

Just a reminder registration is now open for the Fall Sunshine Seminars!

 

First Amendment Foundation
336 East College Avenue, Suite 101
Tallahassee, FL 32301
800/337-3518
    

Dates and Locations:
(click on location to register for seminar)
Jacksonville – Sept. 15, 2015
Orlando – Sept. 17, 2015
West Palm Beach – Sept. 18, 2015
Naples – Sept. 21, 2015
St. Petersburg – Sept. 22, 2015
Gainesville – Sept. 23, 2015
Tallahassee – . . . → Read More: 2015 FAF Sunshine Seminars

Aggregated Post: Gov. Rick Scott agrees to pay $700,000 to end public records lawsuit

Gov. Rick Scott agrees to pay $700,000 to end public records lawsuit

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has agreed to pay a Tallahassee lawyer $700,000 in taxpayer money to settle seven public records lawsuits alleging he and members of his staff violated state law when they created email accounts to shield their communications from state public records . . . → Read More: Aggregated Post: Gov. Rick Scott agrees to pay $700,000 to end public records lawsuit

Duval County lawyers get explanation for online backlog

JACKSONVILLE DAILY RECORD

August 3, 2015

By: Kevin Hogencamp

It happened overnight.

One afternoon, attorney Carolyn Wagner was able to instantly access Duval County court records online; the next morning, some of those records were no longer available.

“I am on a case and all of a sudden I can’t pull up a file I previously had access to . . . → Read More: Duval County lawyers get explanation for online backlog

Association of Food Journalists 2015 Conference Highlights Florida cuisine, digital media skills

For immediate release: August 5, 2015
Contact: Jennifer Palcher-Silliman, jpsilliman@gmail.com
 
Association of Food Journalists 2015 Conference Highlights Florida cuisine, digital media skills
 
The Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) will tap the topnotch talent and resources at the renowned Poynter Institute while exploring the vibrant food scene of Florida when members meet for their annual conferenceSept. 16-18.
 
Each year, the AFJ conference . . . → Read More: Association of Food Journalists 2015 Conference Highlights Florida cuisine, digital media skills

REMINDER: 26th ANNUAL FLORIDA BAR REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP

TALLAHASSEE – A reminder to editors and reporters:The 26th Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop will be held in Tallahassee on Oct. 12 and 13, and this is a great opportunity to learn reporting skills, meet others in the media and hear from experts in the legal field – including Supreme Court justices. Plus, almost all the . . . → Read More: REMINDER: 26th ANNUAL FLORIDA BAR REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP

City of Winter Park, citizen board members in dispute over media access

ORLANDO SENTINEL

August 1, 2015

By: Steven Lemongello

Winter Park Mayor Steve Leary has launched a series of one-on-one meetings with individual City Commission members, in addition to the commission’s regularly scheduled meetings every second and fourth Monday of the month.

Leary is holding the separate sidebar meetings to discuss “general matters.” The meetings, which are advertised on the city’s . . . → Read More: City of Winter Park, citizen board members in dispute over media access

Jacksonville attorneys complain about wait for records as clerk’s office works through backlog

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

July 29, 2015

By: Andrew Pantazi

Since the beginning of this month when the Duval County Clerk of Courts granted online access to records to everyone, attorneys now have to wait longer to get any records, and they’re worried that’s hurting their ability to research and choose cases.

Where attorneys could once access most court records instantaneously, they now . . . → Read More: Jacksonville attorneys complain about wait for records as clerk’s office works through backlog

Aggregated Post: Tampa Bay Times files suit against MOSI for CEO search records

Tampa Bay Times files suit against MOSI for CEO search records

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Times filed suit against the Museum of Science and Industry on Tuesday seeking access to records regarding MOSI’s efforts to search for a new CEO and president, which resulted in the hiring of Molly Demeulenaere. (Read More)

Times files suit to obtain . . . → Read More: Aggregated Post: Tampa Bay Times files suit against MOSI for CEO search records

Aggregated Post: FPF FPA FSNE Annual Convention Awards 2015

REPEAT! The Gun Writer named Florida’s best newspaper blog for a second year in a row

The Florida Society of News Editors has awarded The Gun Writer a First Place for Online Blog/Commentary for Division B newspapers in the 2015 FSNE Journalism Contest. (Read More)

Democrat wins 5 awards from Florida Society of News Editors

The Tallahassee Democrat news . . . → Read More: Aggregated Post: FPF FPA FSNE Annual Convention Awards 2015

Reporter Kicked Out: When Public Officials Abuse Florida’s Sunshine Law, With Lawmakers’ Blessing

FLAGLER LIVE

July 22, 2015

By: Nancy Smith

Here’s a good example why I wish lawmakers would pause for a minute and think before they gouge out another exemption from Florida’s Sunshine Law.

If any one of them had tried, as an average citizen, to attend Tuesday’s strategic planning day at the Palm Beach County Health Care District, they would have been out of luck. . . . → Read More: Reporter Kicked Out: When Public Officials Abuse Florida’s Sunshine Law, With Lawmakers’ Blessing