Ken Doctor To Headline 2017 Florida Media Conference; Discounted Registration Ends June 1

Ken Doctor, news industry and consumer media analyst and author, will anchor both days of the Aug. 10-11 mega Florida Press Association, FSNE, Florida Magazine Association and Florida Newspaper Advertising and Marketing Executives annual conference in Naples. The theme of the 2017 conference is seizing opportunity in a turbulent time for information providers.

Doctor has written authoritative . . . → Read More: Ken Doctor To Headline 2017 Florida Media Conference; Discounted Registration Ends June 1

2016 FSNE Journalism Contest Results

Division A

Newspapers with daily circulation of 125,000 or more

Breaking News Reporting
First Place
Zachary T. Sampson, Curtis Krueger, Dan Sullivan, Josh Solomon

Tampa Bay Times

The Death of Phoebe Jonchuck

Second Place
Ben Montgomery, Zachary Sampson, Craig Pittman, Josh Solomon

Tampa Bay Times

Florida Mailman Lands Gyrocopter on U.S. Capitol Lawn

Third Place
Linda Trischitta, Erika Pesantes, Emily Miller, Brittany Wallman, . . . → Read More: 2016 FSNE Journalism Contest Results

FSNE Bylaws Amended

Dear FSNE colleague: Your board of directors has amended our bylaws to broaden our membership criteria to include news leaders in the electronic media, including TV. The changes allow membership for leaders of news sites that don’t use either the term editor or news director. We can also add academic and institutional leaders connected to our . . . → Read More: FSNE Bylaws Amended

Minutes of FSNE Board Meeting 7/23/2015

The meeting was called to order at 9:05 by Frank Denton.

In attendance: Gil Thelen, Frank Denton, Doug Ray, Rosemary O’Hara, Barbara Petersen, Terry Spencer, Jennifer Orsi, Manny Garcia, Tristram Korten, David Carlson, Cindy McCurry-Ross, Ken Koehn, Mindy Marques, Bob Gabordi

The minutes from the April meeting were approved.

Financial Report and Membership:
Thelen reported we’ll be down by $5,000 . . . → Read More: Minutes of FSNE Board Meeting 7/23/2015

Minutes of Quarterly FSNE Board Meeting 4/15/15

The meeting was called to order at 2:10 p.m. by Frank Denton.

 

Those in attendance were Frank Denton, Bob Gabordi, Gil Thelen, Terry Spencer, David Carlson, Manny Garcia, Rosemary Goudreau, Tristram Korten, Ken Koehn, Cindy McCurry Ross.

 

The minutes from the January meeting were approved.

 

Contest update:

An update of the contest was given by Doug Ray. There were 600 . . . → Read More: Minutes of Quarterly FSNE Board Meeting 4/15/15

Police body cam videos should be available to public

SUN-SENTINEL

April 17, 2015

By: Rhonda Swan

The Florida Senate is expected to approve a bill that would limit public access to video recorded by police body cameras. The measure is intended to balance privacy rights with public interests, but the public would get the short end of the deal.

Video footage would be exempt from public disclosure if the . . . → Read More: Police body cam videos should be available to public

Scrap Florida legislation shielding many police body camera videos

Legislation currently under debate in Florida’s Senate provides overly broad exemptions to the public release of videos captured by law enforcement body cameras. That effectively undermines the stated intention of the cameras — to increase transparency and public trust in officers.

Video also protects law enforcement from false accusations of abuse and . . . → Read More: Scrap Florida legislation shielding many police body camera videos

Aggregated Post: Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet move to mediation in Sunshine lawsuit

Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet move to mediation in Sunshine lawsuit

TALLAHASSEE — After weeks of behind-the-scenes legal combat, Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet members will dispatch their lawyers to mediate differences with Florida news outlets in a lawsuit accusing all four officials of violating the Sunshine Law. (Read More)

Scott, Cabinet, news outlets head to mediation in . . . → Read More: Aggregated Post: Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet move to mediation in Sunshine lawsuit

DVI will have ‘cure meeting’ to fix Sunshine Law issues with hiring of executive director

FINANCIAL NEWS & DAILY RECORD

April 14, 2015

By: Max Marbut

Downtown Vision Inc.’s selection committee will meet next week to again choose an executive director, this time at a public meeting.

Last week, Jacob Gordon from Camden, N.J., was selected by the committee to replace Terry Lorince.

However, the choice was discussed by committee members during telephone . . . → Read More: DVI will have ‘cure meeting’ to fix Sunshine Law issues with hiring of executive director

Aggregated Post: Florida Senate considers shielding video from police body cameras

Florida Senate considers shielding video from police body cameras

TALLAHASSEE — As activists and law enforcement push for officer-worn cameras as a way to inject more transparency into policing, the Florida Senate is poised to shield those videos from the public. (Read More)

Smile, you’re on camera — almost

The Gimenez administration throws it weight behind a bill filed . . . → Read More: Aggregated Post: Florida Senate considers shielding video from police body cameras