News Journal earns 17 awards from FSNE

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL

July 15, 2015

By: Marketta A. Davis

The Pensacola News Journal earned 17 awards in the annual Florida Society of News Editors contest.

The awards were presented Thursday at the group’s annual convention in Coral Gables.

The News Journal won four first-place awards, six second-place and seven third-place.

Cartoonist Andy Marlette and former graphics editor Ron Stallcup both swept . . . → Read More: News Journal earns 17 awards from FSNE

Our award-winning journalism takes the whole crew

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

July 14, 2014

By: Bob Gabordi

The late, great Alabama football coach Bear Bryant said, “It ain’t bragging if it’s true.” With that in mind, please forgive some braggadocio: I work with very talented and special people.

Last week, the Tallahassee Democrat and Tallahassee.com took home eight awards in the Florida Society of News Editors annual contest, including five . . . → Read More: Our award-winning journalism takes the whole crew

FLORIDA TODAY takes home 17 FSNE awards

FLORIDA TODAY

July 13, 2014

FLORIDA TODAY received the prestigious Gold Medal for Public Service from the Florida Society of News Editors for the fall series “Aging Alone.”

FLORIDA TODAY also won eight first-place awards. Overall, the newspaper took home 17 awards in the annual FSNE competition.

The Gold Medal was awarded for work of meritorious public service by a . . . → Read More: FLORIDA TODAY takes home 17 FSNE awards

10-20-Life and Charlie

SUNSHINE STATE NEWS

July 11, 2014

By: Nancy Smith

Nan Rich won one Thursday. She didn’t even have to be in the Biltmore Hotel’s Granada Room. She didn’t have to touch a microphone. She won because Charlie Crist addressed the Florida media brain trust unobstructed. In all his egotistical glory. His only opposition — his only enemy — was . . . → Read More: 10-20-Life and Charlie

The News-Press wins 19 awards from Florida editors group

NEWSPRESS.COM

July 11, 2014

By: David Plazas

The News-Press won 19 awards at the Florida Society of News Editors annual conference on Thursday, including three first-place awards for innovation, niche website and daily deadline.

The group recognized the The News-Press’ digital acumen as well as its groundbreaking and exclusive coverage of Hertz relocating from New Jersey to Estero.

The conference was . . . → Read More: The News-Press wins 19 awards from Florida editors group

TBO.com, Tribune, Centro staff members win 12 awards

THE TAMPA TRIBUNE

July 10, 2014

Newsroom staff members at TBO.com, The Tampa Tribune and Centro Tampa received 12 awards during the Florida Society of News Editors’ annual convention on Thursday.

“I’m extremely proud of these dedicated professionals,” Managing Editor Ken Koehn said. “They deliver first-rate coverage for our readers, and it’s gratifying to see them recognized by their . . . → Read More: TBO.com, Tribune, Centro staff members win 12 awards

Morgan, Cherry inducted into Fla. Newspaper Hall

THE MIAMI HERALD

July 11, 2014

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Lucy Morgan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, and Charles W. Cherry Sr., who launched one of the state’s largest media chains aimed at the black community, have been inducted into the Florida Newspaper Hall of Fame.

Morgan and Cherry were inducted Thursday night during a ceremony . . . → Read More: Morgan, Cherry inducted into Fla. Newspaper Hall

Our Gubernatorial Candidates Forum in 1994 Was ‘a Hoot and a Half’

SUNSHINE STATE NEWS

July 10, 2014

By: Nancy Smith

Twenty years ago almost to the day, I was at the Don CeSar Hotel on St. Petersburg Beach presiding over a gubernatorial candidates forum. It was part of the Florida Press Association/Florida Society of Newspaper Editors 1994 annual convention.

Pretty much the same thing as you’ll find going on today at . . . → Read More: Our Gubernatorial Candidates Forum in 1994 Was ‘a Hoot and a Half’

Libertarian governor candidate: ‘Include me or arrest me’ at press candidate forum

THE PALM BEACH POST

July 9, 2014

By: George Bennett

Republican Gov. Rick Scott and leading Democratic gubernatorial contenders Charlie Crist and Nan Rich were invited to speak at theFlorida Press Association/Florida Society of News Editors convention on Thursday and Friday at The Biltmore in Coral Gables.

Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie wasn’t invited — but plans to be there anyway. He says organizers should either let him speak or . . . → Read More: Libertarian governor candidate: ‘Include me or arrest me’ at press candidate forum

Sentinel wins 22 journalism awards from Florida editors group

ORLANDO SENTINEL

July 10, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel won 22 awards Thursday — including eight first-place honors — in the annual journalism competition of the Florida Society of News Editors.

The Sentinel’s coverage of the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial won first place in the daily deadline category of the contest, which recognized work published in . . . → Read More: Sentinel wins 22 journalism awards from Florida editors group