Laura Reiley wins Paul Hansell Award

The Florida Society of News Editors’ 2017 Paul Hansell Award goes to Tampa Bay Times food critic Laura Reiley for her ambitious “Farm to Fable” series exposing deceit in the food industry.

The judges were impressed by the thoroughness of her investigation and what it revealed about false claims of locally sourced ingredients everywhere from farmers’ markets . . . → Read More: Laura Reiley wins Paul Hansell Award

2017 FSNE Journalism Contest Results

Division A

Newspapers with daily circulation of 125,000 or more

Gold Medal
Staff

Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald

The Panama Papers: Florida Edition

Breaking News Reporting
Staff

Orlando Sentinel

Pulse Massacre Breaking-News Coverage

Second Place
Staff

The Miami Herald

Fidel Castro’s death

Third Place
Staff

Miami Herald

The Death of Jose Fernandez

Features & Enterprise Writing
Lane DeGregory

Tampa Bay Times

A collection of work by Lane . . . → Read More: 2017 FSNE Journalism Contest Results

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

Naples Daily News: Marines’ ‘free press’ tradition marches on

BY PHIL LEWIS

When a fellow named Mike Trephan came to me eight years back with the idea of having the local Marine Corps League sponsor an “Honor the Free Press Day,” I was all for it, yet a bit skeptical.

Trephan’s plan called for a day of observance each year in Naples featuring a noted American who . . . → Read More: Naples Daily News: Marines’ ‘free press’ tradition marches on

St. Petersburg Times Fund, Inc. to provide $240,000 to Barnes Scholars

The St. Petersburg Times Fund, Inc. has selected two students from Pinellas County and two from Hillsborough County as winners of the 2011 Barnes Scholarships. The students are eligible to each receive up to $15,000 annually for four years at an accredited U.S. college or university.

The 2011 Barnes Scholars are Fedner Lauture (St. Petersburg High . . . → Read More: St. Petersburg Times Fund, Inc. to provide $240,000 to Barnes Scholars