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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…
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2017 Paul Hansell Contest Deadline Extended To Sept. 25

Entries have opened for the Paul Hansell Award for Distinguished Achievement in Florida Journalism. The contest is open to all individuals who write for a Florida newspaper. The winner receives $1,000. The late Paul Hansell was a long-time Associated Press bureau chief in Florida and a former member of FSNE. Deadline for the contest has…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Minutes of Fall 2014 Board Meeting

FSNE Fall Board Meeting   Poynter Institute, 801 Third St. South, St. Petersburg, FL October 25, 2014   In attendance: Carlson, Church, Denton, Goudreau, Irby, Korten, Orsi, Petersen, Porter, Ray, Spencer. By phone: Garcia Absent: Marques, Gabordi   1. Call to order: Denton 10:05a.m. 2. Approval of April Minutes: Ray http://fsne.flpress.com/2014/09/17/fsne-summer-board-meeting/ Orsi motion to approve. Carlson…
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Minutes of Summer 2014 Board Meeting

FSNE Summer Board Meeting   Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Fla. July 11, 2014   Present: Bob Gabordi, Frank Denton, Doug Ray, Gil Thelen, David Plazas, Terry Spencer, Chris Porter, Manny Garcia, Bill Church, Kenny Irby On telephone: Barbara Petersen, Dave Carlson Absent: Mindy Marques, Dave Carlson   1. Meeting called to order by Gabordi. Gabordi recommended for membership George Haj,…
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