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Florida Press Club … The winners

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Special Awards — Lucy Morgan Award

Class A

1st Place — Alexandra Zayas, Tampa Bay Times
Michael LaForgia, Tampa Bay Times
Kate Howard Perry, Adam Kealoha Causey, Florida Times-Union

Class B

1st Place — Melissa Holsman, Zaimarie DeGuzman, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
2nd Place — Jonathan Mattise, Scott Wyland, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
Third Place — Alexi Howk, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers

Class C-D

1st Place — Orlando Business Journal, Staff
2nd Place — John Sotomayor, Ocala Magazine
3rd Place — John Sotomayor, Ocala Magazine
Special Awards — Freedom of Information Award
1st Place — Gina Edwards, Watchdog City,
2nd Place — The Ledger Staff

Artist Illustration
Class A-D

1st Place — Tammy Wheatley, South Florida Sun Sentinel
2nd Place — Kim Cool, Venice Gondolier Sun
3rd Place — Trisha Murphy, The Palatka Daily News

Editorial Cartooning
Class A-D
1st Place — Chan Lowe, South Florida Sun Sentinel
2nd Place — Steve Borggren, Anna Maria Island Sun
3rd Place — Ed Hall, Free Lance

Infographic Presentation
Class A-D
1st Place — Steve Nelson, Florida Times-Union
2nd Place — David Rogers, Aleese Kopf, Carol Carnevale and Karbel Graphics, Palm Beach Daily News

Layout Feature Page Design
Class A-B

1st Place — Thomas Marcetti, The Villages Daily Sun
2nd Place — Carol Parker, South Florida Sun Sentinel
3rd Place — Casmira Harrison, News Journal

Class C
1st Place — Brad Bautista, Citrus County Chronicle,
2nd Place — Danielle Provencher, Palm Beach Daily News
3rd Place — Brian LaPeter, Citrus County Chronicle

Class D
1st Place — Scott Simmons, The Coastal Star
2nd Place — Donald Haberkorn, Collier Citizen
3rd Place — Frank Russell, The Banner

Layout Front Page Design

Class A-B

1st Place — Thomas Marcetti, The Villages Daily Sun
2nd Place — Adam Rogers, The Villages Daily Sun
3rd Place — Miche Ratto, Miami New Times
Class C
1st Place — Jennifer Peake, Panama City News-Herald
2nd Place — Palatka Daily News Staff

Class D
1st Place — Cheryl Bence, Orlando Business Journal
2nd Place (tie) — Scott Simmons, Jerry Lower, Mary Kate Leming
Donald Haberkorn, Naples Daily News
3rd Place (tie) — Mike Field, Ricardo Foneseca, Anna Maria Island Sun (tie)
Frank Russell, Collier Citizen

Layout Sports Page Design

Class A-D

1st Place — Laura Cornett, Panama City News Herald
2nd Place — Andrew Manzo, The Villages Daily Sun

Best Multimedia Package
Class A-D
1st Place — Dave Breitenstein, Mike Donlan, News-Press
2nd Place — David Rogers, Aleese Kopf, Karbel Multimedia, Carol Carnevale, Palm Beach Daily News
3rd Place — Robert Janjigian, Meghan McCarthy, Palm Beach Daily News

Best Online Publication, Class A-D
1st Place — Orlando Business Journal
2nd Place — TC Plam
3rd Place Daytona Beach News-Journal

Blog Writing
Class A-B
1st Place — Dave Breitenstein, News-Press
2nd Place — Will Greenlee, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
3rd Place — Jeff Wilen, Daytona Beach News-Journal

Class C-D
1st Place — Carol Gentry, Health News Florida
2nd Place — Paul Brinkman, South Florida Business Journal
3rd Place — Mitchell Pellecchia, Sabrina Segal, MargateNews.Net

Photography Breaking News
Class A-B
1st Place — Bruce Ackerman, Ocala Star-Banner
2nd Place — Andrew P Johnson, Panama City News Herald
3rd Place — Sam Wolfe, Scripps Treasure Coast

Class C-D
1st Place — Patrick C. Leonard, Palatka Daily News
2nd Place — Chris Salata, Palm Beach Daily News
3rd Place — Patrick C. Leonard, Palatka Daily News

Photography Feature Photo Essay
Class A-B

1st Place — Greg Lovett. Palm Beach Post
2nd Place — Bruce R. Bennett, Palm Beach Post (second)
3rd Place — Bruce Ackerman, Ocala Star-Banner,

Class C-D

1st Place — Chris Salata, Palm Beach Daily News*
2nd Place — Jerry Lower, Coastal Star
3rd Place — Jim Carchidi, Orlando Business Journal

Photography Features
Class A
1st Place — Bruce Lipsky, Florida Times-Union
2nd Place — Bruce Lipsky, Florida Times-Union
3rd Place — Bob Self, Florida Times-Union

Class B-C

1st Place — Bruce Ackerman, Ocala Star-Banner
2nd Place — Andrew P Johnson, Panama City News Herald
3rd Place — Andrew Wardlow, Panama City News Herald

Class D
1st Place — Maggie Field, Anna Maria Island Sun

Photography General News

Class A

1st Place — Will Dickey, Florida Times-Union
2nd Place (tie) — Bob Mack, Florida Times-Union
Bruce Lipsky, Florida Times-Union
3rd Place — Bob Self, Florida Times-Union

Class B-C
1st Place — Heather Leiphart, Panama City News Herald
2nd Place (tie) — Eric Hasert, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
Meghan McCarthy, Palm Beach Daily News (tie)
3rd Place — Andrew P Johnson, Panama City News Herald
Honorable Mention: Chris Salata, Palm Beach Daily News

Class D
1st Place — Jerry Lower, Coastal Star
2nd Place — Maggie Field, Anna Maria Island Sun

Photography Portrait/Personality
Class A
1st Place — Joe Cavaretta, Sun Sentinel
2nd Place — Bob Self, Florida Times-Union
3rd Place — Bob Self, Florida Times-Union (New Citizen at 100)
Class B-D

1st Place — Patrick C. Leonard, Palatka Daily News
2nd Place — Jim Carchidi, Orlando Business Journal
3rd Place — Patrick C. Leonard, Palatka Daily News

Photography Sports Action

Class A
1st Place — Bob Self, Florida Times-Union
2nd Place — Bob Self, Florida Times-Union
3rd Place — Joe Cavaretta, South Florida Sun Sentinel

Class B-D
1st Place — Scott Wheeler, The Ledger
2nd Place — Patrick C. Leonard, Palatka Daily News
3rd Place — Bruce Ackerman, Ocala Star-Banner

Photography Sports Feature
Class A
1st Place — Will Dickey, Florida Times-Union
2nd Place — Will Dickey, Florida Times-Union

Class B-D
1st Place — Bruce Ackerman, Ocala Star Banner
2nd Place — Alex Boerner, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
3rd Place — Patrick C. Leonard, Palatka Daily News

Special Sections
Class A
1st Place — Lou Ann Frala, Eliot Kleinberg, Barbara Marshall, The Palm Beach Post
2nd Place — Mark Gauert, Anderson Greene, City & Shore Magazine, Sun Sentinel
3rd Place — Florida Times-Union Staff

Class C
1st Place — Darrell Hofheinz, Palm Beach Daily News
2nd Place — Thomas Marcetti, the Villages Daily Sun
3rd Place — Panama City News Herald Staff

Class D
1st Place — Orlando Weekly Staff
2nd Place — Jason Parsley, South Florida Gay News
3rd Place (tie) — Susan Lundine, Orlando Business Journal
Susan E. Hoffman, Sun Coast Media Group

Best Headline Writing, Class A-D
1st Place — Jay Schlichter, Naples Daily News
2nd Place — John Sotomayor, Ocala Magazine
3rd Place — Susan E. Hoffman, Sun Coast Media Group
Breaking News
A-D
1st Place — Frank Fernandez, Andrew Gant, Julie Murphy

Business Writing
Class A-B

1st Place — Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
2nd Place — Josh Salman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
3rd Place — Josh Salman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Class C
1st Place — Gail Liberman, Palm Beach Daily News
2nd Place — Darrell Hofheinz, Palm Beach Daily News
3rd Place — Dian Vujovich, Palm Beach Daily News
Class D

1st Place — Anjali Fluker, Orlando Business Journal
2nd Place — Abraham Aboraya Orlando Business Journal (second)
3rd Place — Tim Pallasen, Coastal Star

Commentary Writing
Class A

1st Place — Mark Woods, Florida Times-Union
2nd Place — Chan Lowe, Sun Sentinel
3rd Place — Michelle Bearden, Tampa Tribune

Class B
1st Place — Luther Campbell, Miami New Times
2nd Place — Mac Thrower, Daytona Beach News-Journal (second)
Third Place — Mark Lane, Daytona Beach News-Journal

Class C-D

1st Place — Bill Manes, Orlando Weekly
Thom Smith, Coastal Star
Arden Moore, Coastal Star

Community News Writing
Class A-C

1st Place — Michael E. Miller, Miami New Times
2nd Place — Trisha Murphy, Palatka Daily News

Class D
1st Place — Jason Parsley, South Florida Gay News
2nd Place — John Sotomayor, Ocala Magazine
3rd Place — Pat Copeland, Anna Maria Island Sun
Education Writing
Class A-B
1st Place — Cara Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey S. Solochek, Marlene Sokol, Tampa Bay Times
2nd Place — Annie Martin, Daytona Beach News-Journal
3rd Place — Tyler Treadway, Kelly Tyko, Colleen Wixon, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers

Class C-D
1st Place — Laura Gates, Elysa Delcorto, Naples Daily News
2nd Place — Maryann Batlle, Elysa Delcorto, Naples Daily News
3rd Place — Ron Hayes, Emily J. Minor, Libby Volgyes, Coastal Star

Environmental News
Class A-B

1st Place — Josh Salman, Bradenton Herald
2nd Place — Dinah Pulver, Daytona Beach News-Journal
3rd Place — Tom Palmer, The Ledger

Class C-D
1st Place — Tim O’Meilia, Coastal Star
2nd Place — Cheryl Blackerby, Coastal Star
3rd Place — Kim Cool, Venice Gondolier Sun

General News
Class A-B
1st Place — Josh Salman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
2nd Place — Tim Elfrink, Miami New Times
3rd Place — Jim Schoettler, Florida Times-Union

Class C
1st Place — Aleese Kopf, Palm Beach Daily News
2nd Place — Trisha Murphy, Palatka Daily News
3rd Place — Brandon D. Oliver, Palatka Daily News

Class D
1st Place — Anne Claire Shilton, Jay Schlichter, Naples Daily News
2nd Place — Tim Pallesen, Coastal Star (second)
3rd Place (tie) — Henry Frederick, HeadlineSurfer.com
Pat Copeland, Anna Maria Island Sun
Government News
Class A-B
1st Place — Terence McCoy, Miami New Times
2nd Place (tie) — Scott Travis and Andy Reid, Sun Sentinel
Eliot Kleinberg, Palm Beach Post
3rd Place — Mitra Malek, Palm Beach Post
Honorable Mention: Derek Catron, Daytona Beach News-Journal

Class C-D
1st Place — Carol Gentry, Health News Florida
2nd Place (tie) — Abraham Aboraya, Anjali Fluker, Orlando Business Journal
Pat Copeland, Anna Maria Sun
3rd Place — Jason Parsley, Dylan Bouscher, South Florida Gay News
Health Writing
Class A-B
1st Place — Skyler Swisher, Daytona Beach News-Journal
2nd Place — Josh Salman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
3rd Place — Michael E. Miller, Miami New Times
Class C-D
1st Place — Abraham Aboraya, Orlando Business Journal
2nd Place — Abraham Aboraya, Orlando Business Journal
3rd Place — Anne Claire Shilton, Elysa Delcorto, The Banner

Light Feature Writing
Class A-C
1st Place — Deirdra Funcheon, Miami New Times
2nd Place –Matt Soergel, Florida Times-Union
3rd Place — Michelle Bearden, Tampa Tribune

Class D
1st Place — James Combs, Akers Media Group
2nd Place — Ron Hayes, Coastal Star
3rd Place — Abraham Aboraya, Orlando Business Journal

Minority Reporting

Class A-B

1st Place — Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
2nd Place — Deborah Circelli, Daytona Beach News-Journal
3rd Place — Francisco Alvarado, Miami New Times

Class C-D
1st Place — Brian Bandell, South Florida Business Journal
2nd Place — John Sotomayor, Ocala Magazine
3rd Place — Julie Kay, Vala Lopez, Daily Business Review

Opinion Writing
Class A-B
1st Place — Jim Stinson, Daytona Beach News-Journal
2nd Place — Scott Kent, Panama City News Herald
3rd Place — Andrew J. Davis, Palm Beach Daily News

Class C-D
1st Place — Mary Kate Leming, Coastal Star
2nd Place –Cindy Lane, Anna Maria Island Sun
3rd Place — Susan E. Hoffman, Sun Coast Media Group

Public Safety
Class A-B
1st Place — Lamaur Stancil, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
2nd Place — Jim Schoettler, Florida Times-Union
3rd Place — Michael E. Miller, Miami New Times

Class C
1st Place — Christy Feinberg, Sun Newspapers
2nd Place –Michele Dargan, Palm Beach Daily News (second)
3rd Place — John Pacenti, Daily Business Review

Class D
1st Place — Steve Bauer, Sun Coast Media Group
2nd Place — Susan E. Hoffman, Sun Coast Media Group
3rd Place (tie) — Steve Plunkett, Tim O’Meilia, Angie Francalancia, Coastal Star
Henry Frederick, HeadlineSurfer.com

Religion Writing
Class A-B
1st Place — Lois Solomon, Sun Sentinel
2nd Place — Zaimarie De Guzman, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
3rd Place — Michelle Bearden, Tampa Tribune

Class C-D
1st Place — Terence McCoy, Broward/Palm Beach New Times
2nd Place –Michele Dargan, Palm Beach Daily News
3rd Place — Henry Frederick, HeadlineSurfer.com

Serious Feature Writing
Class A

1st Place — Michelle Bearden, Tampa Tribune
2nd Place — Mark Woods, Florida Times-Union
3rd Place — Topher Sanders, Florida Times-Union
Class B
1st Place — Eve Samples, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
2nd Place — Tim Elfrink, Miami New Times
3d Place — John Mattise, Scott Wyland, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
Class C
1st Place — Randal Yakey, Panama City News Herald
2nd Place — John Nelander, Palm Beach Daily News
3rd Place — Christy Feinberg, Sun Newspapers
Class D
1st Place — John Sotomayor, Ocala Magazine
2nd Place — Erin Sullivan, Orlando Weekly
3rd Place — John Sotomayor, Ocala Magazine
Sports Column Writing
Class A-B
1st Place — David Hyde, Sun Sentinel
2nd Place John Torres, Florida Today
3rd Place — Ray McNulty, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers

Class C-D
1st Place — Mark Blumenthal, Palatka Daily News
2nd Place — Pat McCann, Panama City News Herald
3rd Place — Mark Blumenthal, Palatka Daily News
Sports Feature Writing
Class A-B
1st Place — Laurel Pfahler, Eric Pfahler, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
2nd Place — David Hyde, Sun Sentinel
3rd Place — Michael E. Miller, Miami New Times
Class C-D
1st Place — Jeffrey C. Billman, Orlando Weekly
2nd Place — Jason Shoot, Panama City News Herald
3rd Place — John Lombardo, Orlando Business Journal
Sports Writing
Class A-D
1st Place — Jeffrey Greer, Palm Beach Post
2nd Place — Kevin Johnson, Elysa Delcorto, The Banner
3rd Place — Mark Blumenthal, Palatka Daily News

Travel Writing
Class A-D
1st Place — Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
2nd Place — Michael E. Miller, Miami New Times
3rd Place — Richard Bilbao, Orlando Business Journal

National award-winning columnist to speak at annual gala event!

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Eugene Kane, a national, award-winning columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will offer up words of inspiration at the Florida Press Club’s 62nd annual awards ceremony for its Excellence in Journalism competition on Nov. 2 at the Yellow Dog Cafe in Malabar.
Kane is a two-time winner of National Headliner Award, the recipient of the Sigma Delta Chi Award for best general column. He has won best commentary from the National Association of Black Journalists. He was also named a Knight Fellow at Stanford University.
Dinner, which will start at 6 p.m., is $50 per person. Reservations at this price are available until Oct. 21.
Menu choices are:
Boneless chicken breast, crusted with crispy onions, and a caramel citrus glaze.
OR
Grilled Choice Filet Mignon 8oz. hand cut in house, finished with a Bordeaux Demi-glace.
OR
A spinach and artichoke heart, and roasted red pepper stuffed portabella topped with havarti cheese, accompanied by chefs assortment of fresh vegetables.

Make your reservations now! This is a unique location along the Intracoastal Waterway you won’t soon forget.
After party is six miles away, here: http://www.radisson.com/melbourne-hotel-fl-32903/melbourn

The winners are in! Here are the finalists!

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Thanks to all who participated! You are all winners in our book!

This is actually a list of finalists. The first-, second- and third-place designations will be unveiled at our annual Gala Celebration on Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Yellow Dog Cafe in Malabar. So don’t read anything into the order presented here.

Drinks, dinner, dessert and an esteemed speaker you’ll be soon be seeing clues about on Twitter and on our Facebook page will be part of the proceedings! You’ll also be in the best company around … We know there’s no group of people with better stories to tell!
Act now (email us at fpcpresident[at]gmail.com) and you’ll get the earlybird special at $50 per person! The price goes up after Oct. 21 ($65 per person).
Please note, if you are a finalist for the Frances DeVore Award, you must be present to win the $1,000.
Without further ado, here are our finalists! Congratulations to all!! (Please email if we have committed any errors of spelling).
And thank you all so much for making this year’s competition a success!

 

Artist Illustration

Class A-D

Kim Cool, Venice Gondolier Sun
Trisha Murphy, The Palatka Daily News
Tammy Wheatley, Sun Sentinel

Editorial Cartooning

Class  A-D
Steve Borggen, Anna Maria Island Sun
Ed Hall, Free Lance
Chan Lowe
Steve Borggen, Anna Maria Island Sun

 

Infographic Presentation

Class A-D

David Rogers, Aleese Kopf, Carol Carnevale and Karbel Graphics, Palm Beach Daily News

Steve Nelson, Florida Times-Union
Layout Feature Page Design

Class A-B

Thomas Marcetti, The Villages Daily Sun
Casmira Harrison, News Journal
Carol Parker, The Sun Sentinel
Class C
Brad Bautista, Citrus County Chronicle

Danielle Provencher, Palm Beach Daily News
Brian LaPeter, Citrus County Chronicle

 

Class D
Scott Simmons, The Coastal Star

Frank Russell,  The Banner

Donald Haberkorn, Collier Citizen

Layout Front Page Design

Class A-B

Thomas Marcetti, The Villages Daily Sun

Miche Ratto, Miami New Times

Adam Rogers, The Villages Daily Sun
Class C
Jennifer Peake, Panama City News Herald
Palatka Daily News Staff

Class D
Frank Russell, Collier Citizen

Mike Field, Ricardo Foneseca, Anna Maria Island Sun

Cheryl Bence, Orlando Business Journal
Scott Simmons, Jerry Lower, Mary Kate Leming, Coastal Star

Donald Haberkorn, Naples Daily News
Layout Sports Page Design

Class A-D

Andrew Manzo, The Villages Daily Sun

Laura Cornett, Panama City News Herald

Best Multimedia Package

 Class A-D
Robert Janjigian, Meghan McCarthy, Palm Beach Daily News

Dave Breitenstein, Mike Donlan, News-Press

David Rogers, Aleese Kopf, Karbel Multimedia, Carol Carnevale, Palm Beach Daily News

Best Online Publication, Class A-D
Orlando Business Journal
TC Palm
Daytona Beach News-Journal

Blog Writing

Class A-B
Will Greenlee, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers

Jeff Wilen, Daytona Beach News-Journal
Dave Breitenstein, News-Press

 

Class C-D
Mitchell Pellecchia, Sabrina Segal, MargateNews.Net

Carol Gentry, Health News Florida

Paul Brinkman, South Florida Business Journal

Photography Breaking News
Class A-B
Sam Wolfe, Scripps Treasure Coast

Bruce Ackerman, Ocala Star-Banner
Andrew P. Johnson, Panama City News Herald
Class C-D
Patrick C. Leonard, Palatka Daily News

Chris Salata, Palm Beach Daily News

Photography Feature Photo Essay
Class A-B

Bruce Ackerman, Ocala Star-Banner,

Greg Lovett. Palm Beach Post,
Bruce R. Bennett, Palm Beach Post
Class C-D
Jim Carchidi, Orlando Business Journal

Chris Salata, Palm Beach Daily News
Jerry Lower, Coastal Star

Photography Features
Class A
Bruce Lipsky, Florida Times-Union
Bob Self, Florida Times-Union

Class B-C

Bruce Ackerman, Ocala Star-Banner

Andrew Wardlow, Panama City News Herald
Andrew P. Johnson, Panama City News Herald
Class D
Maggie Field, Anna Maria Island Sun

Photography General News

Class A

Bruce Lipsky, Florida Times-Union

Will Dickey, Florida Times-Union
Bob Mack, Florida Times-Union

Bob Self, Florida Times-Union
Class B-C
Meghan McCarthy, Palm Beach Daily News
Andrew P. Johnson, Panama City News Herald

Heather Leiphart, Panama City News Herald

Eric Hasert, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
Chris Salata, Palm Beach Daily News

Class D
Maggie Field, Anna Maria Island Sun

Jerry Lower, Coastal Star

Photography Portrait/Personality
Class A
Joe Cavaretta, Sun Sentinel
Bob Self, Florida Times-Union

Class B-D

Patrick C. Leonard, Palatka Daily News

Jim Carchidi, Orlando Business Journal
Photography Sports Action

Class A
Bob Self, Florida Times-Union
Joe Cavaretta, Sun Sentinel

Class B-D
Bruce Ackerman, Ocala Star Banner

Scott Wheeler, The Ledger
Patrick C. Leonard, Palatka Daily News

 

Photography Sports Feature
Class A
Will Dickey, Florida Times-Union

 

Class B-D
Alex Boerner, Scripps Treasure Coast
Patrick C. Leonard, Palatka Daily News

Bruce Ackerman, Ocala Star Banner

 

Special Awards – Frances DeVore Award for Public Service
Kate Howard Perry, Adam Kealoha Causey, Florida Times-Union

Charles Elmore, Palm Beach Post

Alexandra Zayas, Tampa Bay Times
Stacey Singer, Pat Beall, Michael Laforgia, Palm Beach Post
Special Awards — Freedom of Information Award
Gina Edwards, Watchdog City,

Ledger Staff

Special Awards — Lucy Morgan Award

Class A

Kate Howard Perry, Adam Kealoha Causey, Florida Times-Union

Alexandra Zayas, Tampa Bay Times
Michael LaForgia, Tampa Bay Times

 Class B

Melissa Holsma, Zaimarie De Guzmann, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
Jonathan Mattise, Scott Wyland, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
Alexi Howk, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers

Class C-D

Orlando Business Journal, Staff

John Sotomayor, Ocala Magazine,

John Sotomayor, Ocala Magazine,
Special Sections
Class A
Mark Gauert, Anderson Greene, City & Shore Magazine, Sun Sentinel

Lou Ann Frala, Eliot Kleinberg, Barbara Marshall, The Palm Beach Post
Florida Times-Union Staff

Class C

Darrell Hofheinz, Palm Beach Daily News

Panama City News Herald Staff
Thomas Marcetti, the Villages Daily Sun

Class D
Orlando Weekly Staff
Susan Lundine, Orlando Business Journal
Susan E. Hoffman, Sun Coast Media Group

Jason Parsley, South Florida Gay News
Best Headline Writing, Class A-D
 Jay Schlichter, Naples Daily News
Susan E. Hoffman, Sun Coast Media Group

 

John Sotomayor, Ocala Magazine

Palatka Daily News
Breaking News
A-D
Will Greenlee, Elliott Jones, Tyler Treadway, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
Frank Fernandez, Andrew Gant, Julie Murphy, Daytona Beach News-Journal

Business Writing
Class A-B

Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
Josh Salman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Class C
Gail Liberman, Palm Beach Daily News

Dian Vujovich, Palm Beach Daily News
Darrell Hofheinz, Palm Beach Daily News

 

Class D
Abraham Aboraya Orlando Business Journal
Tim Pallasen, Coastal Star
Anjali Fluker, Orlando Business Journal

 

Commentary Writing
Class A

Michelle Bearden, Tampa Tribune
Mark Woods, Florida Times-Union
Chan Lowe, Sun Sentinel
Class B
Luther Campbell, Miami New Times
Mark Lane, Daytona Beach News-Journal

Mac Thrower, Daytona Beach News-Journal
Class C-D

Arden Moore, Coastal Star

Bill Manes, Orlando Weekly
Thom Smith, Coastal Star
Community News Writing
Class A-C
Trisha Murphy, Palatka Daily News
Michael E. Miller, Miami New Times
Class D

Jason Parsley, South Florida Gay News

Pat Copeland, Anna Maria Island Sun

John Sotomayor, Ocala Magazine

Education Writing
Class A-B
Annie Martin, Daytona Beach News-Journal
Tyler Treadway, Kelly Tyko, Colleen Wixon, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
Cara Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey S. Solochek, Marlene Sokol, Tampa Bay Times
Class C-D
Laura Gates, Elysa Delcorto, Naples Daily News
Maryann Batlle, Elysa Delcorto, Naples Daily News
Ron Hayes, Emily J. Minor, Libby Volgyes, Coastal Star

Environmental News
Class A-B
Dinah Pulver, Daytona Beach News-Journal
Josh Salman, Bradenton Herald
Tom Palmer, The Ledger

Class C-D
Tim O’Melia, Coastal Star
Kim Cool, Venice Gondolier Sun

Cheryl Blackerby, Coastal Star

General News
Class A-B
Josh Salman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Jim Schoettler, Florida Times-Union
Tim Elfrink, Miami New Times
Class C

Trisha Murphy, Palatka Daily News
Brandon D. Oliver, Palatka Daily News
Aleese Kopf, Palm Beach Daily News

 

Class D
Henry Frederick, HeadlineSurfer.com

Anne Claire Shilton, Jay Schlichter, Naples Daily News
Tim Pallesen, Coastal Star
Pat Copeland, Anna Marie Island Sun
Government News
Class A-B
Scott Travis, Andy Reid, Sun Sentinel

Terence McCoy, Miami New Times
Derek Catron, Daytona Beach News-Journal

Eliot Kleinberg, Palm Beach Post

Mitra Malek, Palm Beach Post

Class C-D
Carol Gentry, Health News Florida

Pat Copeland, Anna Maria Island Sun

Abraham Aboraya, Anjali Fluker, Orlando Business Journal
Jason Parsley, Dylan Bouscher, South Florida Gay News

Health Writing
Class A-B

Josh Salman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Skyler Swisher, Daytona Beach News-Journal
Michael E. Miller, Miami New Times
Class C-D

Anne Claire Shilton, Elysa Delcorto, Naples Daily News
Abraham Aboraya, Orlando Business Journal

Light Feature Writing
Class A-C

Michelle Bearden, Tampa Tribune
Deirdra Funcheon, Miami New Times
Matt Soergel, Florida Times-Union

Class D
James Combs, Akers Media Group
Ron Hayes, Coastal Star

Abraham Aboraya, Orlando Business Journal

Minority Reporting

Class A-B

Deborah Circelli, Daytona Beach News-Journal
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
Francisco Alvarado, Miami New Times
Class C-D
Brian Bandell, South Florida Business Journal
John Sotomayor, Ocala Magazine
Julie Kay, Vala Lopez, Daily Business Review

Opinion Writing
Class A-B
Jim Stinson, Daytona Beach News-Journal
Scott Kent, Panama City News Herald

Andrew J. Davis, Palm Beach Daily News

Class C-D
Mary Kate Leming, Coastal Star
Susan E. Hoffman, Sun Coast Media Group
Cindy Lane, Anna Maria Island Sun
Public Safety
Class A-B
Jim Schoettler, Florida Times-Union
Michael E. Miller, Miami New Times
Lamaur Stancil, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
Jim Schoettler, Florida Times-Union
Class C
Christy Feinberg, Sun Newspapers
John Pacenti, Daily Business Review
Michele Dargan, Palm Beach Daily News

Class D
Steve Plunkett, Tim O’Meilia, Angie Francalancia, Coastal Star
Henry Frederick, HeadlineSurfer.com
Steve Bauer, Sun Coast Media Group
Susan E. Hoffman, Sun Coast Media Group

 

Religion Writing
Class A-B
Zaimarie De Guzman, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
Michelle Bearden, Tampa Tribune
Lois Solomon, Sun Sentinel
Class C-D
Michele Dargan, Palm Beach Daily News

Henry Frederick, HeadlineSurfer.com

Terence McCoy, Broward/Palm Beach New Times

Serious Feature Writing
Class A

Mark Woods, Florida Times-Union

Michelle Bearden, Tampa Tribune
Topher Sanders, Florida Times-Union
Class B
John Mattise, Scott Wyland, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers Eve Samples, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
Tim Elfrink, Miami New Times
Class C

Randal Yakey, Panama City News Herald

John Nelander, Palm Beach Daily News

Christy Feinberg, Sun Newspapers

Class D

Erin Sullivan, Orlando Weekly

John Sotomayer, Ocala Magazine

Sports Column Writing

Class A-B

David Hyde, Sun Sentinel, Time to Ship Loria Out of Town

Ray McNulty, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers

John Torres, Florida Today

Class C-D

Mark Blumenthal, Palatka Daily News

Pat McCann, Panama City News Herald, Sports Beat

Sports Feature Writing

Class A-B

David Hyde, Sun Sentinel,

Michael E. Miller, Miami New Times,

Laurel Pfahler, Eric Pfahler, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers

Class C-D

Jeffrey C. Billman, Orlando Weekly

Jason Shoot, Panama City News Herald

John Lombardo, Orlando Business Journal

Sports Writing

Class A-D

Mark Blumenthal, Palatka Daily News

Jeffrey Greer, Palm Beach Post

Kevin Johnson, Elysa Delcorto, Naples Daily News

Travel Writing

Class A-D

Michael E. Miller, Miami New Times

Richard Bilbao, Orlando Business Journal

Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald