The finalists are in!

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Check out the judges’ chosen for the 2017 Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Competition and save the date, Nov. 4 for our gala affair in Sarasota when first, second and third place will be announced! Congrats to: Illustration – Artist Illustration Class A-B Steve Nelson, Florida Times-Union Chelsea Klevin, The Villages Daily Sun Colin Smith, The Villages Daily Sun …

Winners of the 2016 Excellence in Journalism Competition announced!

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The Miami Herald won both of of Florida Press Club’s top awards in its annual Excellence in Journalism Competition Saturday night for two different series. Judges awarded the Frances DeVore Award for Public Service to the Miami paper’s series, “Beyond Punishment,” an examination of sex, corruption and cover-ups at the nation’s largest women’s prison. The club’s Lucy Morgan Award for …

Florida Press Club gala speaker, details announced!

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​Hello Florida Press Club members! The time has come for us to celebrate Florida’s journalism. Please join us for our 65th birthday party in North America’s oldest city, St. Augustine on Nov. 5. The proceedings will begin with a cocktail hour at 7 p.m., at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel St. Augustine Historic District, to be followed by dinner. We will …

The finalists for the 2016 Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Competition are in!

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Illustration — Artist Illustration Class A-D Bonita Burton, The Villages Daily Sun Donnie Haberkorn, Collier Citizen Colin Smith, The Villages Daily Sun Illustration — Cartooning Class A-D Steve Borggren, Anna Maria Island Sun Staff, Banner Greg Williams, The Villages Daily Sun Illustration — Infographic Presentation Class A-D Victoria Prichard, Orlando Business Journal Adam Rogers, The Villages Daily Sun Colin Smith, …

2015 winners announced!

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The Palm Beach Post’s year-long investigation into 256 police shootings over the last 15 years won both of Florida Press Club’s top awards in its annual Excellence in Journalism Competition Saturday night. Judges awarded the Frances DeVore Award for Public Service and the Lucy Morgan Award for In-Depth Reporting to The Palm Beach Post writers Lawrence Mower, Pat Beall and …

Come celebrate the weird, the wacky, the naked and the drunk!

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In the state we live in, you never know what’s going to happen next. Or when a bikini-wearing bandit will rob a bank. So, in honor of our new category, “That is so … Florida,”  Eliot Kleinberg, author of “Weird Florida,” will entertain us with insights into why truth really is stranger than fiction, especially here.   “Any time you …

Come to Florida Press Club's annual gala celebration!

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You are hereby invited to attend the annual celebration of the Florida Press Club’s Excellence in Journalism Competition … and it’s going to be a weird one! Eliot Kleinberg, Palm Beach Post staff writer and author of “Weird Florida,” will give the keynote speech, conjuring all kinds of naked and drunk hijinks which have made Florida journalists the envy of …

The FINALISTS are in!

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The Florida Press Club proudly announces the finalists in its 2015 Excellence in Journalism Competition. Congratulations to all… and thank you for your participation. The places will be announced Nov. 7 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel! Watch this space for more details about our gala celebration of the work! Illustration — Artist Illustration Class A-B Chelsea Kleven, The Villages …

Call to the 2015 Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Competition!

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For more than six decades, the Florida Press Club has been honoring the best of the best. And now we’re about to do it again … Our competition has the largest journalism cash prize in the state — the $1,000 Frances DeVore Award for Public Service. And, this year, we’re adding some new twists! In addition to all its traditional …

Florida Press Club announces winners of the 2014 Excellence in Journalism Competition

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The Florida Press Club held its annual meeting Saturday, and awarded its top honor, the Frances DeVore Award for Public Service, to the Miami Herald for its series, “Innocents Lost,” which chronicled the story of children who died in the state’s care. Other top honors in its 62nd Excellence in Journalism Competition went to the South Florida Sun Sentinel for …