SPJ Florida 2018 Sunshine State Awards finalists announced

Sunshine Awards SPJ Florida

2018 SPJ Sunshine State Awards finalists in each category are presented in alphabetical order by organization. First-, second- and third-place finishers will be announced at an awards ceremony on Aug. 4, 2018 at the University of Miami’s Newman Alumni Center in Coral Gables, Florida.

Congratulations to all the finalists of the SPJ Florida 2018 Sunshine State Awards

SPECIAL CATEGORIES

James Batten Award for Public Service

  • Miami Herald – Carol Marbin Miller, Audra D.S. Burch & Emily Michot, “Fight Club: Dark Secrets of Florida Juvenile Justice”
  • POLITICO Florida – Matt Dixon, Alexandra Glorioso & Marc Caputo, “Sex scandals stings Florida politics”
  • Sun Sentinel – Brittany Wallman & John Maines, “Busted: Leaky pipes, fouled neighborhoods, money down the drain”

Gene Miller Award for Investigative Reporting

  • Miami Herald – Joey Flechas & Nicholas Nehamas, “A Politician’s Secret PAC”
  • POLITICO Florida – Matt Dixon, Alexandra Glorioso & Marc Caputo, “Sex scandals stings Florida politics”
  • Tampa Bay Times – Mark Puente, “The failures of the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board”

Diversity Award

  • El Nuevo Herald & Miami Herald – Brenda Medina
  • South Florida Gay News – Jason Parsley
  • WFTV – Myrt Price

First Amendment Foundation Freedom of Information Award

  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Josh Salman, Dak Le & Michael Braga, “One War. Two Races.”
  • The Florida Times-Union – Ben Conarck, “Behind Closed Doors”
  • The Palm Beach Post – Mike Stucka & Eliot Kleinberg, “Tracking the Legislature”

Journalist of the Year

  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Barbara Peters Smith
  • The Florida Times-Union – Nate Monroe
  • WLRN News – Nancy Klingener

Anchor of the Year

  • Bay News 9 – Veronica Cintron

Photojournalist of the Year

  • Bay News 9 – Timothy Kania
  • Orlando Sentinel – Red Huber
  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal – Jim Tiller

Excellence in Disaster Reporting

  • The Palm Beach Post – Staff, Hurricane Irma — The Palm Beach Post
  • Univision Noticias Digital – Lorena Arroyo, Esther Poveda, Nacho Corbella & Univision Feature Video Team, Life in the eye of the hurricane
  • WLRN News – WLRN News Staff, WLRN News: Hurricane Irma Coverage

Outstanding New Journalist

  • Tampa Bay Times – Neil Bedi
  • The Palm Beach Post – Lulu Ramadan
  • WLRN News – Kate Stein

NEWSPAPERS

Breaking News Reporting

  • Tampa Bay Times – Lisa Gartner, “Fighting the fear, from the cot under the window”
  • Tampa Bay Times – Zachary T. Sampson, Lisa Gartner & Laura C. Morel, “Three boys dead after fiery crash in stolen SUV”
  • The Florida Times-Union – Staff, “Kamiyah Mobley”

Non-Deadline News Reporting (Large Papers)

  • Orlando Sentinel – Beth Kassab, Leslie Postal & Annie Martin, “Schools Without Rules”
  • Sun Sentinel – Stephen Hobbs, “Dangerous Doctors”
  • The Palm Beach Post – Lulu Ramadan, “Boca mayor”

Non-Deadline News Reporting (Small Papers)

  • Miami New Times – Tim Elfrink, “Hooked”
  • The News-Press – Frank Gluck, Amy Bennett Williams, “Hospice benefits”
  • The News-Press & Naples Daily News – Amy Bennett Williams, Ryan Mills, “Pulse Nightclub”

Feature Reporting (Large Papers)

  • Tampa Bay Times – Lane DeGregory, “After the crash”
  • The Daily Beast – James LaPorta, “Ryan Owens, Navy SEAL Killed in Yemen, Was Braver Than America Knew”
  • The Palm Beach Post – Pat Beall, “A world with no floor”

Feature Reporting (Small Papers)

  • Naples Daily News – Shelby Reynolds, “Sammy & Parker”
  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal – Ken Willis, “A Survivor’s Tale”
  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal – Seth Robbins, “Stuck in Time”

Series

  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Dinah Voyles Pulver, Dale White, Cindy Swirko & Tom McLaughlin, “Rising Seas”
  • Tampa Bay Times – Lisa Gartner & Zack Sampson, “Hot Wheels”
  • Treasure Coast Newspapers/TCPalm – Lucas Daprile, Leah Voss, Eric Hasert & Xavier Mascarenas, “Soiled Springs”

Commentary & Criticism – General

  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Carrie Seidman
  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal – Mark Lane
  • The Florida Times-Union – Mark Woods

Commentary & Criticism – Arts

  • Creative Loafing: Tampa – Riley Huff
  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Jay Handelman
  • The Palm Beach Post – Leslie Streeter

Profile Reporting

  • Miami Herald – Dan Evans, “Man spends more than 30 unpaid years tending to the dead at Miami Cemetery”
  • Miami New Times – Jessica Lipscomb, “Ted Vernon Stars in South Beach Classics Despite Decades of Violent Abuse Claims”
  • Miami New Times – Ryan Pfeffer, “Trina: The One and Only Queen of Hip-Hop”

State and Local Election Reporting

  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Zac Anderson, “Zac Anderson”
  • The Palm Beach Post – Lawrence Mower, Lulu Ramadan, Alexandra Seltzer & Justin Price, “Candidates help voters fill out ballots”
  • Treasure Coast Newspapers/TCPalm – Lucas Daprile, “LLC elections loophole”

Presidential Reporting

  • No entries

Data Reporting

  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Josh Salman, Dak Le & Michael Braga, “One War. Two Races.”
  • Sun Sentinel – Stephen Hobbs, “Dangerous Doctors”
  • Tampa Bay Times – Staff, “Why Cops Shoot”

Editorial Writing

  • Sun Sentinel – Rosemary O’Hara, “Hurricane Irma outages; North Korea Diplomat; The Wave”
  • The Florida Times-Union – Mike Clark, “Opioids: An epidemic worse than murder and suicide combined”
  • The Palm Beach Post – Rick Christie, “Rick Christie – Editorials”

Editorial Cartoon

  • The Baker County Press – Ed Hall, A Portfolio of Cartoons from 2017

Headline Writing

  • Florida Weekly – Staff, Staff Headlines
  • Sun Sentinel – Jeremy Lang, Jeremy Lang headlines
  • The Villages Daily Sun – Ryan Gregg, Headlines by Ryan Gregg

Beat Reporting – Arts

  • Flaglerlive.com – Pierre Tristam, “Art News on Par with Other Beats”
  • Florida Weekly – Nancy Stetson, “Work of Nancy Stetson”
  • Siesta Sand – Rodger Skidmore, “Arts on the Horizon”

Beat Reporting – Business

  • Miami Herald – Chabeli Herrera, “Business Portfolio”
  • South Florida Business Journal – Brian Bandell, “Brian Bandell (Real Estate & Health)”
  • South Florida Business Journal – Debora Lima, “Debora Lima (Ventures)”

Beat Reporting – Community

  • Miami Herald – Linda Robertson, “Only in Miami”
  • Sun Sentinel – Susannah Bryan, “A dog and his killer: How Ollie the pit bull wound up in a suitcase”
  • The Palm Beach Post – Joe Capozzi, “Joe Capozzi”

Beat Reporting – Consumer Issues

  • Florida Weekly – Evan Williams, “Work of Evan Williams”
  • Miami Herald – Chabeli Herrera, “Consumer Issues Reporting Portfolio”
  • Tampa Bay Times – Mark Puente, “The failures of the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board”

Beat Reporting – Crime & Courts

  • Daily Business Review – Samantha Joseph & J. Albert Diaz, “Portfolio: Someone Still Lives Here / Whodunnit / Undone”
  • Flaglerlive.com – Pierre Tristam, “Bringing the Reader into the Courtroom”
  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal – Suzanne Hirt, “Childhood Betrayed”

Beat Reporting – Education

  • Sun Sentinel – Scott Travis, “Sexual abuse victims blamed”
  • The Florida Times-Union – Tessa Duvall, “EVAC at Lee High School”
  • The Palm Beach Post – Andrew Marra, “Andrew Marra”

Beat Reporting – Environment, Health & Science

  • Florida Today – Jim Waymer, “Danger in the water”
  • Sun Sentinel – Diane Lade, “For-profit stem cell clinics”
  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal – Dinah Voyles Pulver, “Rising Seas”

Beat Reporting – Food & Travel

  • Miami Herald – Mimi Whitefield, “Cloudy skies for Cuba travel”
  • Orlando Business Journal – Richard Bilbao, “Orlando tourism coverage”
  • Sun Sentinel – Michael Mayo, T”he Eat Beat by Michael Mayo”

Beat Reporting – Government & Politics

  • Miami Herald – Joey Flechas & Nicholas Nehamas, “A Politician’s Secret PAC”
  • Tampa Bay Times – Mark Puente, “The failures of the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board”
  • The Palm Beach Post – Lulu Ramadan, “Boca mayor”

Beat Reporting – Hardship Issues

  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Barbara Peters Smith, “Catching Our Drift”
  • The Palm Beach Post – Christine Stapleton, “Gratitude House”
  • The Palm Beach Post – Olivia Hitchcock, Sonja Isger, Wayne Washington & Jeff Ostrowski, “Immigration debate hits home”

Beat Reporting – Minority Issues

  • Miami Herald – Jacqueline Charles, “Fearing Trump deportation, Haitians head to Canada”
  • Miami Herald – Mimi Whitefield, “Cuban Americans: Caught between two worlds”
  • The Palm Beach Post – Olivia Hitchcock, Sonja Isger, Wayne Washington & Jeff Ostrowski, “Immigration debate hits home”

Beat Reporting – Religion

  • Bradenton Herald – Mark Young, “Issues of Faith: varied features”

Beat Reporting – Sports

  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Doug Fernandes, “Doug Fernandes”
  • The Florida Times-Union – Justin Barney, “Jacksonville High School Football”
  • The News-Press – Seth Soffian, “Seth sports reporting”

Special Publication or Section

  • Florida Weekly – “Staff, Big Trouble”
  • Orlando Business Journal – Staff, “Orlando Business Journal’s Pink issue”
  • Orlando Sentinel – Staff, “WE REMEMBER”

PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN

Breaking News Photography

  • Miami Herald – Charles Trainor Jr., “Hurricane Irma strikes Key West”
  • Sun Sentinel – Susan Stocker, “Crocodile caught on Hollywood beach”
  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal – Jim Tiller, “Teenager Gets 20 Years”

Feature Photography

  • Palm Beach Daily News – Melanie Bell, “Melanie Bell – Photography”
  • The Palm Beach Post – Lannis Waters, “Lannis Waters – Sunrises”
  • The Villages Daily Sun – Amy J. Correnti, “Anniversary Visit – May 29, 2017″

Photography Story

  • Naples Daily News – Kaitlin Klann, “Florida Trail”
  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal – Lola Gomez, “Stuck in Time”
  • The Villages Daily Sun – Erin Williams & Amy J. Correnti, “Brothers’ Keepers”

Art/Photo Illustration

  • Orlando Sentinel – Jacob Langston, Cassie Armstrong & Todd Stewart, Pulse: 1 Year Later
  • South Florida Business Journal – Hilda Vazquez, Hilda Vazquez – Art & photo illustrations
  • The Villages Daily Sun – Max Gersh, Hoops Wrecking Crew

Infographic

  • South Florida Business Journal – Hilda Vazquez, MIA & FLL – “How they rank (Infographic)”
  • South Florida Gay News – Brendon Lies, “The Beauracracy of Being Transgender”
  • The Villages Daily Sun – Adam Rogers, Colin Smith & Grace Stamper, “Not Their Own Lives / Sacred Shrines / Operation Holiday Magic”

Front Page Design (Large Papers)

  • Orlando Sentinel – Todd Stewart, Cassie Armstrong & Pam Dowd, “Orlando Sentinel front pages”

Front Page Design (Small Papers)

  • South Florida Business Journal – Hilda Vazquez, “Hilda Vazquez cover design”
  • The Villages Daily Sun – Adam Rogers, Colin Smith & Grace Stamper, “1/12/17 – 3/23/17 – 12/17/17″
  • The Villages Daily Sun – Adam Rogers, Colin Smith, “Christmas Eve / Brothers’ Keeper / New Year’s Eve”

MAGAZINES

Public Service Reporting

  • Fort Lauderdale Magazine – Christiana Lilly, “Trashing the Beach”
  • Sarasota Magazine – Daniel DeWitt, “Signs of Life”
  • The Palm Beacher – Kristen Desmond LeFevre, “Heavy Traffic”

Investigative Reporting

  • Distraction Magazine – Marissa Vonesh, Sidney Sherman, Alexa Aguilar & Allie Pakrosnis, “The Invisible Trade”
  • Gold Coast Magazine – Eric Barton, “The Gray Area Between Racial Profiling And Policing”
  • Gulfstream Media Group – Kristen Desmond LeFevre, “Heavy Traffic”

Feature Story

  • Florida Trend – Mike Vogel, “Addicted to Rehab”
  • Fort Lauderdale Magazine – Ashley Harrell, “Two Wheels vs Four”
  • Gulfstream Media Group – Eric Barton, “The Mystery of the Wild Monkeys of Dania”

Profile Story

  • Florida Trend – Jason Garcia, “A League of Their Own”
  • Fort Lauderdale Magazine – Erik Petersen, “Evander Holyfield”
  • Super Lawyers Magazine – Carlos Harrison & Beth Taylor, “Visionary Man”

Commentary & Criticism

  • City & Shore Magazine / Sun Sentinel – Mark Gauert, “Columns by Mark Gauert”
  • Florida Trend – Mark R. Howard, “Editor’s Page”
  • The Public Relations Strategist – Virgil Scudder, “In the C-Suite: Anatomy of a Scandal at Wells Fargo”

Food and Travel Writing

  • Fort Lauderdale Magazine – Amy Krigsman, “Cuba’s Second City”
  • Gold Coast Magazine – Eric Barton, “Chasing Darwin”
  • INDULGE – Miami Herald – Evan S. Benn, “Israel: Holy Land, Heavenly Food”

Trade or Special Interest Publication

  • City & Shore Magazine / Sun-Sentinel – Mark Gauert & Anderson Greene, “PRIME”
  • Palm Beach Media Group – Daphne Nikolopoulos & Michelle Lee Ribeiro, “Art & Culture”
  • The Triton – Staff, “The Triton trade publication”

Cover Design

  • City & Shore Magazine / Sun-Sentinel – Mark Gauert & Anderson Greene, “City & Shore Covers, January, September and November 2017″
  • Fort Lauderdale Magazine – Jonathan Perkinson, “Fort Lauderdale Magazine covers”
  • Palm Beach Illustrated – Olga Gustine, “43040″

Inside Design

  • Distraction Magazine – Sidney Sherman, Ana Gonzales, Alexa Aguilar & Shellie Frai, “Mangia”
  • Gulfstream Media Group – Craig Cottrell, “The Gray Area Between Protecting and Profiling, New to the Neighborhood, Healthy Staycations”
  • Sarasota Magazine – Gigi Ortwein, “Sarasota Magazine”

Best Single Issue

  • Fort Lauderdale Magazine – Erik Petersen & Jonathan Perkinson, “Fort Lauderdale Magazine Ocean Issue”
  • INDULGE – Miami Herald – Evan S. Benn, “Art Basel Issue”
  • Sarasota Magazine – Staff, “43070″

TELEVISION

Best Newscast

  • WFLA-TV – Staff, WFLA “NEWSCAST EVENING 11 28 17”
  • WPBF 25 News – Staff, WPBF 25 “News at 6: The Eve of the Inauguration”
  • WPBF 25 News – Staff, WPBF 25 “News at 6: Tornado Outbreak”

Investigative Reporting – Single Report

  • WFTS-TV – Adam Walser & Matt McGlashen, “The Dangerous Diabetic Black Market”
  • WPTV – Sam Smink & Jim Sitton, “Social Media Sex Offenders”
  • WPTV – Sam Smink & Jim Sitton, “To Catch a Fish”

Investigative Reporting – Series

  • WFTS-TV – Adam Walser, Randy Wright & Fran Gilpin, “Falling Through the Cracks… Sinkhole Repairs in Tampa Bay”
  • WFTS-TV/ABC Action News I-Team – Jarrod Holbrook, Randy Wright & Fran Gilpin, “Port officials wine, dine on taxpayers’ dime while containers bypass Tampa”
  • WPTV – Sam Smink, Jim Sitton & Niels Heimeriks, “Set Up to Fail: A look at DCF investigators and the system that fails them”

Spot News Reporting

  • WFTV – Samantha Manning, Ken Tyndall & Jonathan Galed, “Suspect Shoots at Officer”

Breaking News

  • WFTV – Samantha Manning & Erik Bates, “Accused Cop Killer Caught”

General Assignment Report

  • WFTV – Samantha Manning & Jonathan Galed, “Stolen Ashes”
  • WPEC CBS12 – Michael Buczyner & Wally Lurz, “Problem in Paradise”

Special Reporting

  • Bay News 9 – Veronica Cintron & Bobby Collins, “Field of Fears”
  • News 13 – Marla Weech, Joh Ficurilli & Daniel Macaluso, “Special Assignment: FHP Ghost Cars”
  • WPEC CBS12 – Maria Tomasch, Lynda Figueredo & Wally Lurz, “Sex for Sale”

Political Reporting

  • No entries

Light Feature Reporting

  • Bay News 9 – Laurie Davison & Tim Kania, “Diving Into History”
  • WOFL Fox 35 News – Brian Scott, “Message in a Bottle”
  • WTSP 10 News – Garin Flowers, “Exposing gender stereotypes with a riddle”

Serious Feature Reporting

  • Fusion TV – Staff, “The Naked Truth: Undocumented on Campus”
  • News 13 – Marla Weech, Tony Rojek, “Special Assignment: The Plastic Problem”
  • WPEC CBS12 – Andrea Marvin, Maria Tomasch & Wally Lurz, “Baker Act Abuse”

Sports Reporting

  • WPEC CBS12 – Michael Buczyner, Wally Lurz, Chris Mills & Chris Hinson, “Concussed Kids”

Weather Reporting

  • WFTV – Myrt Price &Tom Zylowski, “Hurricane Irma Weather Reporting”
  • WFTV – Samantha Manning & Jonathan Galed, “Hurricane Irma Hits Volusia County”
  • WPEC CBS12 – Wally Lurz, “Irma Lingers”

Best Non-Newscast Program

  • WFLA-TV – Steve Jerve, Nancy Ryan, Ben Eytalis & Phil Hill, “SURVIVING THE STORM: A Storm Team 8 Special”
  • WPBF 25 News – Staff, “Chasing a Championship”

RADIO

Best Newscast

  • WJCT News – Michelle Corum, Cyd Hoskinson & Lindsey Kilbride, “43035″
  • WLRN News – Christine DiMattei, Tim Padgett, Alicia Zuckerman & WLRN News Staff, “WLRN News Covers the Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting”
  • WUSF Public Media – Carson Cooper, “WUSF Morning Edition”

General Coverage

  • WJCT News – Lindsey Kilbride, Jessica Palombo & Ryan Benk, “Northeast Florida Hurricane Season 2017″
  • WLRN Public Media – Peter Haden, “Sunny Daze: Inside South Florida’s Opioid Crisis”
  • WUFT – STAFF, “Richard Spencer Coverage”

Investigative Reporting

  • WFSU-FM – Catherine Buckler, “The Name In Blue”
  • WJCT News – Ryan Benk, “Florida Patients Stranded By State-Contracted Ride Service”
  • WLRN News – Sammy Mack, Rowan Moore Gerety, Nadege Green & Alicia Zuckerman, “Young Survivors: The Unspoken Trauma Of Gun Violence”

Government & Politics Reporting

  • WFSU-FM – Sascha Cordner, “Lawmakers Start Process To Formally Say Sorry To Former Dozier Wards, Create”
  • WLRN News – Wilson Sayre & Alicia Zuckerman, “Cell 1: Florida’s Death Penalty In Limbo”
  • WUSF Public Media – Bobbie O’Brien, “An Unknown Future For Military Caregivers Of Post-9/11 Veterans”

Feature Reporting

  • WUFT – Luke Sullivan, “When the Lights Go Out, and Stay Out”
  • WUSF Public Media – Daylina Miller, “Pet Peace Of Mind’ Keeps Hospice Patients, Pets Together In Final Days”
  • WUSF Public Media – Robin Sussingham, “Violins Of Hope’ Give Voice To Voiceless Of Holocaust”

Public Affairs

  • WLRN News – Tom Hudson, “How Is The #MeToo Movement Translating Across Cultures In South Florida?”
  • WUFT – Ryan Vasquez, “After Irma: What’s Next For Florida”
  • WUSF Public Media – Stephanie Colombini & Robin Sussingham, “Foster Care In The Suncoast Region”

DIGITAL

Blog

  • Treasure Coast Newspapers/TCPalm – Will Greenlee, “Off the Beat with Will Greenlee”

News Web Site

  • Univision Noticias Digital – Staff, “Univision Noticias Digital”
  • WFLA-TV – Staff, “com”
  • WLRN News – Teresa Frontado & WLRN News Staff, “org”

Online Breaking News

  • The News-Press – Kinfay Moroti, Michael Braun, Andrew West & Craig Handel, “Lehigh Acres Fires”
  • The News-Press & Naples Daily News – Staff, “Hurricane Irma”
  • WLRN News – Teresa Frontado, Katie Lepri, Mihail Halachev & WLRN News Staff, “Surviving Hurricane Irma”

Multimedia Feature

  • UF College of Journalism and Communications – Staff, “Cuba: Outside In”
  • Univision Noticias Digital – Lorena Arroyo, Andrea Patiño, Maye Primera & Jessica Weiss, “Femicide: the scourge that kills 12 women a day in Latin America”
  • WLRN News – Teresa Frontado, Katie Lepri & WLRN News Staff, “Young Survivors: The Unspoken Trauma Of Gun Violence Digital Treatment”

Package

  • Univision Noticias Digital – Lorena Arroyo, Esther Poveda, Nacho Corbella & Univision Feature Video team, “Life in the eye of the hurricane”
  • Univision Noticias Digital – Staff, “From migrants to refugees: the new plight of Central Americans”
  • WUFT.org – Staff, “Energy Burden”

Infographics and Data Visualization

  • Tampa Bay Times – Neil Bedi & Connie Humburg, “If you’re black”
  • Univision – Amaya Verde & Patricia Vélez, “Trump’s cabinet is far from reflecting the racial diversity of the United States”
  • Univision – Mariano Zafra & Javier Figueroa, “3D simulation of President Trump’s wall based on his own specifications”

Online Video – Up to 3 Minutes

  • Miami Herald – Emily Michot, “Fight Club: Dying youth begged for medical help. He didn’t get it.”
  • Miami Herald – Pedro Portal & Matias J. Ocner, “Big Pine Key Rebuilds”
  • Univision Noticias Digital – Nacho Corbella, Lorena Arroyo & Esther Poveda, “The vultures are ready to prey on the weak”

Online Video – 3 Minutes or Longer

  • Univision Noticias Digital – Andrea Patiño & Alejandra Quintero, “I was the victim of an acid attack. Now I help other women look in the mirror again.”
  • Univision Noticias Digital – Mauricio Rodriguez Pons, Nacho Corbella, Ricardo Weibezahn & Ronny Rojas, “This is going to be a rich man’s playground”
  • WUFT News – Andrea Cornejo, “Beyond Gender”

Podcast

  • Florida Today – John Torres, Mara Bellaby & Rob Landers, “Murder on the Space Coast”

Blog Writing

  • Poynter – Ryan Pfeffer, “How to get laid off from your journalism job”
  • Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Lee Williams, “The Gun Writer”
  • SouthFlorida.com – Michael Mayo, “The Eat Beat by Michael Mayo”

Social Media Package

  • WLRN News – Teresa Frontado, Katie Lepri & WLRN News Staff, “WLRN News Digital Projects”

SPANISH LANGUAGE

Mejor trabajo de investigación en televisión/radio

  • No entries

Mejor trabajo de investigación en prensa escrita/digital

  • El Nuevo Herald – Antonio María Delgado & Sonia Osorio, “Militares venezolanos preparan francotiradores para usarlos contra manifestantes”
  • El Nuevo Herald/Univision 23 – Brenda Medina & Erika Carrillo, “¿Salvación o pesadilla?”
  • Univision – Nicolás Ibargüen, Lara Fernández, Lucas Isakowitz & Jose L. Cuesta, “Cartílago de tiburón: la industria detrás de las pastillas”

Mejor reportaje especial (features) en televisión

  • Univision – Brailyn Garcia, “EL LEGADO DE UN DICTADOR”
  • WLTV-Univision 23 Miami – Sandra Peebles & David González, “Muertos Olvidados”
  • WTMO-TV Telemundo Orlando – Valezka Gil & Axel Figueroa, “Cosecha de sobrevivientes”

Mejor reportaje especial en radio/podcast

  • No entries

Mejor reportaje especial en prensa escrita/medio digital

  • El Nuevo Herald – Brenda Medina, “#MeToo y las mujeres de Miami”
  • Univision – Nicolás Ibargüen, Lara Fernández, Tomás Ocaña & Begoña Ruiz, “Cazando al depredador: la pesca de tiburones en Europa”
  • Univision Noticias – Lorena Arroyo, Luis Velarde & C.J. Karp, “Acorralados por Trump: la fe de una indocumentada para salvar el taller familiar sola y con un grillete en el tobillo”

Mejor cobertura de noticias de última hora en televisión/radio/digital

  • AFP – Leila Macor, “Cobertura escrita de los huracanes Irma en el sur de Florida y María en Puerto Rico”
  • Noticias Univision Tampa – Alexis Boentes & Filippo Ferretti, “El Monstruo de Seminole Heights”

Periodista del año en televisión/radio

  • No finalists

Mejor Reportaje Especial (Features) – Television/Radio

  • No entries

Mejor infografía y/o visualización de dato del año

  • Univision – Javier Figueroa, Mariano Zafra & María Sánchez, “Estos son los más de 70 hombres poderosos acusados de acoso sexual tras el caso Weinstein”
  • Univision – Juanje Gómez, Antonio Cucho, Mauricio Rodriguez & Mariano Zafra, “Escribe tu ‘zip code’ y descubre cómo se verá el eclipse solar en tu ciudad”
  • Univision – Mariano Zafra, Luis Melgar, Javier Figueroa & Sofía Ruiz de Velasco, “¿Estás pensando en irte de Puerto Rico? ¿Quieres volver? Con este cuestionario sabrás cuántos piensan como tú”

Mejor cobertura de desastres naturales en televisión/radio

  • Noticias Univision Tampa – Alexis Boentes, “Huracán Irma amenaza la Bahía de Tampa”

Mejor cobertura de desastres naturales en prensa escrita/digital

  • El Sentinel sur de Florida – Aurelio Moreno, “Irma”
  • Univision Noticias – Damià S. Bonmatí, Patricia Clarembaux & Nicolás Hernández, “Cobertura digital del Huracán Harvey”
  • Univision Noticias Digital – Lorena Arroyo, Esther Poveda & Nacho Corbella, “La vida en el ojo del huracán”

Mejor trabajo estudiantil  – todo tipo de medios

  • Florida International University School of Journalism – Monica Gomez Batista, “Reportaje sobre la esposa de un discapacitado / El discriminado también discrimina”
  • Noticias WUFT – Nicole Segnini, Sofia Millar, Clara Garcia & Alessandra Mayr, “Noticias WUFT”
  • South Florida News Service – Carolina Morales Chataing, “Diversis trabajos para el SFNS portal de FIU”

STUDENTS

College Journalist of the Year

  • The Independent Florida Alligator – Ethan Bauer, “Ethan Bauer Collection”
  • WUFT – Alexa Lorenzo, “Alexa Lorenzo body of work”
  • WUFT News – Andrea Cornejo, “Andrea Cornejo Portfolio”

Best Student Publication

  • Journey Magazine – Staff, “Journey Magazine”
  • The Independent Florida Alligator – Alligator Staff, “The Independent Florida Alligator”
  • The Miami Hurricane – Staff, “The Miami Hurricane 2017″

Best Website

  • Flagler College Gargoyle – Staff, “Flagler College Gargoyle”
  • Lynn iPulse – Adam Yurkiewitz & Brian Martin, “iPulse News Website, Lynn University”
  • The Miami Hurricane – Sherman Hewitt, Jackie Yang, Mackenzie Miller & Thomas Fletcher, “The Miami Hurricane website”

Best News Story

  • Flagler College Gargoyle – Katherine Lewin, “Flooding leaves refugee family with moldy apartment”
  • Flagler College Gargoyle – Katie Garwood, “Residents still reeling from second hurricane hit in a year”
  • The Miami Hurricane – Israel Aragon Bravo, “Local residents and UM students discuss legacy of 1980 Miami Riots”

Best News Photo

  • FIU Student Media – Nicole Malanga, “No One Is Illegal”
  • South Florida News Service – Elizabeth Soza, “Documenting Miami’s homeless”
  • The Miami Hurricane – Hunter Crenian, “University protocol, morale put to the test during Irma’s historic wrath”

Best Feature Story

  • Independent Florida Alligator – Ethan Bauer, “Into the Void”
  • The Miami Hurricane – Isabella Cueto, “Sugar babies’ seek way to keep up with Miami standard”
  • WLRN News – Allison Light, “Miami Curves Week+ Celebrates Plus-Sized Fashion”

Best Profile

  • Independent Florida Alligator – Ethan Bauer, “Her Decision”
  • WUFT – Briana Erickson, “Two Veterans.Two Wars”
  • WUFT – Luke Sullivan, “Vivian Filer”

Best Review

  • The Current – Brianna Spieldenner, “Review: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ immerses viewers in its futuristic world”
  • The Current – Dorothy-Mae Eldemire, “SweetSexySavage” empowers women”
  • The Current – Dorothy-Mae Eldemire, “Trip”: Aiko’s journey through accepting death”

Best Sports Story

  • Miami Herald – Ethan Bauer, “It could have been ‘his All-Star Game.’ Now, reminders of Jose Fernandez are everywhere”
  • The Miami Hurricane – Isaiah Kim-Martinez, “5-foot-7 freshman guard continues to shatter expectations”
  • The Miami Hurricane – Maxwell Trink & Carter Krouse, “Who’s the man behind the Turnover Chain?”

Best Sports Photo

  • The Miami Hurricane – Hunter Crenian, “The Catch”

Best Opinion Column

  • Florida Atlantic University –  University Press – Ross Mellman, “Opinion: The Trump Era garners new hope for America’s future”
  • The Current – Eleanor Marsh, “Protesters reject Richard Spencer”
  • The Reporter – Kitty Geoghan, “Skeptical Science Sundays: Vaccines, Autism & the Myth”

Best Page Design

  • FAU University Press – Ivan Benavides, “New Student Edition Cover”
  • Journey Magazine – Dajah Dorn & Ricardo Brown, “Rebel Issue Cover”

Best Video

  • Tomahawk Nation – Perry Kostidakis, “FSU vs. UF in: The Battle for Bowl Eligibility”
  • WUFT – Ramsey Touchberry, “Gainesville Residents React To Thursday Speech Event On Campus”
  • WUFT News – Andrea Cornejo, “Strength In the Storm”

Best Multimedia Feature

  • The Florida Times-Union – Wesley LeBlanc, Will Weber & Staff, “In Their Eyes: Florida prison reform from inmates’ perspectives”
  • WUFT News – Andrea Cornejo, “Beyond Gender”
  • WUFT News – Staff, “Our Gainesville”

Best Coverage of LGBT Issues

  • FIU Student Media – Nazareth Izada & Harold Lopez, “Out + Proud Series”
  • The Nation – Tyler Gillespie, “How Students Made an Off-Campus Protest a Movement”; “It’s a small world”
  • WUFT News – Andrea Cornejo, “Beyond Gender”

Best Coverage of Race and Minorities

  • Flagler College Gargoyle – Katie Garwood, “Keeping with his church’s tradition, Rawls speaks up for community”
  • The Current – Dorothy-Mae Eldemire, “Recent NFL protests lack purpose”
  • The Miami Hurricane – Marcus Lim, “Staying in the United States proves a huge hurdle for some students”

Best Disaster Reporting

  • Flagler College Gargoyle – Katie Garwood, “Residents still reeling from second hurricane hit in a year”
  • WUFT News – Andrea Cornejo, “Strength In the Storm”
  • WUFT News – Grace King, Janae Muchmore, Luke Sullivan & Erin O’Halloran, “Hurricane Irma Aftermath”

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