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FloridaPolitics.com nabs three honors in Green Eyeshade Awards

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FloridaPolitics.com received three honors in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Green Eyeshade Awards, highlighting the best journalism of 2016 throughout 10 states of the southeast United States. Martin Dyckman received a second-place award for online serious commentary for his columns exploring the problems with Florida’s death penalty laws. Jim Rosica received a third-place award for online business reporting for his stories on gambling in Florida. Scott Powers received a third-place award for online political reporting for his stories on Central…

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Tampa Bay Times investigation into Pinellas schools wins IRE national investigative reporting prize

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The Tampa Bay Times “Failure Factories” series of stories investigating how the Pinellas County School District served black students has won a prestigious national IRE Medal for investigative reporting, the international journalism organization Investigative Reporters and Editors announced. The Times project, published in three parts plus a prologue last August, explored what is described in the project’s opening paragraph as how, “In just eight years, Pinellas County School Board members turned five schools in the county’s black neighborhoods into some of…

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