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Tampa Bay Times “Failure Factories” series wins Bingham Prize for investigative reporting

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The Tampa Bay Times has won another journalism prize for their expose on how five elementary schools in South St. Petersburg devolved into some of the worst in Florida. The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University announced on Friday that the Times “Failure Factories” reports has been awarded the 2015 Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism. “In precise, compelling prose, this series exposed how a Florida county school board neglected African-American schools until they become little more than warehouses for children,”…

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Tampa Bay Times’ “Failure Factories” series recognized by Columbia Journalism Review

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The Tampa Bay Times has been honored as one of the best examples of journalism in 2015 by the Columbia Journalism review. In a breakdown of the good vs. the bad, The Times’ Failure Factories series was recognized as one of nine examples of stand out reporting. “The Tampa Bay Times’ ongoing series on five underperforming elementary schools tells a story that national media is less likely to cover,” an excerpt from the review reads. The series chronicles Campbell Park,…

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Tim Nickens is being such a pussy!

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It must be very difficult to be the Editor of Editorials at the St. Petersburg Times. I mean, you are in charge of the section of the newspaper viewed by the least amount of readers, yet pandered to by almost every politician. And you have to deal with Robyn Blumner on a daily basis. At least Bill Maxwell isn’t around anymore to bother you about the plight of migrant workers. So why is Tim Nickens being such a pussy about…

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