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Florida reporters honored with seven National Headliner Awards

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Florida media was well represented this week at the 81st National Headliner Awards, including top awards for reporters John Romano of the Tampa Bay Times and Julie Brown of the Miami Herald. The Press Club of Atlantic City launched the National Headliner Awards in 1934, an annual recognition of the best work in American journalism. Winning both Best of Show and first place for local news beat coverage or continuing story was Brown’s “Cruel and Usual,” a Herald series of investigative reports…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times: The new food critic pussies out

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Well, that didn’t take long. In his first major decision as the new Times food critic, Jim Webster pussies out of making a major change to the newspaper’s grading system, which is currently based on an anachronistic four-star system. Pretty much in response to my unending criticism of the Times‘ grading system, specifically my criticism of Laura Reiley’s seemingly unending awarding of 2.5 stars to almost every restaurant she reviewed, Webster posted on the Times‘ must-be-redesigned blog about dining out…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times: The new food critic pussies out

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Well, that didn’t take long. In his first major decision as the new Times food critic, Jim Webster pussies out of making a major change to the newspaper’s grading system, which is currently based on an anachronistic four-star system. Pretty much in response to my unending criticism of the Times‘ grading system, specifically my criticism of Laura Reiley’s seemingly unending awarding of 2.5 stars to almost every restaurant she reviewed, Webster posted on the Times‘ must-be-redesigned blog about dining out…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/16)

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Before I write about the issue du jour, let me just tell you how absolutely proud I am to have written a post mentioning the St. Petersburg Times that ended up in Urban Dictionary.  Yes, the post involved the word “taint” and it’s moments like this that make life worth living. Also, stop the presses, outgoing Times food critic Laura Reiley actually wrote a review that does not end with the awarding of 2.5 stars. In this case, she awarded…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times (6/16)

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Before I write about the issue du jour, let me just tell you how absolutely proud I am to have written a post mentioning the St. Petersburg Times that ended up in Urban Dictionary.  Yes, the post involved the word “taint” and it’s moments like this that make life worth living. Also, stop the presses, outgoing Times food critic Laura Reiley actually wrote a review that does not end with the awarding of 2.5 stars. In this case, she awarded…

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