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Tampa Bay Times outperforms all the rest in statewide media competition

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The Tampa Bay Times won more awards than any other large-circulation news group in the state in the Florida Society of News Editors competition this year. According to the paper, the Times took away 12 first-place awards and 29 others. Among the first-place finishers this year were Adam Smith and Michael Kruse for work in the Features and Arts Writing category under “Knowing Charlie Crist.” Times’ coverage of the Florida State University shooting took home a first place finish under…

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Scientology film brings HBO’s highest ratings for a documentary in nearly a decade

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Going Clear, Alex Gibney‘s two-hour exposé on the Church of Scientology that initially was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in January, took in nearly 1.7 million viewers during its premiere television broadcast Sunday night on HBO. According to the Hollywood Reporter, that’s the highest-rated documentary on the premium cable network since Spike Lee’s When The Levees Broke aired in 2006, his documentary on Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in Louisiana. The ratings will certainly grow for the new documentary, as HBO will be repeating the…

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