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Florida Sports Writers contest results

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by EdReed, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. EdReed

    EdReed Member

    I figured this would be the best way to get the results out since so many of us in the state are regulars on the site. Congrats to all the winners and there will be a FREE luncheon held in Tampa during the FSWA annual Media Days meetings on Saturday, July 28. Winners and non-winners may attend and receive FREE food and awards.
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    2006 FSWA Contest Results

    175+ Division

    (Judging performed by Kansas City Star sports editor Holly Lawton and staff)

    1. Tampa Tribune - Joey Johnston, Andy Staples
    2. Palm Beach Post - Carlos Frias, Mark Harnett
    3. Orlando Sentinel - Emily Badger

    News story:
    1. Palm Beach Post - Tom D'Angelo
    2. Palm Beach Post - Carlos Frias
    3. Palm Beach Post - Jeff Darlington

    1. Orlando Sentinel - Mike Bianchi
    2. St. Pete Times - John Romano
    3. Miami Herald - Greg Cote

    1. St. Pete Times - Bob Harig
    2. Palm Beach Post - Hal Habib
    3. South Fla. Sun-Sentinel - Juan Rodriguez

    1. South Fla. Sun-Sentinel - Dave Hyde
    2. Orlando Sentinel - Andrea Adelson
    3. Palm Beach Post - Rochelle Gilken

    1. Miami Herald - Jason Cole
    2. St. Pete Times - Dave Scheiber
    3. St. Pete Times - Terry Tomalin, Steve Wohlgren

    Daily sections:
    1. Orlando Sentinel
    2. South Fla. Sun-Sentinel
    3. Miami Herald

    Sunday sections:
    1. Miami Herald
    2. Orlando Sentinel
    3. South Fla. Sun-Sentinel

    Special section:
    1. Orlando Sentinel
    2. Palm Beach Post
    3. South Fla. Sun-Sentinel

    Individual design:
    1. Miami Herald - Zach Folzenlogen
    2. Miami Herald - Robert Cohn
    3. South Fla. Sun-Sentinel - Andrea Vigil

    50-175 Division

    (Judging performed by Baltimore Sun executive sports editor Ron Fritz and staff)

    1. Florida Today - Carl Kotala
    2. Gainesville Sun - Robbie Andreu
    3. Tallahassee Democrat - Steve Ellis

    1. Naples Daily News - Scott Hotard
    2. Daytona Beach News Journal - Steve Master
    3. Pensacola News Journal - Bill Vilona

    1. Scripps Treasure Coast - Ray McNulty
    2. Fort Myers News-Press - Deron Snyder
    3. Florida Today - Peter Kerasotis

    1. Daytona Beach News Journal - Tony Jones
    2. Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Jon Styf
    3. Daytona Beach News Journal - Brian McLaughlin

    1. Fort Myers News-Press - David Dorsey
    2. Fort Myers News-Press - Dan DeLuca, Ed Reed, Chris Umpierre
    3. Daytona Beach News Journal - Tony Jones

    1. Fort Myers News-Press - Dan DeLuca, Jeff Cull
    2. Daytona Beach News Journal - Michael Lewis
    3. Scripps Treasure Coast - Laurel Scheffel, Eric Pfahler

    Daily sections:
    1. Fort Myers News-Press
    2. Florida Today
    3. Sarasota Herald-Tribune

    Sunday sections:
    1. Fort Myers News-Press
    2. Sarasota Herald-Tribune
    3. Gainesville Sun

    Special section:
    1. Naples Daily News
    2. Gainesville Sun
    3. Scripps Treasure Coast

    Individual design:
    1. Scripps Treasure Coast - Mike Bjorklund
    2. Florida Today - Hillard Grossman
    3. Sarasota Herald-Tribune - James Machon

    Under 50 division

    (Judging performed by Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger sports editor Rusty Hampton and staff)

    1. Panama City News Herald - Brad Milner
    2. Charlotte Sun - Matthew Postins
    3. Panama City News Herald - Josh Weinfuss

    1. Charlotte Sun - Rob Shore
    2. Bradenton Herald - John Lembo
    3. Winter Haven News Chief - Jason Martin

    1. Bradenton Herald - Roger Mooney
    2. St. Augustine Record - Hays Carlyon
    3. Charlotte Sun - Matthew Postins

    1. Bradenton Herald - Roger Mooney
    2. Charlotte Sun - Matthew Postins
    3. Bradenton Herald - Mike Henry

    1. Bradenton Herald - John Lembo
    2. Bradenton Herald - Roger Mooney
    3. Bradenton Herald - Doug Kaid

    1. Bradenton Herald - Doug Kaid
    (No second or third place)

    Daily sections:
    1. Bradenton Herald
    2. St. Augustine Record
    3. Charlotte Sun

    Sunday sections:
    1. Charlotte Sun
    2. Bradenton Herald
    3. Panama City News Herald

    Special section:
    1. Bradenton Herald
    2. Charlotte Sun
    3. St. Augustine Record

    Individual design:
    1. Bradenton Herald - Jason Bartolone
    2. St. Augustine Record - Justin Barney
    3. Bradenton Herald - Erica Thomas
  2. How about that John Lembo? What a guy... Good work, dude. Don't know if it means anything, but I'm proud of you.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Interesting that the Palm Beach Post places in every category and sweeps news but isn't one of the best daily or Sunday sections?

    Anyone else find that odd?
  4. andykent

    andykent Member

    Yes. Very odd indeed, especially considering how the Post won the APSE Triple Crown (am I correct?)
  5. Beach_Bum

    Beach_Bum Member

    1) Competition for sections in Florida is TOUGH.
    2) Post (and the other SF papers) had the biggest news story of the year in Florida -- Saban leaving for Alabama -- and did a great job with it. That probably accounts at least in some part for the reporting success and might explain why they did well in writing but were beaten in section.
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Congrats to Deron, a regular poster here, and to his colleagues in Fort Myers.
  7. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Palm Beach might get Triple Crowns left and right, but they're not going against bigger papers like they are here in Florida. And if the APSE circulation categories change as expected, those Triple Crowns will be a lot tougher to get.
  8. andykent

    andykent Member


    Look at Moddy's post again. That's what raises the biggest question. If the same panel of judges that looked at the writing categories also judged the overall sections -- as it appears is the case, then it doesn't make sense that the Post got shutout in the Daily and Sunday categories.
  9. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Sure it could.
  10. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Yes, it could. Section judging is the entire thing. Writing is individualized. You see it in APSE a lot, where papers get writers who win awards but not the section and vice versa.
  11. Congrats to all the winners. This state, IMO, has the best papers competing in every division.
  12. Sure it does. Daily and Sunday categories have nothing to do with the writing awards. Quite possibly, the sections submitted for the former had none of the stories in the latter.

    And this raises another topic. Perhaps they didn't win the Daily and Sunday categories because of design. Is that fair? As our news editor likes to say, "We've never had a reader cancel their subscription because they didn't like the design of the paper."
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