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St. Petersburg Times writer Pittman wins Waldo Proffitt environmental award

St. Petersburg Times environmental writer Craig Pittman on Friday won the 2010 Waldo Proffitt Award for Excellence in Environmental Journalism in Florida, presented by the University of South Florida at the Florida Society of News Editors annual convention in Sarasota.

The award, established to honor the legacy of the former editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, cited Pittman's collection of work in 2009 that included "The Drilling Dilemma," which reported environmental questions surrounding oil drilling off Florida's Gulf Coast.

It was the fourth time Pittman has received the award. This year the judges said the "breadth of this body of work indicates an aggressive and thoughtful journalist who deeply understands the complexities of his beat."

St. Petersburg Times writer Pittman wins Waldo Proffitt environmental award 06/18/10 [Last modified: Saturday, June 19, 2010 12:01am]

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