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Times wins 7 firsts, 18 awards overall in Green Eyeshade

Tampa Bay Times journalists won seven first-place honors and 18 overall in this year's Green Eyeshade Awards, a competition that for 64 years has recognized the best journalism in the Southeastern United States.

Winning first-place Green Eyeshade recognition for their work during 2013 were:

• Sean Daly in the category of criticism for a collection of work that included a feature on rappers and country stars mining similar themes.

• Lane DeGregory in feature writing for a collection including a story about Mr. Newton, who was still working at 99 with no thoughts about retirement.

• Janet K. Keeler in travel writing for a collection including a story about exploring Hemingway's Michigan.

• Michael Kruse, Don Morris, Lee Glynn, Alexis Sanchez and Maurice Rivenbark in online nondeadline reporting for a three-part series, "The Last Voyage of the Bounty."

• Ivan Penn in business reporting for stories on Duke Energy and nuclear power in Florida.

• Daniel Ruth in serious commentary for a collection including a column about his own experience being confronted by a man with a gun.

• Staff of the politics blog The Buzz in the best blog category.

Kris Hundley of the Times and Kendall Taggart of the Center for Investigative Reporting won second place in public service in daily journalism for stories on "America's Worst Charities."

Also winning second-place awards were John Romano in serious commentary; Adam C. Smith in politics reporting; the staff of PolitiFact Florida in online politics reporting; the Times staff in disaster coverage for stories on the Seffner sinkhole; and Chris Zuppa in videography.

Third-place winners were Leonora LaPeter Anton in feature writing; Hundley and Taggart in investigative reporting for "America's Worst Charities"; Joni James in editorial writing; John Pendygraft in feature photography; and Steve Persall in criticism.

Green Eyeshade is the nation's oldest regional journalism contest, and represents the best work by journalists in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. The annual awards are administered by regional directors for the Society of Professional Journalists, a national organization that works to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press.

Times wins 7 firsts, 18 awards overall in Green Eyeshade 05/06/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 8:17pm]
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