Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Times' website, journalists win top national awards

Three Tampa Bay Times journalists and the Times staff recently won first-place honors in the distinguished National Headliner competition.

Tampabay.com won first place in the national contest's category for newspaper affiliated website. The award went to the Times staff.

Leonora LaPeter Anton won first place for feature writing on a variety of subjects for stories that included a never-ending divorce, male veterans who were raped while in the military, the suicide of a source, and the demise of a beloved mineral spring.

Janet K. Keeler won first place for special/feature column on one subject for her Taste section stories on the legendary Mississippi hot tamale, 1,300 dinner menu ideas over five years, and cookbook author Marcella Hazan.

In business news coverage, Ivan Penn won first place for a collection of stories on Duke Energy's nuclear plants. The stories included "Math Guts Nuclear Myth," "Florida builds plant that will actually work" and "Nuke plant: $1.3 billion and counting."

John Pendygraft received third place for special/feature column on one subject for his "Postscript" series about news subjects after they have dropped from the headlines.

Founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City, the National Headliner Awards program is one of the oldest and largest annual contests honoring journalistic excellence.

Several Tampa Bay Times staffers also have been recognized in other prestigious national awards competitions for their work in 2013, including:

John Woodrow Cox, finalist, Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Storytelling, Scripps Howard Awards.

Lane DeGregory, finalist, Batten Medal, American Society of News Editors.

Joni James, finalist, Walker Stone Award for Editorial Writing, Scripps Howard Awards.

"The Last Voyage of the Bounty," finalist, Punch Sulzberger Award for Online Storytelling, ASNE. The team entry included Lee Glynn, Michael Kruse, Don Morris, Maurice Rivenbark and Alexis Sanchez.

"America's Worst Charities," finalist, Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers, administered by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism. The team entry included Kris Hundley, Connie Humburg, Bill Higgins, Caryn Baird and Chris Davis from the Times; and Kendall Taggart, Mia Zuckerkandel, Cole Goins and Mark Katches from The Center for Investigative Reporting.

Times' website, journalists win top national awards 04/04/14 [Last modified: Friday, April 4, 2014 8:18pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. An annotated look at week 2 of the Bucs on 'Hard Knocks'

    Bucs

    We're back for another episode of The Annotated Hard Knocks, trying to find behind-the-scenes insights and things you might have missed in Tuesday's second episode of "Hard Knocks," following the Bucs in …

    As the crowd recognized him and got loud, Jameis Winston jumped up and down in celebration. [GREG AUMAN | Times]
  2. Review: 'The Defenders' brings out the best in Marvel's unlikeliest heroes

    Blogs

    The ties that bind Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist run deep. But they're just starting to figure all that out in The Defenders.

    Mike Colter, Scott Glenn, Finn Jones, Krysten Ritter and Charlie Cox in The Defenders.
  3. Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson can't keep 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' on-target

    Movies

    The Hitman's Bodyguard is an assault tank on semi-automatic pilot, spraying jokes and bullets with only the ammo consistently hitting its targets. The irresistible teaming of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson might be even funnier if they missed once in a while.

    Samuel L. Jackson, left, and Ryan Reynolds star in "The Hitman's Bodyguard." (Lionsgate)
  4. Hillsborough leaders ask for patience as multiple schools still suffer from broken air conditioners

    K12

    TAMPA — Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Eakins and his facilities chief appealed to parents Wednesday to be patient as the district works through chronic air conditioning problems — and to advocate for more state funding.

    Hillsborough County school superintendent Jeff Eakins says air conditioning problems at multiple schools are a "major concern" for the district. [SKIP O'ROURKE  |  Times]
  5. Hillsborough will leave Confederate monument up if it can't get private money to move it

    Local Government

    TAMPA — If the money needed to move Tampa's Confederate monument can't be raised privately in 30 days, then the monument will stay where it is, Hillsborough County Commissioners decided Wednesday.

    The Hillsborough County Commission voted last month to move the Memoria in Aeterna Confederate monument from the old county courthouse to a private family cemetery. CHRIS URSO   |   Times