The winners of the 64th Annual (SPJ) Green Eyeshade Awards were announced this afternoon.
The Jackson Free Press placed in four categories, including garnering first-place honors for commentary (Donna Ladd) and courts & law reporting (R.L. Nave).
The JFP also won a third place award in the public-service category for our team coverage of the 2013 Jackson mayoral election and third place for feature writing.
Here are all the categories where JFP placed:
Public Service in Non-Daily Journalism
1) Birmingham News – Staff, Birmingham Civil Rights Legacy 1963-2013
2) Miami New Times – Tim Elfrink, Biogenesis series
3) Jackson Free Press – R.L. Nave, Donna Ladd, Ronni Mott, Jacob Fuller, Coverage of the 2013 Jackson, Miss., City Election
Serious Commentary- Non-Dailies
1) Jackson Free Press – Donna Ladd, Editor's Notes on Bigotry and Injustice in Mississippi
2) Independent Weekly – Lisa Sorg, "Tit for Tat," "Find your inner peace," "DENR Secretary John Skvarla: snake oil salesman?" "To act or react?"
3) Memphis Flyer – Bruce VanWyngarden, "Letter from the Editor" (five examples from 2013)
Feature Writing- Non-Dailies
1) Orlando Business Journal – Abraham Aboraya, Abe Aboraya feature
2) New Times Broward/Palm Beach – Allie Conti, Lonely Lolita
3) Jackson Free Press – R.L. Nave, Feature Stories by R.L. Nave
Courts & The Law Reporting- Non-Dailies
1) Jackson Free Press – R.L. Nave, Coverage of Politics and Criminal Justice in Jackson, Miss.
2) Independent Weekly – John H. Tucker, Can police prevent domestic violence simply by telling offenders to stop?
3) Press-Register (Alabama Media Group) Mobile, AL – Brendan Kirby, The prosecution (or persecution) of Stephen Nodine: How a suicide became murder