WUSF News Wins 5 Regional Green Eyeshade Awards
WUSF News is the proud recipient of not one, but five 2014 Green Eyeshade Awards. These are regional awards for best journalism in 11 states in the Southeast, given out by our peers in the Society of Professional Journalists.
Since 1950, The Green Eyeshades have recognized the very best journalism in the southeastern United States, in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
Not only did we get awards for Best Newscast (Carson Cooper’s name is on three of these awards) and Best Breaking News Reporting, but our very own Health News Florida won in the Best Specialized Site category. We were up against national web sites, and Carol Gentry and Lottie Watts' efforts are well rewarded.
Here's the categories:
- Best Newscast- Radio: WUSF Public Media – Carson Cooper, May 8, 2013 Newscast.
- Breaking News Reporting- Radio: WLRN-Miami Herald News – Sammy Mack, John O'Connor, StateImpact Florida, a collaboration between between WLRN Miami Herald News and WUSF Public Media, Bennett Resigns As Florida Education Commissioner.
- Feature Reporting- Radio : WUSF Public Media – Andrew Casey, Bobbie O'Brien, Autism Defined by Those with the Diagnosis; WUSF Public Media – Dalia Colon, Hurricanes: What's in a Name?
- Specialized Site: WUSF Public Media – Carol Gentry, Lottie Watts, Health News Florida