‘Bias’ earns state award

Herald-Tribune July 28, 2017 Herald-Tribune reporters Emily Le Coz and Josh Salman received the “L. Clayton Nance Award” on Thursday from the Florida Public Defender Association for their “Bias on the Bench” series, which found judges throughout Florida sentence black defendants to harsher
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Florida voters cancel their own registration. Is Trump’s fraud commission the cause?

Tampa Bay Times by Asa Royal July 31, 2017 During a recent 20-day period, 1,715 Florida voters took themselves off the registration rolls. The 117 percent spike in cancellations over the same period last year came as news spread of
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Florida turns over voter-roll data to Trump election commission

Miami Herald by Amy Sherman July 28, 2017 Florida provided voter-roll data to President Donald Trump’s election-fraud commission Friday despite a lawsuit by the ACLU of Florida attempting to prevent the state from providing the information. Florida Secretary of State
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As Trump’s fraud commission sought data, some Florida voters cancelled registrations

Tampa Bay Times by Asa Royal July 26, 2017 After news spread last month that President Donald Trump’s fraud commission was requesting voter data from all 50 states, 1,715 voters in Florida took themselves off the registration rolls. Though the cancellations
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An Open Letter to the Constitution Revision Commission

Sunshine State News Op-Ed by Barney Bishop July 24, 2017 Every 20 years the Florida Constitution requires the appointment of a Constitution Revision Commission. The 37-member commission is comprised of appointees by the Senate president and House speaker, with the majority of
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SPJ Announces First Amendment Foundation Freedom of Information Award

Winner: Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Josh Salman, Emily Le Coz, Elizabeth Johnson, Bias on the bench Finalist: The Villages Daily Sun: Staff, Redefining Justice Finalist: WLRN News: Rowan Moore Gerety, Rowan Moore Gerety: Say My Name, School Suspensions and Pulse 911 Records
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FCIR Television and Documentary Projects Win Sunshine State Awards

Florida Center for Investigative Reporting July 24, 2017 The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting won two Sunshine State Awards for television and documentary projects released in 2016. “Florida’s Indian River Lagoon in Environmental Crisis,” produced by Lisa Desai and Yasmeen Qureshi in
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Herald-Tribune brings home 22 SPJ journalism awards

Newspaper wins eight first places in the Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Awards. Herald-Tribune July 23, 2017 The Herald-Tribune won 22 awards, including eight in first place, from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sunshine State Awards. The newspaper’s “Bias on
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