Miami Today Wins 5 National Awards
Miami Today last week won five awards from the National Newspaper Association in it annual reporting competition for 2011. Last month, the newspaper also received four awards in Florida Press Association competition.
The 126-year-old National Newspaper Association awarded Miami Today honors for editorial writing, breaking news coverage, business reporting, serious columns and humorous columns. The awards will be presented in Charleston, SC, in October.
Miami Today won competition for the best editorial in the nation in daily and weekly newspapers with circulations of 10,000 or more. The editorial, "Commission, it’s time to yield the helm of the SS Jackson," by Publisher and Editor Michael Lewis, said that rescue of Jackson Health System would best be achieved with less control from county commissioners.
Reporter Scott Blake’s report on the financial condition of American Airlines, "Dominant American Airlines’ plight no game-changer here," received the second-place award for a breaking news story.
Mr. Blake’s earlier report on American Airlines — "Mirror image: American flying high here, suffers elsewhere" — received second place for business news reporting.
Mr. Lewis received a second-place award for serious columns for his commentary on the firing of a City of Miami police chief headlined "The circus comes to town, pitches tent at Miami City Hall."
Finally, Susan Kahn received honorable mention for humor columns for her tongue-in-cheek commentary in her Life in the Magic City column, "Are there any real Housewives of Miami?"
Miami Today’s state awards had been for editorial writing, sports columns, business reporting and education reporting.To read the entire issue of Miami Today online, subscribe to e -Miami Today, an exact digital replica of the printed edition.