Sun Sen­tinel wins award for Park­land shoot­ing cov­er­age

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Local - By David Flesh­ler

The South Florida Sun Sen­tinel’s work on the Park­land school shoot­ing won the na­tional Scripps Howard Award Tues­day for break­ing news cov­er­age.

The pa­per had been a fi­nal­ist in three cat­e­gories, ty­ing The New York Times for the num­ber of en­tries mak­ing the fi­nals.

“Break­ing news cov­er­age is not of­ten an area where demon­stra­ble im­pact can be shown, but the Sun Sen­tinel’s dogged re­al­time pur­suit of ev­ery an­gle of the break­ing story and un­der­ly­ing con­trib­u­tors to this tragedy has had a last­ing im­pact on Park­land, on jour­nal­ism and on the na­tional con­ver­sa­tion about guns in Amer­ica,” the Scripps Howard judges con­cluded.

The en­try fea­tured the pa­per’s ini­tial hours of cov­er­age, a col­umn by Mike Mayo, ar­ti­cles on the Broward School Dis­trict’s lax dis­ci­plinary sys­tem and pub­lic re­la­tions strate­gies, the Voices of Change series on the af­ter­math of the tragedy, and Un­pre­pared and Over­whelmed,

an in­ves­tiga­tive time­line of the fail­ures that cost chil­dren their lives.

The Scripps Howard judges hon­ored the Sun

Sen­tinel’s in­ter­ac­tive work on Park­land as a fi­nal­ist in two other cat­e­gories, In­no­va­tion and Mul­ti­me­dia. Those in­ter­ac­tive pro­jects — Voices and Un­pre­pared

— have also been rec­og­nized by the So­ci­ety for News De­sign, which awarded them bronze medals in the Best of Dig­i­tal De­sign com­pe­ti­tion for jour­nal­ism pro­duced world­wide in 2018.

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