Sun Sentinel wins national journalism awards
The South Florida Sun Sentinel has won a pair of national reporting and opinion writing awards for coverage of the school massacre in Parkland and editorials on the threat of sea level rise in South Florida, the News Leaders Association announced Tuesday.
The newspaper received the O’Brien Fellowship Award for Impact in Public Service Journalism for its staff ’s extensive work on the aftermath of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. The award recognizes coverage that helps solve societal issues and gets results.
The Sun Sentinel shared the Burl Osborne Award for Editorial Leadership for its work on The Invading Sea, published in collaboration with the Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post and WLRN Public Radio. The award recognizes editorial writing that makes a difference in a community.
The news and opinion articles are a result of the Sun Sentinel’s long-standing commitment to local and public service journalism, said Editor-in-Chief Julie Anderson.
“We’re proud to have made a positive impact in our community, and we’re honored to be recognized among the best in journalism,” Anderson said.
The News Leaders Association Awards drew 526 entries from across the United States and named winners and finalists in 11 categories. The association also honored the Sun Sentinel’s Parkland coverage as a finalist for the First Amendment Award, which recognizes efforts to advance freedom of information and overcome resistance to the First Amendment.
The News Leaders Association is a nonprofit professional organization that resulted from the merger of the American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Media Editors.
The Sun Sentinel’s Parkland coverage has also been recognized by the Scripps Howard Foundation, which in February awarded the newsroom top honors for breaking news coverage in 2018.