Sun Sen­tinel wins na­tional jour­nal­ism awards

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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.

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