The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting won five Green Eyeshade Awards in the online division for journalism published in 2011.
The Society of Professional Journalists’ Green Eyeshade Awards contest is the nation’s oldest and largest regional journalism competition, with news organizations from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia eligible to enter.
FCIR’s report about deportations to Haiti, “U.S. Deportees to Haiti, Jailed Without Cause, Face Severe Health Risks,” which was a partnership with WLRN Miami Herald News, won three prizes — first place in public service, first place in investigative reporting and second place in digital media presentation.
“School of Hard Financial Knocks,” which examined how state school districts diverted money from education reform to patch holes in general operating budgets, won second place in investigative reporting.
“Florida and Foreclosures,” which included county-by-county data visualizations illustrating the density of home foreclosures. won third place in digital media presentation.