Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Flyer, CMI Win Big in Green Eyeshades Journalism Awards

Posted By on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 12:37 PM

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The Green Eyeshade Awards (named for the visors worn by old-timey newspaper editors) salute the best journalism in an 11-state Southern region. The competition is administered by the Atlanta Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.


First Place: Serious Commentary
Bruce VanWyngarden, “Waiting for the Test,” “Life Is a Beach,” and other serious examples of his “From the Editor” columns.

First Place: Politics Reporting
Jackson Baker, “Meatless Monday, “Up in Smoke,” "Nashville Gets Serious” and other examples of his political columns.

First Place: Travel Writing
Jackson Baker, “Russia: Riddles and Realities” and “A Trip to France Brings Greater Understanding.”

First Place: Criticism
Chris Davis: “Theatre Memphis Neuters Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “A Dark Tour of the American Trailer Park” and other examples of his theatre/drama criticism.

Second Place: Editorial Writing
Jackson Baker: “Monuments and Memories,” “Hear It Now,” and other examples of Flyer editorials.

Second Place: General News Reporting
Chris Davis, “Art of the Deal: What Happened at MCA?”

Second Place: Public Affairs Reporting
Toby Sells, “Down by the Riverside.”

Second Place: Humorous Commentary
Bruce VanWyngarden, “Staying the Course,” “Redbirds Trump Porn” and other humorous examples of his “From the Editor column.


First Place: General News Writing
Jon Sparks, Toby Sells, and Maya Smith: Inside Memphis Business “Downtown Rising” package.

First Place: Graphics
John Pickle and Vance Lauderdale, Memphis magazine, “Memphis: Then and Now” (The honor actually goes to Memphis art director Brian Groppe for his design.)

First Place: Feature Photography
Billy Morris, “On the Flip” (Memphis magazine story about Beale Street Flippers)

Second Place: Serious Commentary
Vance Lauderdale, various “Ask Vance” columns


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