Sunday, June 8, 2008

Newsroom staff deserves a pat

I'm glad Joan devoted Sunday's Letter From the Editor to acknowledge some of the newsroom's best recent work. We probably don't spend enough time thanking our staff for their efforts, both individual and collective, in producing quality journalism. She does that in today's column.

We're not in it for the awards, as Joan points out, but it's an honor when some of our best efforts bubble to the top in journalism competitions.

Such was the case recently when the Herald won 16 awards in two different state contests. Recognition from the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors and the South Florida Society of Professional Journalists includes writing and reporting, design, photography and -- here's proof that the business model is expanding -- online blogging and slideshows.

These are among the first journalism awards we've received for work generated specifically for, and photographer Tiffany Tompkins-Condie deserves mention for her military moms blog and a terrific slideshow on PAL boxing.

We wanted to share this good news with Herald readers.


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