Florida Senator Calls Police on Reporters—Twice

Last week, Florida Sen. Daphne Campbell called the police on a Miami Herald reporter for doing her job. But soon after, it was revealed that it wasn’t the first time Campbell found a reporter’s actions to be “threatening.” Campbell, a Democrat running for reelection, represents the state’s 38th District. SPJ Florida left a message with […]

Congrats 2018 Sunshine State Award Winners

Univision won 23 Sunshine State Awards on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the 24th Annual Sunshine State Awards. Other big winners include WUFT, Miami Herald, and WLRN. See the full list of winners. SPJ Florida partnered with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ South Florida chapter to include Spanish-language awards for the fifth year in a row. […]

Inaugural HS Journalism Grant Winners Give Their End-of-the-Year Review

Back in January, SPJ Florida proudly announced the two recipients of its inaugural High School Journalism Grant, Westland Hialeah High School in Hialeah and Thomas Richard Robinson High School, located in Tampa. With the school year over, both schools reported back with how the grants helped their newsrooms. Lisa Espinosa, the newsroom adviser at Westland Hialeah, […]

Alexandra Avelino Awarded 2018 Molly Turner Broadcast Scholarship

SPJ Florida is pleased to announce that the family of the late Molly Turner has chosen Alexandra Avelino to be the recipient of a scholarship in the legendary broadcast reporter’s name. In its second year, the Molly Turner Broadcast Scholarship was specially created to encourage women to pursue careers in broadcast journalism. Avelino, a student at […]