'Keynoter' and 'Reporter' win 10 journalism awards

July 12, 2014 

The Keynoter and The Reporter fared well Friday when the Florida Press Association announced the winners of its Better Weekly Newspaper clips contest for calendar year 2013.

The association was meeting for its annual conference at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami. The winners from the two sister newspapers:

-- Keynoter and Reporter staff, second place for their website, www.KeysInfoNet.com.

-- Keynoter and Reporter staff, second place for breaking news for a story about a Sheriff's Office shootout in Islamorada.

-- Keynoter, second place for its editorial page.

-- Reporter Editor David Goodhue, second place for in-depth reporting about the increase in the illegal drug known as Molly.

-- Goodhue, second place for investigative reporting for coverage of missing drugs from Monroe County Fire Rescue's hangar at Florida Keys Marathon Airport.

-- Reporter Kevin Wadlow, second place in outdoors reporting for his coverage of retiring the debt accrued for scuttling the former military ship Spiegel Grove.

-- Keynoter Editor Larry Kahn, second place for an editorial about problems with the reconstruction of Horace O'Bryant Middle School in Key West.

-- Goodhue, third place for local government reporting for coverage of village sewers.

-- Wadlow, third place for environmental reporting for coverage of the problem of invading lionfish.

-- Dick Wagner, third place for sports reporting for a profile of the first Key West High School baseball team to win a state title.

Overall, there were 1,700 entries judged by members of the press associations from New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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