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Bravo to the boys — local biz journalists snag awards

I’ve got to hand it to the boys* at the local daily — Sarasota Herald Tribune Business Section — they’ve raked in several well-deserved awards for investigative pieces they dug into and reported on over the past year. The reporting the team of reporters did on suspicious property flips and real estate fraud was fantastic. That team won “Best of the Best” business award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and also picked up a national Scripps Howard award. Another team of reporters at the H-T was recognized for its coverage of the Nadel Ponzi scheme and saga as it unfolded (and continues to unfold). And, yet another reporter snagged a first-place shout-out for his story-telling on the Chinese drywall fiasco. (*pretty sure there are no females on the Biz staff)

A lot of people in this town (including me occasionally) bitch about our local daily — it should be more this, less that, yada, yada. But the Biz reporters really took center stage over the past year and reported in meaningful and very illuminating ways about the unfortunate sh*tstorm that was raining down on our little piece of normally sunny Paradise. Bravo and congrats … and actually, thanks, too.

Posted on March 23rd, 2010Comments RSS Feed
4 Responses to Bravo to the boys — local biz journalists snag awards
  1. John W. Perkins
    March 23, 2010 at 9:10 am


  2. Now let’s see if the FBI will
    throw these crooks in prison,
    maybe just ruffle enough feathers in this town
    to make ripping off the common man alittle more painful!!
    Realators , Bankers, lenders, appraisers
    Watch out. They’re out there
    Looking for YOU!!!!!!!!

  3. MC, you are exactly correct my friend!
    In today’s society, everyone seems to be looking for all the negativity, when the excellent reporting seems to get lost in the shuffel. I have nothing but the highest praise for the Herald-Tribune for honest, un-biased reporting. It’s too bad the other locals – (Observer) newspapers couldn’t take notice and follow suit. The Editor of the Observer; Matt Walsh, is so inclined to report news to keep the Long Boat Key readers happy, he’s forgetting what it’s like to represent the entire public.

  4. Right on Dan.The reporting was excellent for sure and they all deserved the accolades that were bestowed upon them…. ………….. The Observer is a joke and should be used for the bottom of bird cages.


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