Sun Sentinel wins four first-place honors from National Headliner Awards

The South Florida Sun Sentinel newsroom on Monday was recognized with four first-place honors in the National Headliner Awards.

The staff’s coverage of the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland won top honors in the categories of Public Service, Breaking News and Interactive Projects. Parkland editorials by Opinion Editor Rosemary O’Hara and contributor Martin Dyckman won for Editorial Writing.

In addition:

► The staff’s Parkland coverage was recognized with second place honors for Disaster Coverage Photography and Education Writing.

► Photographer Mike Stocker, Columnist Doreen Christensen and Interactive Designer Yiran Zhu won third place honors in Journalistic Innovation for the Voices of Change multimedia project.

► The Sun Sentinel editorial board shared third-place honors in Editorial Writing with the Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post and WLRN for their joint project, “The Invading Sea: Can South Florida be saved?

The Miami Herald won first place in Investigative Reporting and Best in Show honors for “Perversion of Justice” by Julie K. Brown and Emily Michot.

The National Headliner Awards were founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City. The annual contest is one of the oldest and largest in the country that recognizes journalistic merit in the communications industry.

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