Amy Green Wins Sunshine State Award for Climate Change Reporting
90.7 WMFE’S AMY GREEN CLIMATE CHANGE STORY WINS FIRST PLACE AT SUNSHINE STATE AWARDS
STORY WAS PRODUCED WITH FLORIDA CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING AS PART OF STATEWIDE INVESTIGATIVE SERIES
ORLANDO — 90.7 WMFE environmental reporter Amy Green took home first place in the public affairs category in the radio division of the 2019 Sunshine State Awards for her story “With Governor and Legislators in Denial, This Tiny Florida Town Tries to Adapt to Climate Change“.
Green’s story goes in-depth about how the small community of Yankeetown, on Florida’s Gulf coast, has taken an unprecedented approach to sea-level rise. It was produced in partnership with the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting in 2018 as part of an investigative series into climate change and state government inaction. The multimedia story page also includes a video and photography by Isaac Babcock.
90.7 WMFE was one of three Florida NPR member stations — along with WUSF in Tampa and WLRN in Miami — to partner with FCIR on the project, which showed how climate change is affecting communities and environmental habitats throughout Florida. FCIR also partnered with state newspapers to reach as many Florida residents as possible.
The Society of Professional Journalists’ Florida Pro Chapter hosted the 2019 Sunshine State Awards competition, recognizing outstanding journalism from calendar year 2018. The contest, now in its 25th year, was open to all professional print, broadcast and online journalists in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more & view full list of winners >>
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