Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Herald-Tribune Takes 4 Features-Writing Awards

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Herald-Tribune Takes 4 Features-Writing Awards

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NATIONAL JOURNALISM AWARDS

The Herald-Tribune took home four national honors from the Society for Features Journalism, including two first-place awards for a project on schizophrenia and on the famous Wallenda circus family.

In the category of "Features Series or Project Feature," reporter Carrie Seidman won first place for a very personal series on schizophrenia, "The S Word."

The judges wrote: "Innovative and well-done treatment of an under- reported and misunderstood condition ... The personal touch worked to tell the story. And there was a clever use of the main subject's childhood story interwoven with her son's. Great work all around."

To see that project, go to heraldtribune.com/schizophrenia.

In the category "Integrated Storytelling," reporter Billy Cox, projects visualization editor Jennifer Borresen and digital systems administrator Dak Le tied for first place with the The (Nashville) Tennessean for the Herald-Tribune's "Chasing the Ghost," about the Wallenda family and its patriarch, Karl. …

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