The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee presents the Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida to honor a longtime champion of the First Amendment and counsel to journalists. Any newspaper, radio station, blog, TV station, wire service or online-only media outlet located in Florida is eligible to enter materials published or produced between Jan. 1, 2019, and Dec. 31, 2019. Final determination of eligibility is reserved for the judges.
All entries are required to submit a one-to-two page narrative summary and a letter of support from the managing editor, producer or supervisor. You may want to have these on hand before you begin. Email Leslie Smith with questions or for more information.
The nominations deadline for the Parker Thomson Media Awards has been extended.
First place award winners will receive $500; second place winners will receive $250. All winning reporters and their media outlets will receive plaques. Recipients may donate cash awards to the First Amendment Foundation.