CNN Digital nabbed four Society for Features Journalism Awards – including two first-place wins – which honor the craft of feature writing and the people who do it for a living at news organizations and wire services. The awards won are listed below:
1st place in Integrated Storytelling: The Undecided
1st place in Video Storytelling: Journeying home to tell my truth
2nd place in Series/Project: Race, Identity and Politics Series
3rd place in General Feature: Saving Aesha
Winners will be honored at SFJ’s national conference at Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. On October 9-12.
Full list of winners here.
CNN Digital senior producer Wayne Drash writes an uplifting book called "On These Courts," about former NBA all-star player Penny Hardaway. The story captures Hardaway’s experience when he returns to his Memphis roots after retirement to help a friend with cancer coach disadvantaged youth. With the help of Hardaway’s teachings, the team of at-risk teens goes on to become State Champions in Tennessee. Drash originally reported on this story for CNN.com last year, and the tale has since evolved into a published work.
The book hits shelves today, with an excerpt on CNN.com. A portion of the book’s proceeds will go to Penny Hardaway's FastBreak Courts, part of Hardaway’s ongoing efforts to help youth in the Memphis community.
CNN Digital claimed four EPPY Awards yesterday from Editor & Publisher, which has been giving out EPPYs for 17 years. The EPPYs are international awards given to the best media-affiliated websites across 30 diverse categories.
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Click for the full results and EPPY press release.