FlaLaw article makes its way to nationals

Published: April 9th, 2012

Category: Awards, News Briefs

The October FlaLaw article “Running Through Life” is running away with a top prize. The profile on Sara Phillips, a visiting third-year law student from Michigan State University College of Law written by fourth-year public relations student and FlaLaw writer Jared Misner, took first place in the online feature reporting category March 24 at the Society of Professional Journalists Region Three convention. Region three includes Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. With its first-place finish in the online feature reporting category, the FlaLaw story will advance to the national round of judging in late April to compete against the 11 other regions with possibility of claiming the national prize. “It’s a story of inspiration, of hope and of unimaginable bravery,” Misner said of his article. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took the 2010 first-place national prize in the online feature reporting category for its “Now What, Argentina?” feature on Argentina’s economic collapse. Including Misner’s Oct. 31FlaLaw article, the University of Florida walked away with eight first-place Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards March 24. To read Misner’s award-winning story, click here.