published Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Chattanooga Times Free Press wins three Green Eyeshade awards

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Three Chattanooga Times Free Press reporters won awards, two capturing first-place honors, in the 63rd Annual Green Eyeshade Awards recognizing work done in 2012.

Staff writer Judy Walton won first place in Courts & Law Reporting for her “Justice in Question” series highlighting Tennessee’s 10th Judicial District and Attorney General Steve Bebb. The series also took third place in the Investigative Reporting category.

“Tempest in my Soul,” staff writer Joan Garrett McClane’s look at a Baptist minister’s struggles in dealing with his son’s homosexuality, won first place in the Feature Writing category.

Staff writer Casey Phillips captured second place in the Technology Reporting category for “Going, Going ... ,” a look at five reasons why personal computers may be on the way out.

The Green Eyeshade awards, sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists since 1950, are open to newspapers in 11 Southeastern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

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