In Memoriam FPA/FSNE 2010-2011
<ul><li>Mike Cherry </li></ul><ul><li>Florida Today </li></ul><ul><li>Sports writer </li></ul><ul><li>Covered high school ...
<ul><li>Dick Evans </li></ul><ul><li>The Miami Herald </li></ul><ul><li>Sports Writer (bowling) </li></ul><ul><li>Worked a...
<ul><li>Claire Mitchel </li></ul><ul><li>The Miami Herald </li></ul><ul><li>Columnist, who wrote “The Third Third,” a fixt...
<ul><li>Bea Moss </li></ul><ul><li>The Miami Herald </li></ul><ul><li>Community Columnist, among other roles </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Roberto Suárez </li></ul><ul><li>The Miami Herald / El Nuevo Herald </li></ul><ul><li>President, Publisher, Genera...
<ul><li>Clarke Ash </li></ul><ul><li>The Palm Beach Post </li></ul><ul><li>Former editorial page editor </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Sam Diaz </li></ul><ul><li>The Ledger </li></ul><ul><li>Circulation director for 25 years </li></ul><ul><li>Began ...
<ul><li>Margaret “Peg” Dow </li></ul><ul><li>The Florida Times-Union </li></ul><ul><li>Copy editor for 20 years in Feature...
<ul><li>Bette Orsini </li></ul><ul><li>St. Petersburg Times </li></ul><ul><li>Investigative reporter who won numerous nati...
<ul><li>Bobby Barnes </li></ul><ul><li>St. Augustine Record </li></ul><ul><li>News typist </li></ul><ul><li>Former Linotyp...
<ul><li>William “Bo” Bobo </li></ul><ul><li>The Miami Herald </li></ul><ul><li>Copy Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Worked at the...
<ul><li>Fred Turner </li></ul><ul><li>South Florida Sun Sentinel </li></ul><ul><li>Sports Editor (1980-2005) </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Jessie-Lynne Kerr </li></ul><ul><li>The Florida Times-Union (1964-2011) </li></ul><ul><li>Staten Island Advance (1...
<ul><li>Robin Mitchell </li></ul><ul><li>St. Petersburg Times (1986-2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Evening Independent (1971-1986...
<ul><li>Jim McCartney </li></ul><ul><li>Columnist for  The Bradenton Herald  in retirement </li></ul><ul><li>Washington co...
<ul><li>Rich Brooks </li></ul><ul><li>The Herald-Tribune </li></ul><ul><li>Long time columnist and editor </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Gregory Lewis </li></ul><ul><li>South Florida Sun Sentinel </li></ul><ul><li>Reporter, mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Co...
<ul><li>Tom McEwen </li></ul><ul><li>The Tampa Tribune </li></ul><ul><li>Sports Editor and Columnist </li></ul><ul><li>Wro...
<ul><li>Peggy May </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest Florida Daily News  </li></ul><ul><li>Reporter/editor for the paper for 42 y...
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In Memoriam - 2011

  1. 1. In Memoriam FPA/FSNE 2010-2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>Mike Cherry </li></ul><ul><li>Florida Today </li></ul><ul><li>Sports writer </li></ul><ul><li>Covered high school sports </li></ul><ul><li>Co-hosted &quot;Today in Brevard Sports&quot; for TV and online </li></ul><ul><li>Also covered athletics at Marshall University (his alma mater) and West Virginia University for the Charleston Gazette and the Charleston Daily Mail  </li></ul><ul><li>Died June 7, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Dick Evans </li></ul><ul><li>The Miami Herald </li></ul><ul><li>Sports Writer (bowling) </li></ul><ul><li>Worked at The Herald since 1945; “go-for” chores at 14 included running greyhound results and writing tight headlines </li></ul><ul><li>Was the first daily newspaper reporter inducted into the Professional Bowlers Association's Hall of Fame. </li></ul><ul><li>In “retirement,” Evans won a national award for bowling coverage at the Daytona Beach News-Journal , for which he wrote until his death </li></ul><ul><li>Died July 4, 2010 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Claire Mitchel </li></ul><ul><li>The Miami Herald </li></ul><ul><li>Columnist, who wrote “The Third Third,” a fixture for those 60 and older for almost a quarter of a century </li></ul><ul><li>Began as a writer with The Washington Post, which led to a brush with history when she met Eleanor Roosevelt </li></ul><ul><li>Died Jan. 5, 2011 </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Bea Moss </li></ul><ul><li>The Miami Herald </li></ul><ul><li>Community Columnist, among other roles </li></ul><ul><li>Was Managing Editor of Coral Gables Times/Guide, from 1975-1977 </li></ul><ul><li>Worked for The Guide and The Herald since 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>Shared in the Herald's 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Hurricane Andrew coverage </li></ul><ul><li>A mention in her column meant a person or organization “had arrived.” </li></ul><ul><li>Retired, again, in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Died July 5, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Roberto Suárez </li></ul><ul><li>The Miami Herald / El Nuevo Herald </li></ul><ul><li>President, Publisher, General Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Began as a Herald mailroom clerk in 1961 after fleeing Cuba with $5 in his pocket </li></ul><ul><li>General Manager for The Charlotte Observer, 1970s, before returning to Miami </li></ul><ul><li>Launched El Nuevo Herald in 1987 </li></ul><ul><li>Was awarded 1989’s John S. Knight Gold Medal, Knight Ridder’s highest professional honor </li></ul><ul><li>Retired 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Died July 7, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Clarke Ash </li></ul><ul><li>The Palm Beach Post </li></ul><ul><li>Former editorial page editor </li></ul><ul><li>Held same position for sister paper, The Miami News, which won three Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage of the Cuban Missile Crisis; and two for editorial cartoons by Don Wright, later at the Post </li></ul><ul><li>A World War II veteran, he piloted eight missions over Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Earned the Air Medal for exceptional duty in combat </li></ul><ul><li>Began as reporter at the Dayton Daily News </li></ul><ul><li>Died Jan. 29, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Sam Diaz </li></ul><ul><li>The Ledger </li></ul><ul><li>Circulation director for 25 years </li></ul><ul><li>Began his newspaper career in 1969 as a circulation manager for the St. Petersburg Times </li></ul><ul><li>Briefly worked as circulation director at the Houma Daily Courier in Louisiana </li></ul><ul><li>Retired editor Skip Perez applauded his achievements in record-level distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Died Jan. 28, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Margaret “Peg” Dow </li></ul><ul><li>The Florida Times-Union </li></ul><ul><li>Copy editor for 20 years in Features Department </li></ul><ul><li>“ I’m constantly amazed that I am paid a salary for doing something I enjoy so much,” she said </li></ul><ul><li>First worked for the New York State Press Association and the New York Publishers Association </li></ul><ul><li>Also reported for the weekly Clifton Springs (N.Y.) Press and spent two years in New York City on the staff of Forth </li></ul><ul><li>Died March 1, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Bette Orsini </li></ul><ul><li>St. Petersburg Times </li></ul><ul><li>Investigative reporter who won numerous national awards </li></ul><ul><li>Her 14-part series on the Church of Scientology won a 1980 Pulitzer Prize </li></ul><ul><li>Worked 41 years at the paper, 1946-1987 </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Every cliche, including the one about the bulldog that gets ahold of an ankle and won't let go, was true of her,&quot; said former Times executive editor Bob Haiman </li></ul><ul><li>Died March 26, 2011 </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Bobby Barnes </li></ul><ul><li>St. Augustine Record </li></ul><ul><li>News typist </li></ul><ul><li>Former Linotype operator </li></ul><ul><li>Worked at the Record since 1964, becoming assistant to the editor in 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Loved his Florida Gators and St. Augustine High School football </li></ul><ul><li>Died April 9, 2011 </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>William “Bo” Bobo </li></ul><ul><li>The Miami Herald </li></ul><ul><li>Copy Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Worked at the paper from 1966-2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Was the slot on the legendary crew of The Street Edition </li></ul><ul><li>He also sent more than a few new reporters home empty-handed after a “friendly” invitation to play poker. </li></ul><ul><li>Died April 10, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Fred Turner </li></ul><ul><li>South Florida Sun Sentinel </li></ul><ul><li>Sports Editor (1980-2005) </li></ul><ul><li>The Patriot Ledger </li></ul><ul><li>News Reporter, City Editor, Sports Editor (1973-1980) </li></ul><ul><li>Turner’s Sun Sentinel’s Sports Department was twice selected among top 10 nationally </li></ul><ul><li>“ Fred-isms” included “We don't just put left-handed doors on Chevy's all day around here!” </li></ul><ul><li>Died April 11, 2011 </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Jessie-Lynne Kerr </li></ul><ul><li>The Florida Times-Union (1964-2011) </li></ul><ul><li>Staten Island Advance (1953-1969) </li></ul><ul><li>First female reporter to cover Jacksonville courts </li></ul><ul><li>Chronicled three-year cancer battle </li></ul><ul><li>Self-described &quot;tough old broad&quot; who raised three generations of reporters and editors </li></ul><ul><li>Street outside T-U named “Jessie-Lynne Kerr Parkway” </li></ul><ul><li>Media room for new courthouse also will carry her name </li></ul><ul><li>Died April 28, 2011 </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Robin Mitchell </li></ul><ul><li>St. Petersburg Times (1986-2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Evening Independent (1971-1986) </li></ul><ul><li>Reporter, senior copy editor </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to outstanding work, Mitchell was known for occasional, memorable pranks; one involved sending a stuffed duck head through pneumatic tubes to the fourth floor librarian </li></ul><ul><li>He had a deft touch as a writer and an eagle eye as a copy editor </li></ul><ul><li>Retired 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Died April 29, 2011 </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Jim McCartney </li></ul><ul><li>Columnist for The Bradenton Herald in retirement </li></ul><ul><li>Washington correspondent and columnist for Knight Ridder </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized in foreign affairs and defense policy </li></ul><ul><li>Started in Washington for Chicago Daily News </li></ul><ul><li>Among many honors, his focus on the military resulted in a 1963-64 Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University </li></ul><ul><li>His last column, March 27, was about the United States sacrificing its ideals for oil </li></ul><ul><li>Died May 6, 2011 </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Rich Brooks </li></ul><ul><li>The Herald-Tribune </li></ul><ul><li>Long time columnist and editor </li></ul><ul><li>Won first place in this year’s FSNE contest </li></ul><ul><li>Battled ALS, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, for more than 15 years after diagnosis </li></ul><ul><li>Founding member of Lou Gehrig’s Disease Association of Southwest Florida </li></ul><ul><li>His last column in December was about a wedding toast for his 25-year-old son, Noah. &quot;But it's neither money nor the stuff we acquire over our lives that makes us happy… It's the memories we create as a family… ” </li></ul><ul><li>Died May 7, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Gregory Lewis </li></ul><ul><li>South Florida Sun Sentinel </li></ul><ul><li>Reporter, mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Covered the African-American community for a decade at the paper with grit and passion </li></ul><ul><li>Previous stops in his 30-year career included the San Francisco Examiner, where he was known as “the mayor of the newsroom;” Washington, D.C.; Berkeley, Calif., at the Robert C. Maynard Institute of Journalism Education; and Greensboro, N.C., where he taught at North Carolina A&T while working as a reporter at the News & Record. </li></ul><ul><li>Died May 17, 2011 </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Tom McEwen </li></ul><ul><li>The Tampa Tribune </li></ul><ul><li>Sports Editor and Columnist </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote more than 10,000 columns (1962 to 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Won Red Smith Award, 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>As a boy, delivered papers on horseback in Wauchula </li></ul><ul><li>Baseball great Ted Williams said of him, “I don’t like any sports writers. But I like Tom McEwen.” </li></ul><ul><li>Died June 4, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Peggy May </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest Florida Daily News </li></ul><ul><li>Reporter/editor for the paper for 42 years </li></ul><ul><li>Inducted into the Okaloosa County Women's Hall of Fame in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Hired in 1963 at 35 as society editor and worked full time until age 77 </li></ul><ul><li>Famous as a grammarian, near the end, she corrected a nurse on the difference between “laying” and “lying” in her bed </li></ul><ul><li>Her long time publisher, Tom Conner, said her work “shaped the community” for decades </li></ul><ul><li>Died at 82, June 13, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  21. 21. In Memoriam FPA/FSNE 2010-2011

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