Flyer, Memphis Magazine Snag Nine Green Eyeshade Awards

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The Society of Professional Journalists has announced the finalists for the 58th annual Green Eyeshade Awards.

This regional journalism competition recognizes outstanding journalism in 11 southeastern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

The finalists will be honored and first-place winners announced at a banquet in late June in Atlanta.

Flyer and Memphis magazine finalists include:

Criticism: "A Pilgrim's Progress" and Two Other Book Reviews -- Leonard Gill, Memphis Magazine

Humorous Commentary: Ask Vance -- Vance Lauderdale (pseudonym for Sr. Editor Michael Finger), Memphis Magazine

Disaster Coverage: Anatomy of an Inferno -- Preston Lauterbach, Staff Writer, Memphis Magazine

Feature Reporting: The Old Age of Aquarius -- Bianca Phillips, The Memphis Flyer

Political Reporting: Four More Years? (and Related Articles) -- Jackson Baker, The Memphis Flyer

Humorous Commentary: Elvis Presley-1935-2007: A Wonderful Life -- Chris Herrington and Greg Akers, The Memphis Flyer

Criticism: Come Together, Bumpin' Grind and Out of the Past -- Chris Herrington, The Memphis Flyer

Editorial Writing: A Bridge Too Far, Undoing the Lock Box, The Same Old Challenge -- Jackson Baker, The Memphis Flyer

Disaster Coverage: The Windless Hurricane -- Chris Davis, The Memphis Flyer

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