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