Flyer, Memphis Magazine Snag Nine Green Eyeshade Awards


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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