Several writers and designers at Memphis magazine and our sister publication, the Memphis Flyer, have been named finalists in the 2011 Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards. Conducted by the Atlanta chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Green Eyeshades salute the best work produced by newspapers, magazines, and other media in an 11-state Southern region.
Memphis magazine was cited in the following categories:
GENERAL NEWS REPORTING: "Full Moon Over West Memphis: The West Memphis Three Have Spent 17 Years Behind Bars, But the Evidence Is Lacking" by Mara Leveritt (May 2010)
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING: "Absence of Motive: Local Police Saw It as a Clear-cut Case of Murder and Suicide, But Questions Linger," by Marilyn Sadler (June 2010)
SERIOUS COMMENTARY: "At a Loss: A Friend's Passing Leaves Its Own Unique Anguish," by Marilyn Sadler (January 2010)
HUMOROUS COMMENTARY: "Ask Vance" by Vance Lauderdale (various columns)
BEST MAGAZINE COVER (two finalists): "City Guide 2010" (August 2010) and "The Man Who Built Modern Memphis" (November 2010 — shown above), both designed by Brian Groppe.
Across our building at the Flyer, colleagues named as finalists include: Bianca Phillips (General News Reporting and Courts & Law Reporting), John Branston (Serious Commentary), Jackson Baker (Editorials), and Chris Herrington (Criticism).
Other finalists from Memphis include our friends at The Commercial Appeal, The Daily News, and The Memphis News.
Winners will be announced at the Green Eyeshades Awards banquet, held June 24th in Atlanta.