Mississippi Today journalists were recognized this week for awards in five categories of digital news by the Green Eyeshades Awards. The Green Eyeshades Awards was established in 1950 to recognize excellence in journalism in the Southeastern United States. This highly competitive awards program is administered by Southern members of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Mississippi Today reporters and reporting teams in criminal justice, education, equity and sports commentary take home 2020 honors.
Deadline Reporting / Online
• Second Place: Mississippi Today – Staff, Immigration Raids in Mississippi
Investigative Reporting / Online
• Second Place: Mississippi Today – Anna Wolfe, Alternative Data
Sports Commentary / Online
• First Place: Mississippi Today – Rick Cleveland, Sports Columns by Rick Cleveland
Business Reporting / Online
• First Place: Mississippi Today – Anna Wolfe, Jobs, Poverty and the Mississippi Economy
Public Service in Online Journalism
• Second Place: Mississippi Today and The Hechinger Report – Aallyah Wright, Kelsey Davis, Eric Shelton, Mississippi’s Teacher Shortage Crisis