FLORIDA TODAY earns national honors for efforts to force BCSO release of jail video



FLORIDA TODAY was one of five newsrooms across the country honored by the 2021 News Leaders Association First Amendment Awards, receiving a special citation for its efforts that led to the release of the jail security video of Gregory Lloyd Edward’s Edwards’ last conscious moments in 2018.

The national honor “recognizing the best journalism advancing Freedom of Information principles or overcoming significant resistance to the application of the First Amendment” was announced Wednesday on the NLA’s website.

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