Awards

The South Florida Media Network has won many national and regional prizes including the prestigious Hearst Award for breaking news and the EPPY, given by Editor and Publisher magazine, for best community/niche website.

EPPY Award (Editor & Publisher)

Best College Produced Community or Niche Website – Winner

South Florida Media Network Staff

Best Video on a College Website – Finalist

Haley Richards, Paul Martinez and Brianny Viso

Mother and Son Offer Autism Training to First Responders” 

2019-20 Academic Year

Hearst Award

Breaking News – Finalist

Kaylee Padron

Trouble at Miami New Times as staff writers leave, culture editor is laid off and salaries cut

Mark of Excellence (SPJ National)

Online/digital feature videography – Region 3 winner; National runner-up

Jay Valle, Monica Lebro and Andrea Igliozzi

South Florida Access Goes from Hollywood Hard Rock to the Lighthouse of Broward 

Campus Coronavirus Coverage (SPJ National)

Best Coverage – Winner

South Florida Media Network Staff

Pandemic Profiles

 Best Design – Winner

Imogen Francis

Florida COVID Stats

 Sunshine State Awards

Best Website – First Place

South Florida News Service staff

Best Coverage of LGBT Issues – Third Place

Mariandrea Vergel Prieto

Struggles of transgender women transcend borders

 Mejor Trabajo Estudiantil (todo tipo de medios)

1st Place:  Laura Isabel Perez

Jóvenes boricuas buscan en Miami el hogar que el huracán María les quitó

2nd Place:  Juan David Endara

Ante la adversidad, la resiliencia: Historias de vidas colombianas que superan la adversidad

3rd Place:  Grethel Delgado

Coconut Grove Playhouse: 13 años de silencio

 Florida Society of News Editors

Multimedia – Second Place

Yasser Marte, Kai’Chien Chisholm

Stephen Ross, Tank for Tua, and the current state of the Miami Dolphins

Photography – First Place

Yasser Marte

Video Storytelling – Second Place

Brandon Bravo, Jay Valle, Monica Lebro, Andrea Igliozzi

South Florida Access Goes from Hollywood Hard Rock to the Lighthouse of Broward

2018-19 Academic Year

Florida Society of News Editors

Breaking News Reporting – First Place

Gabriel Poblete, Maria Gil, Jesse Scheckner

FIU bridge near MMC campus collapses, killing and injuring several, just five days after being built

Enterprise Writing – Second Place

Adrian Nones-Newman

“Millennials buying guns in wake of school shootings”

Photography – Second Place

Sebastian Ballestas

“Miami Broward Carnival”

Green Eyeshade Award

Best Student Photographer – Third Place

Sebastian Ballestas

Sunshine State Awards

Best Website – Second Place

South Florida News Service staff

Best News Story – First Place

Jesse Scheckner, Maria Gil & Gabriel Poblete

FIU bridge near MMC campus collapses, killing and injuring several, just five days after being built

Best Disaster Reporting – Second Place

Jesse Scheckner, Maria Gil & Gabriel Poblete

FIU bridge collapse coverage