The Chattanooga Times Free Press received 19 Green Eyeshade awards, a competition run by the Society of Professional Journalists that honors journalism in the Southeast.
The newspaper received the highest number of awards in the competition, which is between news organizations in 11 states. The Times Free Press received seven first-place awards.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, which like the Chattanooga Times Free Press is owned by WEHCO Media, received six awards.
The Times Free Press received the following first-place awards: Digital media presentation for "Unfit," the story of mentally ill adults fighting for custody of their child; editorial cartooning to Clay Bennett; online deadline reporting for coverage of the July 16 attacks; videography to Maura Friedman; online sports reporting to Stephen Hargis; online sports commentary to Mark Wiedmer; and spot news photography to Doug Strickland.
Second-place awards were for: Non-deadline reporting to to Shelly Bradbury and Alex Green for Death on the Highways; online non-deadline reporting for Death on the Highway; sports commentary for Mark Wiedmer's columns; digital media presentation for Death on the Highway; specialized website for The Toll, a database of Chattanooga homicides; and sports photography to Strickland.
Third-place awards were for: Deadline reporting for coverage of the July 16 attacks; technology reporting for work by Casey Phillips; online serious commentary for columns by David Cook; public service in online journalism for coverage of ongoing violence in Chattanooga; feature photography to Doug Strickland; and online business reporting to the business staff.
Since 1950, the Green Eyeshade Awards has honored the best journalism in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.