- August 27, 2010
ST. PETERSBURG — The Gulf Coast Business Review's annual Gulf Coast 500 won the award for best special section in its circulation class in the Florida Press Association's 2010 Better Weekly Newspaper Contest. The special section, compiled by Real Estate Editor Sean Roth, ranks the top 500 companies along the Gulf Coast by revenues each year. This year's Gulf Coast 500 issue will be released Aug. 12, and will be available in print and online.
In addition to the first place honor, the Review placed second in its class for general excellence.
Carl Cronan, the Review's late editor in Tampa Bay, won second place for business writing for his interview with Tampa Bay business legend John Sykes, founder of Sykes Enterprises Inc. (See "Ongoing Legacy," April 26, 2010.)
The Review's government editor, Jay Brady, placed third in the education category for his story on the education gap affecting black males. (See “Price of Failure," Dec. 24, 2010.)
The Florida Press Association's contest includes submissions by its members throughout the state each year. Each submission is judged by editors in several states.