Thursday, August 8, 2013

Riverfront Times Wins Three National Association of Black Journalists Awards

Posted By on Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 1:48 PM

click to enlarge RFT 2012 cover: "Daddy Do-Over" - ANTHONY TREMMAGLIA

We interrupt your regular programming for some quick news!

The National Association of Black Journalists has given three awards to RFT for recent features.

Former staff writer Nicholas Phillips won in the best feature, single story category for "Daddy Do-Over," an in-depth look at St. Louis' Father Support Center and its inspirational founder, Halbert Sullivan.

RFT editor Tom Finkel and freelance contributor Tony D'Souza took first place in NABJ's investigative category for their story "Plenty of Guilt to Go Around," re-examining the curious justice surrounding a 1982 murder in St. Louis.

click to enlarge RFT 2012 cover: "Plenty of Guilt to Go Around" - JESSE LENZ

And RFT freelancer Suzy Rust won best business story for her profile of the late Warren "Red Bone" Lytle as he considered shutting down his popular watering hole last summer.

click to enlarge Warren "Red Bone" Lytle - JENNIFER SILVERBERG

Shout-out to our other two finalists this year:

- "Code Dead," freelance writer Christopher Tritto's examination into the encrypted note left on a dead man's body in St. Louis that has stumped the FBI's foremost code-breakers.

- "He Ain't Heavy," former staff writer John H. Tucker's profile of competitive power lifter Derrick Johnson, a firebrand whose shadow in his sport far exceeds his diminutive stature.

Last year, RFT took top honors in NABJ's news feature category for our coverage of the St. Louis "knockout game."

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