The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald took home the top prizes at the 2017 Florida Society of News Editors awards ceremony Thursday in Naples.
The Miami Herald won the Gold Medal for Public Service for publications with circulation of more 125,000 for its work on Panama Papers, a Pulitizer Prize-winning international investigation that took a deep dive into offshore companies.
While Panama Papers was a collaboration between the Herald, McClatchy and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism, only stories by Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald reporters were submitted. Reporters recognized were: Nicholas Nehamas, Nora Gámez Torres, Jim Wyss, Kyra Gurney and Jacqueline Charles.
El Nuevo Herald won the Gold Medal for Public Service for publications with circulation less than 50,000 for its work on Condos de Pesadilla (Condo Nightmares), which led to state-wide reform on condo laws.
Staff members on both papers earned many other honors,