WLRN took home 11 awards, including three first places, in the 2017 Green Eyeshade Awards.
The Green Eyeshade Awards, given by the Society of Professional Journalists, have been recognizing Southeastern news for 67 years, making this the nation's oldest regional journalism contest. The region is composed of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.
WLRN won in the following categories:
- Politics Reporting Online, First Place: A Sample of WLRN's 2016 Election Coverage, by WLRN News Staff
- Specialized Site, First Place: Health News Florida, by WLRN, WUSF, and WMFE Staff
- Best News Reporter in the South, First Place: Caitlin Switalski
- Breaking News Reporting, Second Place: Fidel Dies, by WLRN News Staff
- Business Reporting Online, Second Place: The Sunshine Economy, by Tom Hudson
- Public Service in Online Journalism, Second Place: Find Your Way Through The 98 Possible Amendments On The South Florida Ballots, by Wilson Sayre
- Investigative Radio Reporting, Third Place: School Suspensions Continue In Spite Of Miami-Dade’s No-Suspension Policy, by Rowan Moore Gerety
- Public Service in Radio Journalism, Third Place: Zika in South Florida, by WLRN News Staff
- Non-Deadline Reporting, Third Place: In the Land of Water, by WLRN News Interns
- Sports Reporting Online, Third Place: Muhammad Ali In Our Backyard, by Luis Hernandez
- Best Feature Writer in the South: Amanda Rabines