Author: gina

Commentary: Public Records Law in Trouble

Florida’s once celebrated public records law is in trouble. This is because it’s virtually impossible to get law enforcement to take action against public officials who violate the law. Citizens have to file a lawsuit to get justice under the…

Journalism Awards for SWFL Journalists

Journalists from Southwest Florida were among those honored recently in the Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Awards. Four Southwest Florida journalists were honored with Special Category Awards that were open to journalists from all media statewide. — Fort Myers News-Press…

Tribute to our Friend, Arthur

Arthur Lloyd Hecht, a founding member of the Press Club of Southwest Florida and a board member, passed away peacefully in Naples, Fla. on Oct. 22, 2013, after succumbing to cancer. It was the day before his 80th birthday, and…

The Newsroom Phil Built

As Phil Lewis embarks for new adventures after 35 years at the Naples Daily News, many former staffers have waxed nostalgic about his leadership and his journalism. It’s my honor to do the same here. I grew up in Phil’s…