Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists honors Tampa Bay Times journalists
The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists honored Tampa Bay Times staff members at its annual Griot Drum Awards and Scholarship ceremony, according to an association news release.
Deputy Editor for Photography Boyzell Hosey received a Griot Drum Journalism Honoree award for helping the careers of younger journalists and overall achievement.
The association also recognized several journalists from around the Tampa Bay area for “outstanding coverage of people of color in 2020,” according to the release.
Times Deputy Editor for Investigations Kathleen McGrory, former Times investigative reporter Neil Bedi and photographer Douglas R. Clifford were recognized in the print general news reporting category for their investigative project, Targeted. The series examined a controversial surveillance program in which the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office monitored people it predicted to be future crime suspects.