Thomas & LoCicero is pleased to congratulate the South Florida Sun Sentinel for its win of the distinguished Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service "for exposing failings by school and law enforcement officials before and after the deadly shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School."
The iconic Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal is awarded each year to the American news organization that wins the Public Service category. It is never awarded to an individual. However, through the years, the Medal has come to symbolize the entire Pulitzer program.
The Public Service honor is given for a distinguished example of meritorious public service by a newspaper, magazine or news site through the use of its journalistic resources, including the use of stories, editorials, cartoons, photographs, graphics, videos, databases, multimedia or interactive presentations or other visual material.
The Sun Sentinel serves Broward and Palm Beach counties and is recognized as one of Florida's most innovative major daily newspapers with a reputation for journalistic excellence. The Sun Sentinel was part of a coalition of more than a dozen news organizations represented by Thomas & LoCicero law firm in issues relating to access and the public's right to know throughout the aftermath of the tragic school shooting in Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
With offices in Tampa and Fort Lauderdale, Thomas & LoCicero is a Florida law firm that is widely known, respected and committed to free speech and a free press. The firm represents the industry’s leading electronic and traditional publishers, as well as individual journalists, bloggers and influencers of social media on issues ranging from news gathering to invasion of privacy, from defamation to pre-publication review. At the heart of the firm’s mission is to champion free speech and defend journalism every day.