White nationalist leader Richard Spencer will not be allowed to speak at the University of Florida next month, the university said in a statement Tuesday. University President W. Kent Fuchs said his administration had decided to deny a campus venue to Spencer’s National Policy Institute, citing the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., as well as what Fuchs described as calls online for similar violence in Gainesville. Spencer had reportedly asked to speak there Sept. 12.
The debate about memorials to the Civil War South had been heating up in Florida cities for months, with some calling the statues symbols of white supremacy and others arguing their removal is an attack on history and dead soldiers. That tension seemed likely only to increase after white nationalist protests of a Confederate statue’s planned removal in Virginia erupted into violence this past weekend, with a car plowing into counter-protesters, killing a woman and injuring 19 others.
The Orlando Sentinel took home 20 awards in the Florida Society of News Editors’ annual journalism contest, including several for the newspaper’s coverage of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub. The paper’s Pulse coverage received first-place honors for breaking news reporting and live video. In the latter category, the Sentinel swept all three places, finishing second for its Hurricane Matthew coverage and third for election-night videos.
From the South Florida SPJ's website: "Named in honor of late Knight-Ridder Chairman and CEO James Batten, a champion of 'civic journalism.' Entries must contribute to the public good by correcting a wrong, bringing to light an issue or adding significantly to the public debate."
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