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Embrace Magazine Named FMA “Magazine of the Year”

On July 16, the 2021 Florida Media Conference culminated with the FMA’s Charlie Awards Gala and the naming of Embrace magazine as Magazine of the Year. Shortly following the gala, Embrace publisher and executive editor, John Sotomayor, shared with us his thoughts on winning the top honor in the inaugural year of publishing the magazine.…
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Q&A with the 2021 Doug Damerst Scholarship Recipient, Sabrina Salovitz

The Florida Magazine Association honors the life and career of Doug Damerst by awarding a $1,000 cash prize to an exceptional student majoring in the field of journalism/communications. During his 10 years as the editor-in-chief of Florida Realtor magazine for the Florida Association of Realtors, Damerst set an award-winning standard for the Orlando-based publication—a standard…
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Congratulations 2021 FMA Charlie Award Winners!

  Winners in this year’s FMA Charlie Awards Contest were announced Thursday evening, July 16, during the 2021 Florida Media Conference. Visit FloridaMediaContests.com for complete contest winner’s information including the final list of winners, award presentation, and more!

Q&A with ¡Viva Polk! Magazine (Spanish)

Revista: ¡Viva Polk! Magazine Editor/a: Teresa Martinez Publicado desde: 2019 Público objetivo: La comunidad Circulación: 20K Frecuencia: Trimestral Sitio web:  vivapolk.com   ¿Qué desea que los lectores se lleven de su revista? ¡Viva Polk! Es la única revista en español en nuestro condado. Nuestro propósito es informar, motivar, inspirar a nuestra comunidad, al igual que…
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Q&A with Havas House

A Q&A with Marisa Beazel, President/Publisher of Havas House. Quick Facts: Publications: Discover Charleston, annual visitors guide; Visit Los Cabos, official visitors guide of the Los Cabos Hotel Association; Jamaica Travel Guide, official tourism guide of the Jamaica Tourist Board; South Beach Wine & Food Festival Guide, official event guide of the South Beach Wine…
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Q&A with Moni Basu

Quick Facts: Moni Basu Michael and Linda Connelly Lecturer for Narrative Nonfiction Department of Journalism University of Florida Moni Basu is an award winning journalist who began her career in Florida with the Tallahassee Democrat and The Florida Flambeau. Basu worked for CNN for nine years, covering the Iraqi War from its inception. She wrote…
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Q&A with ¡Viva Polk! Magazine

A Q&A with Teresa Martinez, Editor of Viva Polk Magazine. Quick Facts: Magazine:   ¡Viva Polk! Magazine Editor:  Teresa Martinez/also Publisher Published Since: 2019 Circulation: 20K Target Audience: Hispanic Community Frequency: Quarterly Website: vivapolk.com   Q&A What do you want readers to take away from your magazine?  Our magazine is the only Spanish print and digital media in our county.  Our purpose is…
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2021 Charlie Award Finalists

The judging of this year’s Charlie Awards is complete and a list of magazines that have placed in the competition is now available for review. Please note: the list is presented alphabetically by category/division and not in the order of the award received.  View the list here. Check the List! Please review the list carefully.…
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Deadline Extended!

You have an extra week to enter the Charlie Awards! The final entry deadline is now 11:59 pm on Monday, March 8, 2021. Complete contest information including rules, categories, and entry instructions can be found on FloridaMediaContests.com.

Q&A with Destination Florida

A Q&A with Pamela Childs, Creative Director of Destination Florida. Quick Facts: Magazine: DESTINATION FLORIDA Creative Director: Pamela Childs Editor: Karen Davis Art Director: Marsha Michaels Published Since: 2016 Circulation: 285,000 annually Target Audience: Florida Visitors Frequency: Quarterly Website: DestinationFlorida.com   Q&A What do you want readers to take away from your magazine? That it’s…
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