2014 Journalism Awards

2014 Contest Florida Press Club

General News Reporting, Third Place, Henry Frederick, Headline Surfer

New Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer raised taxes while not paying his own tax bills

May 4, 2014

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Mayor Adam Barringer led the vote to raise property taxes to support the municipal budget back in September while not paying his own taxes, Headline Surfer® has learned after reviewing public records.

SE Volusia ad authority's $70,000 exec. director, operations manager & board chair chow down on public dime

December 16, 2013

DAYTONA BEACH -- After Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority Chairman Palmer Wilson was removed an unprecedented second time with County Councilwoman Deb Denys imploring her colleagues to "finish this" and getting her way in a 4-3 split vote seen by some as politically-motivated, Wilson's successor, Tom Clapsaddle, ate on the public's dime.

No April Fool's Joke: Daytona Beach City Commissioner Carl Lentz shows how to get a bang for his buck

April 1, 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Carl Lentz, IV, a real estate agent won a seat on the City Commission on his first try, back in 2012, thanks in part to inherent advantages.


Religion Reporting, Third Place, Henry Frederick, Headline Surfer

Mayor Adam Barringer invisible after KKK furor, but takes center stage in MLK celebration

Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry pays homage to poet Maya Angelou

Remembering MLK: Keeping the Dream alive in Daytona

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Short Bio

Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet in Daytona Beach, Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL where he's pursuing an MA in New Media/Journalism (degree in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka Daily News, 2007-'08; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-'04; and cops & courts for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-'96.