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 covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.