Winners and finalists in the APME journalism awards

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Posted: May 19, 2016 5:16 PM

Here are the award winners and honorable mentions from this year's APME Awards.

Public Service Award:

150,000 and up circulation: "Insane. Invisible. In danger." Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Tampa Bay Times.

40,000 to 149,999 circulation: "Shots Fired," The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina.

Up to 39,999 circulation: "Victims Next Door," Pensacola News Journal.

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APME Foundation Sweepstakes for best in category:

"Insane. Invisible. In danger." Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Tampa Bay Times.

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Innovator of the Year Award (Finalists):

"Community Civility Counts," The Times of Northwest Indiana.

"Precious Lives: Kids, guns and how we can stop the violence," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and media partners (WUWM and WNOV radio, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and 371 Productions).

"Unravel," Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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First Amendment Award:

150,000 and up circulation: "A push for openness," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

— Honorable mention: "Biolabs In Your Backyard," USA Today Network; "Untested Rape Kits," USA Today Network; "Guantanamo records redactions by Carol Rosenberg," Miami Herald.

40,000 to 149,999 circulation (co-winners): "Finding their secrets," The Roanoke Times, and "Daily Press vs. Supreme Court of Virginia," Daily Press of Newport News.

Up to 39,999 circulation: "Transparency denied," The Virgin Islands Daily News.

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Tom Curley Sweepstakes Award for best in category:

"A push for openness," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Innovation in News Reporting

150,000 and up circulation: "San Bernardino terrorist attack," Los Angeles Times.

— Honorable Mention: "North Texas Tornado," The Dallas Morning News.

40,000 to 149,999 circulation: "A Nightmare for Our City," Chattanooga Times Free Press.

— Honorable mention: "The Death of Freddie Gray and Ensuing Riots," The Baltimore Sun.

Up to 39,999 circulation: "Black Hawk Crash," Pensacola News Journal.

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Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Reporting.

75,000 and up circulation: "Insane. Invisible. In Danger." Sarasota Herald Tribune and Tampa Bay Times.

Up to 74,999 circulation: "Our Financial Mess," The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn.

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Innovation in Storytelling

150,000 and up circulation: "Demographics 2050," The Wall Street Journal.

— Honorable mention: "Taken Hostage," The Wall Street Journal; "Unsolved: A Murder Mystery, 40 Years Later," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

40,000 to 149,999 circulation: "Hard Time in Cleveland," The Plain Dealer in Cleveland.

— Honorable mention: "Chasing the Ghost," Sarasota Herald Tribune; "Divided by Law," Arizona Daily Star.

Up to 39,999 circulation: No winner.

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International Perspective Award

75,000 and up circulation: "Haiti: A Shaky Recovery," The Seattle Times.

Up to 74,999 circulation: "Shortcut to the American Dream," Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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Community Engagement Awards

75,000 and up circulation: "Hispanic Families Network," The Dallas Morning News.

— Honorable mention: "Silent Suffering," The Columbus Dispatch; "Precious Lives," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; "Nashville transit system," The Tennessean.

Up to 74,999 circulation: "The S Word: The Stigma of Schizophrenia," Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

— Honorable mention: "Florida Medicaid," Sarasota Herald-Tribune; Franklin Pierce University-Boston Herald collaboration.

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Mobile Platform Award

"TDMN Sports Day," The Dallas Morning News.

— Honorable mention: "Disneyland Mobile," The Orange County Register; "What's News," The Wall Street Journal.

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Innovator of the Year Award for College Students

"Public Insight Network Bureau," Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.