Miami New Times' senior writer Michael E. Miller has won the 2014 Sigma Delta Chi Award for nondeadline writing in the nondaily category for his article "Champ," which tells the story of a porn star murderer.
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It is the second year in a row that Miller has taken top honors , which are handed out by the Society for Professional Journalists. Last year, he won in the deadline reporting category for "Death Trap," a tale about a police shooting that went terribly wrong.
The awards date back to 1932 and are some of the most coveted in journalism. The New York Times, Boston Globe, and Mother Jones were also among the winners. Westword , our sister newspaper in Denver, also picked up an award, for feature reporting.
Miller's award follows a first place in the Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism by staff writer Terrence McCoy and a George Polk Award for sports writing by managing editor Tim Elfrink. Elfrink's work on steroids and baseball has also been honored by Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and the Investigative Reporters and Editors. His book on the subject is due out this summer.