Morgan, Cherry inducted into Fla. Newspaper Hall


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Lucy Morgan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Tampa Bay Times, and Charles W. Cherry Sr., who launched one of the state's largest media chains aimed at the black community, have been inducted into the Florida Newspaper Hall of Fame.

Morgan and Cherry were inducted Thursday night during a ceremony at the Florida Society of News Editors and Florida Press Association's annual convention.

Morgan, who is retired, won her Pulitzer in 1985 with colleague Jack Reed for revealing corruption in the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, resulting in the sheriff's resignation. In 1973, she was sentenced to eight months in jail for refusing to reveal an anonymous source. The Florida Supreme Court overturned the conviction and her case established a limited right for journalists to protect the names of sources. She spent the last three decades of her career as the Times' Tallahassee bureau chief.

Cherry, who died in 2004, served in the Korean War, was president of the state and Volusia County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and served on the Daytona Beach City Commission.

He began his newspaper career in 1969 when he started the Westside Wrapper in Daytona Beach. It later became the Daytona Times. In 1989, he established the Florida Courier and purchased a Daytona radio station. By 2001, his family's media business to become Tama Broadcasting, which owned or operated 11 radio stations in three states.

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