Best Of 2005

BEST NEWSPAPER STORY (FICTIONAL): Mike Deeson, Tampa Bay’s 10

From pissing off Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio to questioning the millions of tax dollars spent to send government employees to lavish, upscale resorts for meetings, Deeson consistently pokes a finger in the eye of the establishment. His best work, though, was wading through city employees’ e-mails he obtained through public records and revealing how those workers improperly used their time and computers for personal business, in some cases sending nude photos or inappropriate jokes. The city disciplined 44 employees.