Best Of 2012

Best statewide investigation: Tampa Bay Times on Stand Your Ground

Best statewide investigation

The death of Trayvon Martin at the hands of George Zimmerman in late February in Sanford, Florida was arguably the story of the year. In the immediate aftermath of the event, Florida’s controversial 2005 Stand Your Ground law became the focus of intense scrutiny. The Tampa Bay Times’ series of stories on the law set the standard for all other media organizations to follow.