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8 papers win Grand Slam honors in APSE contest

Source : AP
Last Updated: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 01:30 hrs

Eight newspapers won "Grand Slam" honors in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors' writing and sections contest that ended Wednesday.

The Kansas City Star, The New York Times and The Washington Post, competing in the over-175,000 circulation division, earned top-10 recognition for their daily, Sunday and special sections to augment a top-10 website award previously announced in Class A website division (over 2 million monthly unique visitors).

The Buffalo News and Omaha (Neb.) World Herald won top-10 section awards in the 75,001-175,000 circulation division as well as top-10 in the Class B website division (500,000 to 1.9 million monthly unique visitors).

The Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World and Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News won top-10 section awards in the under 30,000 circulation division as well as top-10 in the Class C website division (under 500,000 monthly unique visitors).

The Opelika-Auburn (Ala.) News won top-10 section awards in the under 15,000 circulation division as well as top-10 in the Class C website division.

The APSE awards, voted on by sports editors from across the nation during four days of judging, honor work published in 2012.

Eleven newspapers won Triple Crowns, signifying top 10 honors in three of the four section/website categories. Those include:

— Class A (over 175,000 circulation): The Boston Globe; Dallas Morning News; and Star Tribune of Minneapolis.

— Class B (75,001-175,000): The Indianapolis Star; The Oklahoman of Oklahoma City; and the Tulsa (Okla.) World.

— Class C (30,000-75,000): The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss.; The State in Columbia, S.C.; The National of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

— Class D (under 30,000): The Wyoming Eagle in Cheyenne.

— Class E: (under 15,000): Columbia Missourian.

The New York Times led all news organizations with nine writing awards. The Knoxville News Sentinel won seven.

Dan DeLuca, of The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press, led the individual writing awards, capturing five honors including beat writing, breaking news, projects and two in multimedia in the 30,000-75,000 circulation category.

Jason Wolf won four writing awards — two in the 75,000-175,000 category for The News Journal of Wilmington, Del. (projects and explanatory), and two for his former paper, the Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record, in features and explanatory.

Ryan Wood won four awards in the 30,000-and-under category, including three for the Opelika-Auburn (Ala.) News and one for his former paper, the DeKalb (Ill.) Daily Chronicle. He won features writing twice, explanatory and beat writing.

The top five finalists in the writing categories will be announced in April. Winners will receive their awards in June at the APSE summer convention in Chicago.

Results announced Friday:

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DAILY SECTIONS

DAILY SECTIONS Over 175,000

Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, Detroit Free Press, The Star Tribune (Minneapolis), Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, USA TODAY, The Washington Post.

Honorable mention

Arizona Republic, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Houston Chronicle, New York Daily News, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Seattle Times, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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DAILY SECTIONS 75,000-175,000

The Buffalo News, Detroit News, Indianapolis Star, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)

Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, The Patriot-News (Mechanicsburg, Pa.), Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, Tulsa (Okla.) World, Washington Times

Honorable mention

Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, Hartford (Conn.) Courant, Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel, Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader, Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star

Louisville (Ky.) Courier Journal, The Tennessean (Nashville), The Salt Lake Tribune, Tacoma (Wash.) News Tribune, The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk)

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DAILY SECTIONS 30,000-75,000

The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.), Colorado Springs Gazette, Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer, The National (Abu Dahbi, United Arab Emirates), North County Times, (Escondido, Calif.), Peoria (Ill.) Journal Star, Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa), The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.), The State (Columbia, S.C.), Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal

Honorable mention

Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, Green Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette, Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, The Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.), Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal, The Repository (Canton, Ohio), The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle

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DAILY SECTIONS Under 30,000

Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, The Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria, Ohio), Columbia Missourian, Kitsap Sun (Bremerton, Wash.), Lawrence (Kan.) Journal World, Santa Cruz (Calif.) Sentinel, Sauk Valley (Ill.) Media, The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News, Williamsport (Pa.) Sun-Gazette, Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Honorable mention

Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald, Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise, Daily Chronicle (DeKalb, Ill.), The Herald-Times (Bloomington, Ind.), Killeen (Texas) Daily Herald, Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal, Post-Star, Glens Falls NY, Opelika-Auburn (Ala.) News, Yakima (Wash.) Herald-Republic, York (Pa.) Dispatch.

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DAILY SECTIONS UNDER 15,000

Opelika-Auburn (Ala.) News, Daily Chronicle (DeKalb, Ill.), Killeen (Texas) Daily Herald, Kennebec Journal (Augusta, Maine), Winona (Minn.) Daily News

Honorable mention

Daily American Republic (Poplar Bluff, Mo.), Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle, Laramie (Wyo.) Boomerang, The Medina County (Ohio) Gazette

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SUNDAY SECTIONS

SUNDAY SECTIONS over 175,000

Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, Kansas City Star, The Star Tribune (Minneapolis), The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), New York Daily News, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, Washington Post

Honorable Mention

Baltimore Sun, Chicago Sun-Times, Detroit Free Press, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Newsday, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, San Francisco Chronicle, UT San Diego

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SUNDAY 75,000-175,000

The Buffalo News, The Charlotte (N.C). Observer, Indianapolis Star, Louisville (Ky.) Courier Journal, The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, The Patriot-News (Mechanicsburg, Pa.), The Salt Lake Tribune, Tulsa (Okla.) World

Honorable mention

Columbus Dispatch, Des Moines Register, Hartford (Conn.) Courant, Lexington Herald-Leader, Lincoln (Neb). Journal-News, Los Angeles Daily News, The Tennessean (Nashville), The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The Record (Hackensack, N.J.), Tampa Tribune

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SUNDAY 30,000-75,000

Beaver County (Pa.) Times, The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.), Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer, The National (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates), The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.), Portland (Maine) Press Herald/Sunday Telegram, Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal, The State (Columbia, S.C.), The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.)

Honorable Mention

Albany (N.Y.) Times Union, The Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, S.D.), Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle, The Daily Herald, (Everett, Wash.), The Desert Sun (Palm Spring, Calif.), The News-Gazette (Champaign, Ill.), The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.), The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.), Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.), The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle

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SUNDAY Under 30,000

Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise, Casper (Wy.) Star-Tribune, The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Va.), The Herald-Times (Bloomington, Ind.), Kitsap Sun (Bremerton, Wash.), Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, The Missoulian (Missoula, Mont.), The Post-Star (Glens Falls, N.Y.), The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News, Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Honorable Mention

Carroll County (Md.) Times, The Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria, Ohio), The Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.), Killeen (Texas) Daily Herald, La Crosse (Wis.) Tribune, Lewiston (Maine) Sun Journal, Medford (Ore.) Mail Tribune, Opelika-Auburn (Ala.) News, Williamsport (Pa.) Sun-Gazette, Yakima (Wash.) Herald Republic

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SUNDAY Under 15,000

Columbia Missourian, Kennebec Journal (Augusta, Maine), Killeen (Texas) Daily Herald, Opelika-Auburn (Ala.) News, Winona (Minn.) Daily News

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SPECIAL SECTIONS

SPECIAL SECTIONS Over 175,000

Boston Globe, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), The Dallas Morning News, The Kansas City Star, Miami Herald, The Star Tribune (Minneapolis), The New York Times, Orlando Sentinel, San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post

Honorable Mention

The Arizona Republic, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, New York Daily News, Newsday (Melville, N.Y.), Philadelphia Daily News, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Seattle Times, The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)

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SPECIAL SECTIONS 75,001-175,000

The Buffalo News, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.), Cincinnati Enquirer, Indianapolis Star, Knoxville News Sentinel, Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald. The Tennessean (Nashville), Tulsa (Okla.) World, The Washington Times

Honorable mention

The Birmingham News, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer, Des Moines Register, The Detroit News, Hartford (Conn.) Courant, Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The Roanoke (Va.) Times, The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), San Antonio Express-News

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SPECIAL SECTIONS 30,000-75,000

Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle, Beaver County (Pa.) Times, The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.), The National (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates), Peoria (Ill.) Journal Star, The Post-Tribune (Merrillville, Ind.), The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.), The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.), The State (Columbia, S.C.), The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle

Honorable mention

Altoona (Pa.) Mirror, The Desert Sun (Palm Spring, Calif.), The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.), Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, Idaho Statesman, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, The Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.), Savannah (Ga.) Morning News, Spartanburg (S.C). Herald-Journal, The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.)

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SPECIAL SECTIONS Under 30,000

Bellingham (Wash.) Herald, Daily Chronicle (DeKalb, Ill.), Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle, Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald, The Herald-Times (Bloomington, Ind.), Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal, Sauk Valley (Ill.) Media, Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News, Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Honorable mention

Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Mass.), Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, The Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria, Ohio), The Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.), Columbia Missourian, Daily Herald (Provo, Utah), Lewiston (Maine) Sun Journal, Opelika-Auburn (Ala.) News, The Standard Times (New Bedford, Mass.), Yakima (Wash.) Herald-Republic

SPECIAL SECTIONS Under 15,000

Columbia Missourian, News & Messenger (Manasass, Va.), Laramie (Wy.) Boomerang, Opelika-Auburn (Ala.) News, Yankton (S.D.) Press & Dakotan

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WEBSITES

WEBSITE CONTEST: OVER 2 MILLION MONTHLY USERS

Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, New York Daily News, New York Times, The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), USA TODAY, The Washington Post

Honorable mention

Baltimore Sun, Boston Globe, Chicago Sun-Times, The Dallas Morning News, Indianapolis Star, Houston Chronicle, Orlando Sentinel, Newsday, Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, Pittsburgh Tribune Review

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WEB CONTEST 500,000-1.9 MILLION MONTHLY USERS

The Buffalo News, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer, Des Moines (Iowa) Register, The Daily Herald (Arlington Htsg, Ill.), The Globe and Mail (Toronto), (Green Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette, Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star, Omaha (Neb.) World Herald, Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal, Wisconsin State Journal

Honorable mention

Columbus Dispatch, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) , Eugene (Ore.) Register Guard, Florida Times-Union, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.). The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The Tacoma (Wash.) News Tribune, Tennessean (Nashville), Tulsa (Okla.) World

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WEBSITE CONTEST: UNDER 500,000 MONTHLY USERS

DeKalb Daily (Ill.) Chronicle, Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, Glens Falls (N.Y.) Post Star, Lawrence (Kan.) Journal World, Marin (Calif.) Independent Journal, Medford (Ore.) Mail Tribune, Northwest Herald, Crystal Lake, Ill., Opelika-Auburn (Ala.) News, Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News, Yakima (Wash.) Herald-Republic

Honorable mention

The Herald-Times (Bloomington, Ind.), Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, Florida Today, Melbourne, Fla., The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill., Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Cheyenne, Wyo.

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WRITING DIVISIONS

INVESTIGATIVE, All Divisions UPDATE

Ronald J. Hansen, Anne Ryman, Paola Boivin, Arizona Republic; Jack Dolan, Ruben Vives and Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times; Dan Kane, Andrew Carter, J. Andrew Curliss, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.); Teri Thompson, Bill Madden, Michael O'Keeffe, Nathaniel Vinton and Christian Red, New York Daily News; Walt Bogdanich, Joe Drape, Dara L. Miles and Griffin Palmer, The New York Times; Jim Owczarski, OnMilwaukee.com; Keith Sharon and Frank Mickadeit, Orange County Register; Craig Wolff and Mike Vorkunov, The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.); Rachel George, USA TODAY; Adrian Wojnarowski, Rand Getlin, Yahoo! Sports

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COLUMNS over 175,000

Gregg Doyel, CBSSports.com; Scott Miller, CBSSports.com; Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press; Jen Floyd Engel, FoxSports.com; Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times; Harvey Araton, The New York Times; Marcia C. Smith, Orange County Register; Mark Whicker, Orange County Register; Dave Hyde, Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.); Gary Shelton, Tampa Bay Times

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COLUMNS 75,001-175,000

Jon Solomon, The Birmingham News; Kevin Scarbinsky, The Birmingham News; Michael Arace, The Columbus Dispatch; Geoff Calkins, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.); John Adams, Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel; Jenni Carlson, The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City); Tara Sullivan, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.); David Climer, The Tennessean (Nashville); Buck Harvey, San Antonio Express-News; Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News

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COLUMNS, 30,000-75,000

Scott Michaux, Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle; David Teel, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) ; Bret Strelow, Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer; Stephen Schramm, Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer; Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman; Tom Musick, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, Ill.); Steve Solloway, Portland (Maine) Press Herald; George Schroeder, The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.); John Blanchette, The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.); Austin Meek, Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal

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COLUMNS, Under 30,000

Bob Sutton, Burlington (N.C.) Times-News; Jonathan Bombulie, The Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.); Andy Graham, The Herald-Times (Bloomington, Ind.); Jeremy Prince The Herald-Times (Bloomington, Ind.); Tom Keegan, Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World; Kalle Oakes, Lewiston (Maine) Sun Journal; Peter Jackel, Racine (Wis.) Journal Times; Ryan Howe, Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho); Robert Gagliardi, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle; Alex Riley, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle

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BREAKING NEWS, Over 175,000

Craig Harris, Arizona Republic; Mary Carmichael, Boston Globe; Baxter Holmes, Los Angeles Times; Michael O'Keeffe, New York Daily News; Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer; Mark Zeigler, UT San Diego; Sally Jenkins, The Washington Post; Mark Maske, Mike Jones, Mike Wise, Jason Reid, The Washington Post; Pat Forde, Yahoo! Sports; Michael Silver, Yahoo! Sports

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BREAKING NEWS, 75,001-175,000

Kyle Veazey, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.); Mark Emmert, Des Moines Register; Megan Boehnke, Matt Lakin, Knoxville News Sentinel; Evan Woodbery, Knoxville News Sentinel; Joe Giglio, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.); Laura Keeley, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.); Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News; Michael C. Lewis, The Salt Lake Tribune; Dan Nakaso and Ferd Lewis, The Star Advertiser (Honolulu, Hawaii); Bob Fortus, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)

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BREAKING NEWS 30,000-75,000

Brian Linder, Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal; Buddy Shacklette, Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal; John Turner, Huntsville (Ala.) Times; Paul Klee, The News-Gazette (Champaign, Ill.); Dan DeLuca, The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.); Seth Emerson, The Telegraph (Macon, Ga.); Adam Jude, George Schroeder, Andrew Grief and staff, The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.); Chris Murray and Dan Hinxman, Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal; Todd Porter, The Repository (Canton, Ohio); Kellis Robinett, The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle

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BREAKING NEWS Under 30,000

Anna Grearson, The Barre-Montpelier (Vt.) Times Argus; Ben Frederickson, Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune; Brendan Meyer, Shaina Cavazos, Zach Murdock, MIke Vorel, Jacob Kim and Eric Short, Columbia Missourian; Steve Nitz, Daily Chronicle (DeKalb, Ill.); Neil Warner, Daily Herald (Provo, Utah); Kalle Oakes, Sun Journal Lewiston (Maine); Tim Trower, Mail Tribune (Medford, Ore.); Mike Szvetitz, Opelika-Auburn (Ala.); Julie Jag, Jim Seimas, Santa Cruz (Calif.) Sentinel; Andrew Carroll, Jason Morton, The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News

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BEAT WRITING, Over 175,000

Steve Hummer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Benjamin Hochman, Denver Post; Jesse Temple, FoxSports.com; Tania Ganguli, Houston Chronicle; Judy Battista, New York Times; Scott Reid, Orange County Register; Dan Wiederer, The Star Tribune (Minneapolis); Joey Knight, Tampa Bay Times; Pat Forde, Yahoo! Sports; Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports

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BEAT WRITING 75,000-175,000

David Briggs, The Blade (Toledo, Ohio); Todd Jones, Columbus Dispatch; Justin Barney, Florida Times-Union; Don Coble, Florida Times-Union; Mike Chappell, Indianapolis Star; Brendan F. Quinn, Knoxville News Sentinel; Kyle Tucker, Louisville (Ky.) Courier Journal; Sam McKewon, Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald; Jim Wyatt, The Tennessean (Nashville); Amanda Comak, The Washington Times

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BEAT WRITING 30,000-75,000

Leighton Ginn, The Desert Sun (Palm Spring, Calif.); Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman (Boise); Norm Wood, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) ; Gary Meenaghan, The National (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates); Dan DeLuca, The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.); Scott Bair, North County (Calif.) Times; Tom Musick, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, Ill.); Chris Murray, Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal; Seth Emerson, The Telegraph (Macon, Ga.); Kellis Robinette, The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle

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BEAT WRITING Under 30,000

Marc Weiszer, Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald; Ben Frederickson, Casper (Wyo.) Star Tribune; Dustin Dopirak, The Herald-Times (Indiana); Kenny Ryan, Kerrville (Texas) Daily Times; Alex Byington, Killeen (Texas) Daily Herald; Kevin Posival, Killeen (Texas) Daily Herald; John Bednarowski, Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal; Ryan Wood, Opelika-Auburn (Ala.) News; Chase Goodbread, The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News; Robert Gagliardi, Wyoming Tribune Eagle

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FEATURES, Over 175,000

Jared S. Hopkins, Chicago Tribune; Wright Thompson, ESPN.com; Christian Red, New York Daily News; Barry Bearak, New York Times; Joe Posnanski, Sports on Earth; Matthew Stanmyre, The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.); John C. Cotey, Tampa Bay Times; Eric Prisbell, USA TODAY; Barry Svrluga, Washington Post; Jeff Passan, Yahoo! Sports

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FEATURES 75,001-175,000

Scott Fowler, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer; Phil Richards, Indianapolis Star; Brian Heyman, The Journal News (White Plains, N.Y.); Kevin Tresolini, The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.); Luke DeCock, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.); Jason Kersey, The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City); Dirk Chatelain, Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald; Darryl Slater, The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.); Andy Bitter, Roanoke (Va.) Times; Jeff Lockridge, The Tennessean

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FEATURES 30,000-75,000

Pete Iorizzo, Albany (N.Y.) Times Union; David Briggs, Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune; Matt Calkins, The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.); Bret Strelow, Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer; Stephen Schramm, Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer; Jason Wolf, Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record; Tom Hanson, Naples (Fla.) Daily News; David Teel, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) ; Paul Klee, The News-Gazette (Champaign, Ill.); Bob Heist, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal

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FEATURES Under 30,000

Jason Gonzalez, Antelope Valley (Calif.) Press; Ben Frederickson, Casper (Wyo.) Star Tribune; Ryan Wood, DeKalb (Ill.) Daily Chronicle; Ben Baby, Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle; Mike Miller, The Herald-Times (Bloomington, Ind.); Sarah Bricker, Missourian (Columbia, Mo.); Brendan Meyer, Missourian (Columbia, Mo.); Ryan Wood, Opelika-Auburn News; Tommy Deas, The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News; Chase Goodbread, The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News

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PROJECTS over 175,000

Shalise Manza Young, Greg A. Bedard, Christopher L. Gasper, Sean Smith and Luke Knox, Boston Globe; Mick McCabe, Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press; Kent Babb, Rustin Dodd, Blair Kerkhoff, Sam Mellinger and Terez A. Paylor, Kansas City Star; John Branch, The New York Times; J. Brady McCollough, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Dave Orrick, St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press; Jackie Friedman, Nyier Abdou, Saed Hindash, The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.); Dan Wiederer, Chip Scoggins, The Star Tribune (Minneapolis); Steve Wieberg, USA TODAY; Amy Shipley, The Washington Post

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PROJECTS 75,000 to 175,000 UPDATE

Rick Bonnell, Gavin Off, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer; Paul Woody, Mike Barber, Tammie Smith, Jim Nolan, Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch; Lori Riley, Mike Anthony, Paul Doyle, Jeff Otterbein, John Altavilla, Jeff Jacobs, Hartford (Conn.) Courant; Jason Wolf, The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.); Jeff Duncan, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans); Dan McCarney, Doug Pils, Terrence Thomas, John Whisler, Jerry Briggs, San Antonio News-Express; Nate Rau, The Tennessean (Nashville); Nathan Fenno, Washington Times; David Biggy, Asbury Park (N.J.) Press; Jeff Elliott, Florida Times-Union

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PROJECTS over 30,000-75,000

Josh Weir, Canton (Ohio) Repository; Staff, Middletown (N.Y.) Times Herald-Record; Jim Rossow, The News-Gazette (Champaign, Ill.); Dan DeLuca, The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.); Brian Hiro, North County (Calif.) Times; Mike Lowe, Glenn Jordan, Steve Solloway, Portland (Maine) Press Herald; Mark Lazerus, The Post-Tribune (Merrillville, Ind.); Ira Schoeffel, Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat; Jonathan Heeter, The Telegraph (Macon, Ga.); Powell Latimer, Wilmington (N.C.) StarNews

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PROJECTS Under 30,000

Christopher Dabe, David Henry, Jon Styf, Heather Nolan, Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise; Aaron Dorksen, Andrew Vogel, The Daily Record (Wooster, Ohio); Gregg Dewalt, Florence (Ala.) Times Daily; Harry Plumer, Ben Frederickson, Andrew Wagaman, Katy Bergen, Emily Becker, Anthony Schick, Missourian (Columbia, Mo.); Greg Brownell, Pete Tobey, Will Springstead, Mary Albi, Michael Bonner, Tim McManus, The Post-Star (Glens Falls, N.Y); Christopher Heimerman, Sauk Valley Media (Ill.); Tommy Deas, Chase Goodbread, Aaron Suttles, Cecil Hurt, Andrew Carroll, The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News; Andrew Matheson, Julie Jag, Jacob May, Jim Seimas, Santa Cruz (Calif.) Sentinel; Nicholas Dettman, West Bend (Wis.) Daily News; Jeremiah Johnke, Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne, Wyo.)

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EXPLANATORY, Over 175,000

Greg A. Bedard, Boston Globe; Jodie Valade, Cleveland Plain Dealer; Patrick Saunders, Troy E. Renck, Irv Moss, Jeff Legwold, Tom Kensler, Benjamin Hochman and Mike Chambers, Denver Post; Kent Babb, Kansas City Star; John Branch, The New York Times; David Waldstein, The New York Times; Mike Jensen, Philadelphia Inquirer; Jerry Zgoda and Dennis Brackin, Star Tribune (Minneapolis); Jill Lieber Steeg, U-T San Diego; Barry Svrluga, Jenna Johnson, Alex Prewit, Washington Post

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EXPLANATORY 75,001-175,000

Kevin Scarbinsky, The Birmingham (Ala.) News; Kyle Veazey, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.); Jennie Rees, The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.); Randy Peterson, Des Moines (Iowa) Register; Gregg Krupa, Detroit News; Brendan F. Quinn, Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel; Jason Wolf, The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.); Hal Habib, Palm Beach (Fla.) Post; Lisa Schencker, The Salt Lake Tribune; Richard Oliver, San Antonio Express-News

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EXPLANATORY 30,000-75,000

James Allen, Albany (N.Y.) Times Union; Brian Linder, Buddy Shacklette, Sean Kernan, Brent Woronoff, Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal; Stephen Schramm, Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville (Fla.) Sun; Jason Wolf, Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record; Jeff Sanders, North County (Calif.) Times; Bob Asmussen, The News-Gazette (Champaign, Ill.); Seth Soffian, The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.); Steve T. Gorches, The Post-Tribune (Merrillville, Ind.); Kellis Robinette, The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle

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EXPLANATORY Under 30,000

David Henry, Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise; Christopher Dabe, David Henry, Jared Ainsworth, Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise; Christopher James, Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Mass.); Anthony Zilis, DeKalb (Ill.) Daily Chronicle; Kalle Oakes, Lewiston (Maine) Sun Journal; Andrew Wagaman, Missourian (Columbia, Mo.); Ryan Wood, Opelika-Auburn (Ala.) News; Michael Bonner, The Post-Star (Glens Falls, N.Y.); Julie Jag, Santa Cruz (Calif.) Sentinel; Jim Seimas, Santa Cruz (Calif.) Sentinel

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MULTIMEDIA Over 2 million unique visitors

Alvin Chang, Matt Pepin, Mike Giesta, Boston Globe; Mahala Gaylor, Denver Post; Eric Seals and Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press; Robert Cassidy and 8 others, Newsday; Hannah Fairfield and 12 others, The New York Times; Xaquin G.V. and 9 others, The New York Times; Patrick White, The Globe and Mail (Toronto); Nyier Abdou, Jackie Friedman and Saed Hinash, The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.); McKenna Ewen and 7 others, Star Tribune (Minneapolis); Craig Davis, Jon Burstein, Mike Stocker, Dana Williams, Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

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MULTIMEDIA 500,000 to 2 million unique visitors

Chris White, Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald; Lauren Mariacher, Keith McShea, The Buffalo News; Katie Kunert, Mark Marturello, Randy Peterson and Todd Williams, Des Moines Register; Chris Pietsch, The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.); Dan DeLuca, Kinfay Moroti, The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.); Dan DeLuca, Kinfay Moroti, The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.); Erin Chapin, Knoxville News Sentinel; Erin Chapin, Lauren Spuhler and Rachel Wise, Knoxville News Sentinel; C.L. Brown, Michael Clevenger, The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.); John Clanton, Tulsa (Okla.) World

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MULTIMEDIA Under 500,000 unique visitors(asterisk)

Stuart Palley, Emily Kaiser, (Columbia) Missourian; Stuart Palley, Parker Miles Blohm, (Columbia) Missourian; Dan Mott, Erick Ward, Les Johnson, Daily Chronicle (DeKalb, Ill.); Dan Mott, Christine Nikolich, Morgan Ellingson, Jason Pfrommer, Erick Ward and Les Johnson, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, Ill.); Erick Ward, Les Johnson, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, Ill.); Anthony Bratina, The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News; John Sahly, Daily Chronicle (DeKalb, Ill.); Ed Killer, Scripps Treasure Coast (Fla.) Newspapers; Chris Imperiale, Marty Myers, Ted Baird, Tghe Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.); Greg Brownell and staff, The Post-Star (Glens Falls, N.Y.)



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