7 papers win Grand Slam honors in APSE contest

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Seven media groups won ''Grand Slam'' honors in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors' writing and sections contest that was held this week.

The Boston Globe and 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 the Class A website division (over 2 million monthly unique visitors).

The Oklahoman won top-10 section awards in the 75,001-175,000 circulation division as well as top-10 in the Class A website division.

The Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World and The Tuscaloosa 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 and the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle each 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 2013.

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

- Over 175,000 circulation: Chicago Tribune; Kansas City Star; Los Angeles Times; New York Daily News; The New York Times.

- 75,0001-175,000: The Courier-Journal; Omaha World-Herald.

- 30,000-75,000: Buffalo News; The State (Columbia, S.C.); The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.).

- Under 15,000: The Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal

The New York Times and The Tuscaloosa News led all news organizations with eight writing awards each.

Tommy Deas of The Tuscaloosa News led the individual writing awards, capturing five honors, including breaking news, features, projects and explanatory in the under-30,000 circulation category.

The following writers each earned three awards: Todd Jones of The Columbus Dispatch; Jeff Lockridge of The Tennessean; Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times; Brad Elliott Schlossman of the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald; Brent Schrotenboer of USA TODAY Sports; Jim Seimas of the Santa Cruz Sentinel; Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star; and Aaron Suttles of The Tuscaloosa News.

The top five finalists in the writing categories will be announced later this month. Winners will receive their awards in June at the APSE summer convention in Washington, DC.

Overall results:

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DAILY SECTIONS

DAILY SECTIONS, Over 175,000

The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune. The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, USA TODAY Sports, The Washington Post.

Honorable Mention

The Dallas Morning News, Detroit Free Press, Houston Chronicle, Star Tribune (Minneapolis), The Orange County Register, Orlando Sentinel, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Seattle Times

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DAILY SECTIONS, 75,000-175,000

The Buffalo News, Columbus Dispatch, The Courier-Journal (Louisville), The Detroit News, Indianapolis Star, The Oklahoman, Omaha World-Herald, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Tennessean, Tulsa World.

Honorable Mention

The Advocate (Baton Rouge), Austin American-Statesman, The Charlotte Observer, Hartford Courant, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The Palm Beach Post, The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), Richmond Times-Dispatch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Tampa Tribune.

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DAILY SECTIONS, 30,000-75,000

The National, Abu Dhabi, UAE, The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle, Idaho Statesman (Boise, Idaho), The State (Columbia, S.C.), The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.), The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.), The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, Green Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette, The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa., The Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star.

Honorable Mention

The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.), The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.), Lakeland (Fla.) Ledger, Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, Naples (Fla.) Daily News, Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal, Scranton (Pa.) Times-Tribune, The Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, S.D.), The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.), The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle

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DAILY SECTIONS, Under 30,000

The Altoona (Pa.) Mirror, Athens Banner-Herald, The Beaver County Times (Beaver, Pa.), Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, The Marietta Daily Journal, The Post-Star (Glens Falls, N.Y.), Casper Star-Tribune (Casper, Wyo.), Williamsport (Pa.) Sun-Gazette, The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News, Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne, Wyo.).

Honorable Mention

Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald, La Crosse (Wisc.) Tribune, Mail Tribune (Medford, Ore.), The Missoulian (Missoula, Mont.), Opelika-Auburn News (Opelika, Ala.), Santa Cruz Sentinel (Scotts Valley, Calif.), Sauk Valley Media (Sterling, Ill.), Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine), Yakima (Wash.) Herald Republic, The York (Pa.) Dispatch

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DAILY SECTIONS, Under 15,000

Columbia (Mo.) Missourian, Daily Chronicle (Dekalb, Ill.), The Daily News Journal (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), Index-Journal (Greenwood, S.C.), Opelika-Auburn News (Opelika, Ala.)

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SUNDAY SECTIONS

Over 175,000

Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Washington Post, U-T San Diego.

Honorable mention

Detroit Free Press, Houston Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Arizona Republic, The Miami Herald, The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

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SUNDAY SECTIONS, 75,000-175,000

Des Moines Register, Indianapolis Star, Lexington Herald-Leader, Omaha World-Herald, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Charlotte Observer, The Courier-Journal, The Oklahoman, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Tampa Tribune.

Honorable Mention

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Ind.), Richmond Times-Dispatch, San Antonio Express-News, The Florida Times-Union, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The Palm Beach Post, The Record, The Times-Picayune, Tulsa World.

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SUNDAY SECTIONS, 30,000-75-000

Albany Times-Union, Montgomery Advertiser, The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.), The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.), The Repository (Canton, Ohio), The Roanoke (Va.) Times, The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.), The State (Columbia, S.C.), The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.), The Wichita Eagle.

Honorable Mention

Lincoln Journal Star, The News-Gazette (Champaign, Ill.), Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, Ill.), Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Reno Gazette-Journal, The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.), The Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.), The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.), The Gainesville Sun.

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SUNDAY SECIONTS, Under 30,000

Carroll County (Md.) Times, Yakima Herald Republic, The Tuscaloosa News, Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne, Wyo.), Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, Casper Star-Tribune (Casper, Wyo.), The Journal & Courier (Lafayette, Ind.), The Herald-Times (Bloomington, Ind.), The Post-Star (Glens Falls, N.Y.), The Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre).

Honorable Mention

The Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria, Ohio), Columbia (Mo.) Missourian, The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Va.), Opelika-Auburn News, The Island Packet (Hilton Head, NC), The Marietta Daily Journal, The Sun-Journal (Lewiston, Maine), Missoulian, Santa Cruz Sentinel.

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SUNDAY SECTOINS, Under 15,000

Columbia (Mo.) Missourian, Killeen Daily Herald, The Marietta Daily Journal, Opelika-Auburn News, Winona (Minn.) Daily News.

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SPECIAL SECTIONS, Over 175,000

Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Newsday, New York Daily News, Orlando Sentinel, The Washington Post.

Honorable Mention

The Denver Post, The Orange County Register, Star Tribune (Minneapolis), The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, The Seattle Times, Tampa Bay Times.

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SPECIAL SECTIONS, 75,000-175,000

The Buffalo News, The Detroit News, Hartford Courant, Lexington Herald-Leader, Louisville Courier-Journal, The Oklahoman, Omaha World-Herald, San Antonio Express-News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Tampa Tribune.

Honorable Mention

Asbury Park Press, The Charlotte Observer, Cincinnati Enquirer, Florida Times-Union, Indianapolis Star, Knoxville News Sentinel, The Tennessean (Nashville), Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Tulsa World, The Washington Times.

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SPECIAL SECTIONS, 30,000-75,000

Lincoln Journal-Star, Naples Daily News, Times Union (Albany, N.Y.), The Augusta Chronicle, The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, Calif.), The Fayetteville Observer, The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.), The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.), The Repository (Canton, Ohio), The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle.

Honorable Mention

Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, S.C.), Idaho Statesman, Journal Star (Peoria, Ill.), The Clarion-Ledger, The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Va.), The National (Abu Dhabi, UAE), The News Tribune (Takoma, Wash.), The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.), The State (Columbia, S.C.), The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.)

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SPECIAL SECTIONS, Under 30,000

Denton Record-Chronicle, Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald, Index Journal (Greenwood, S.C.), The Island Packet (Hilton Head, S.C.), Lawrence Journal-World, Marietta Daily Journal, San Angelo Standard-Times, Sauk Valley Media (Sterling, Ill.), The Tuscaloosa News, Yakima Herald-Republic.

HONORABLE MENTION

Beaver County Times, The Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria, Ohio), The Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.), The Daily Record (Wooster, Ohio), Killeen Daily Herald, Laramie Boomerang, Opelika-Auburn News (Opelika, Ala.), Santa Cruz Sentinel (Scotts Valley, Calif.), Williamsport (Pa.) Sun-Gazette, Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne)

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SPECIAL SECTIONS, Under 15,000

Daily Chronicle, Dekalb, Ill., Killeen Daily Herald, Laramie Boomerang, Opelika-Auburn News, Wyoming Tribune Eagle

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WRITING DIVISIONS

INVESTIGATIVE

Ken Bensinger, Armand Emamdjomeh, Maloy Moore, Los Angeles Times; Steve Eder, Richard Sandomir, James Andrew Miller - The New York Times; Rand Getlin, Charles Robinson, Yahoo! Sports; Phil Hersh, Jared Hopkins, Chicago Tribune; Bob Hohler, The Boston Globe; Dan Kane, News & Observer; Scott M. Reid, The Orange County Register; Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY Sports; Teri Thompson, Nathaniel Vinton, Michael O'Keefe, Christian Red, Bill Madden, New York Daily News; Craig Wolf, The Star-Ledger.

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COLUMNS, Over 175-000

Chris Gasper, The Boston Globe; Matt Hayes, Sporting News; Tim Kawakami, The Mercury News; David Lennon, Newsday; Jill Painter, Los Angeles News Group; Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times; Steve Rosenbloom, Chicago Tribune; Dan Shaughnessy, The Boston Globe; Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports; Mike Wise, The Washington Post

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COLUMNS, 75,000-175,000

Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati Enquirer; Nathan Fenno, Washington Times; Bob Kravitz, The Indianapolis Star; Martin Fennelly, Tampa Tribune; Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune; Tom Shatel, Omaha World-Herald; Mike Imrem, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL); Luke DeCock, News & Observer (Raleigh, NC); David Climer, The Tennessean.

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COLUMNS, 30,000-75,000

John Blanchette, The Spokesman-Review; Kevin Duffy, Connecticut Post; Dan Hinxman, Reno Gazette-Journal; Paul Klee, The Gazette (Colorado Springs); John McGrath, Tacoma News Tribune; Bob Padecky, Santa Rosa Press Democrat; David Ramsey, The Gazette (Colorado Springs); Stephen Schramm, The Fayetteville Observer; Anthony Stastny, Savannah (Ga.) Morning News; Kirk Wessler, Peoria Journal Star

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COLUMNS, Under 30,000

John Bednarowski, The Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal; Jonathan Comey, The Standard-Times (Middletown, N.Y.); Rachel Crader, Southeast Missourian; Steve Heiser, The York (Pa.) Dispatch; Ryan Howe, Twins Falls (Idaho) Times-News; Cecil Hurt, The Tuscaloosa News; Chris Stevens, Midland (Mich.) Daily News; Mike Szvetitz, Opelika-Auburn News; Tim Trower, Mail Tribune (Medford, Ore.); Joe Walljasper, Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune.

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BREAKING NEWS, Over 175,000

Mike Bresnahan, David Wharton, Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times; Jeff Goodman, CBS Interactive; Bob Hohler, The Boston Globe; Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times; Mike Klis, The Denver Post; Kevin Manahan, USA TODAY Sports; Eric Prisbell, USA TODAY Sports; Adam Skolnick, The New York Times, Clark Spencer, Miami Herald; Ricky Young, Mark Zeigler, U-T San Diego.

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BREAKING NEWS, 75,000-175,000

Chip Alexander, News & Observer (Raleigh, NC); Ryan Autullo, The Blade (Toledo, Ohio); Justin Barney, Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville); Brian Davis, Austin American-Statesman; Martin Frank, The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.); Ralph Haurwitz and Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman; Ira Kaufman and Roy Cummings, Tampa Tribune; Tim May, The Columbus Dispatch; Aaron Portzline, The Columbus Dispatch; Kevin Tresolini, The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.).

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BREAKING NEWS, 30,000-75,000

Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, Ind.); Dan Deluca, The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.); Dave Eminian, Peoria Journal Star; Adam Fisher, Naples Daily News; Jeff Johnson, Jeff Linder, K.J. Pilcher, The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Glenn Jordan and David Hench, Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram; Mike Lowe and David Hench, Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram; Nancy McLaughlin and Jeff Mills, News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.); Paula Pasche, The Oakland Press; Paul Suellentrop, The Wichita Eagle

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BREAKING NEWS, Under 30,000

Tommy Deas, Andrew Carroll, The Tuscaloosa News; Ben Frederickson, Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune; Cecil Hurt, Aaron Suttles, Tommy Deas, D.C. Reeves, Andrew Bone, The Tuscaloosa News; Brad Elliott Schlossman, Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald; Jim Seimas, Santa Cruz Sentinel (Scotts Valley, Calif.); Aaron Suttles, The Tuscaloosa News; Mike Szvetitz, Opelika-Auburn News (Ala.); Rob Tate, Daily American Republic (Mo.); Tim Trower, Mail Tribune (Medford, Ore.); Mike Vorel, Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune

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BEAT WRITING, Over 175

Jeff Barker, The Sun (Baltimore); Sam Borden, The New York Times; Michael Gehlken, U-T San Diego; Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald; Benjamin Hochman, The Denver Post; Baxter Holmes, Boston Globe; Andy McCullough, The Star-Ledger; Corbett Smith, The Dallas Morning News; Jesse Temple, FoxSports.comhttp://foxsports.com/; David Waldstein, The New York Times.

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BEAT WRITING, 75,000-175,000

Andrew Carter, News & Observer (Raleigh, NC); Amanda Comak, The Washington Times; Martin Frank, The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.); Kelly Hines, Tulsa World; Zak Keefer, The Indianapolis Star; Jason Kersey, The Oklahoman; Jeff Lockridge, The Tennessean; Dave Matter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Harry Minium, The Virginian-Pilot; Brendan F. Quinn, Knoxville News Sentinel.

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BEAT WRITING, 30,000-75,000

Brent Briggeman, The Gazette (Colorado Springs); James Crepea, The Montgomery Advertiser; Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman; David Dorsey, The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.); Deirdre Fleming, Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram; Hugh Kellenberger, The Clarion-Ledger; Jim Meehan, The Spokesman-Review; John Talty, The Clarion-Ledger; Ryan Thorburn, The Register-Guard; Norm Wood, Daily Press (Hampton Roads, Va.)

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BEAT WRITING, Under 30,000

Dustin Dopirak, The Herald-Times (Bloomington, Ind.); Stephen Fastenau, The Island Packet/The Beaufort Gazette; Ben Frederickson, Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune; Tom Green, Opelika-Auburn News; Brendan Meyer, Columbia Missourian; Brad Elliott Schlossman, Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald; David Sparks, Daily News Journal (Tenn.); Aaron Suttles, The Tuscaloosa News; Mike Vorel, Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune; Christopher Walsh, BamaOnline

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FEATURES, Over 175,000

Eric Adelson, Yahoo! Sports; Kent Babb, The Washington Post; Mary Pilon, The New York Times; Paola Boivin, The Arizona Republic; Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com; Jere' Longman, Taylor Barnes, The New York Times; Jeff Passan, Yahoo! Sports; Linda Robertson, Miami Herald; Brent Schrotenboer, USA Today Sports; Matthew Stanmyre, The Star-Ledger.

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FEATURES, 75,000-175-000

Geoff Calkins, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.); Rich Campbell, The Washington Times; Jenni Carlson, The Oklahoman; Dirk Chatelain,Omaha World-Herald; Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati Enquirer; Todd Jones, The Columbus Dispatch; Perryn Keys, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.); Jeff Lockridge, The Tennessean; Kyle Veazey, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.); Evan Woodbery, Knoxville News Sentinel

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FEATURES, 30,000-75,000

David Fairbank, Daily Press (Hampton Roads, Va.); Dan DeFrancesco, The Journal News (White Plains, N.Y.); Chris Thomas, The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.); Marcus Jackson, The News-Gazette (Champaign, Ill.); Scott Dochterman, The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Kenny Ryan, Corpus Christi Caller-Times; Scott Michaux, The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle; Phil Barber, The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.); Greg Rajan, Corpus Christi Caller-Times; Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune.

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FEATURES, Under 30,000

Nathan Baird, Journal & Courier (Lafayette, Ind.); Tommy Deas, The Tuscaloosa News; Jason Galloway, Opelika-Auburn News; Tom Green, Opelika-Auburn News; David Morrison, Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune; Matthew Peaslee, Tribune Chronicle (Warren, Ohio); Whitelaw Reid, The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Va.); Jim Seimas, Santa Cruz Sentinel; Clay Whittington, Killeen Daily Herald; Ryan Wood, Opelika-Auburn News

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PROJECTS, Over 175,000

Chicago Tribune: Colleen Kane, Mike Helfgot and staff; Los Angeles Times: Bill Plaschke; Sun-Sentinel: Amy Shipley; The Boston Globe: Bob Volin, Shalise Manza Young, Chris Gasper, Sean Smith, Luke Knox; The (Philadelphia) Inquirer: Frank Fitzpatrick, Joe Juliano; The New York Times: Tim Rohan; The Star-Ledger: Matthew Stanmyre; The Washington Post: Sally Jenkins, Rick Maese, Scott Clements; USA TODAY Sports: Steve Berkowitz, Erik Brady, Rachel Axon, Jodi Upton, Christopher Schnaars, Brent Schrotenboer; U-T San Diego ???

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PROJECTS, 75,000-175,000

Henry J. Cordes, Omaha World-Herald; Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News; Todd Jones, The Columbus Dispatch; Bob Kravitz, Zak Keefer, Michael Pointer, Mike Wells and Curtis Harris of The Indianapolis Star; Kurt Kragthorpe, Salt Lake Tribune; Lori Riley, Dom Amore, Matt McDonough, Colin McDonough, Nick Greene, Matthew Conyers, Jeff Smith and Scott Powers of The Courant (Hartford, Conn.); Gary Schwab and David Scott, The Charlotte Observer; Tim Stevens, News & Observer (Raleigh, NC); Kyle Veazey, Phil Stukenborg and John Varlas of The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.); Evan Woodbery, Knoxville News Sentinel.

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PROJECTS, 30,000-75,000

Jeff Arnold and Maureen Lynch, Northwest Herald; Dan DeLuca and David Dorsey - The News-Press (Fort Meyers, Fla..); Joby Fawcett, Conor Foley and Chris Imperiale, The Times-Tribune; Adam Fisher, Tom Hanson, Dana Caldwell, Scott Butherus, Andrew Sodergren, Greg Hardwig - Naples Daily News; Mike Hutton, Post-Tribune; Brian Mull and Dan Spears, StarNews (Wilmington, N.C.); Chris Murray, Reno Gazette-Journal; Justin Rice, Amy Umble and Phil Jenkins - The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Va.); Terry Vandrovec, Argus (S.D.) LeaderJosh Weir, The Repository (Canton, Ohio).

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PROJECTS, Under 30,000

BamaOnline: Christopher Walsh; Daily Chronicle (DeKalb, Ill.): Ross Jacobson, Steve Nitz, John Sahly, Kate Schott; Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle: Ben Baby, Kitsap Sun: Jeff Graham; St. Cloud (Minn.) Times: Mick Hatten; Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine): Kalle Oakes; The Tuscaloosa News: Zackary Al-Khateeb, Andrew Carroll, Tommy Deas, Jamon Smith; Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho): Nick Ruland; Wyoming Tribune-Eagle: Jeremiah Johnke; Yakima (Wash.); Herald Republic: Scott Sandsberry, Dave Thomas, Roger Underwood.

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EXPLANATORY, Over 175,000

Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times; Ken Berger, CBSSports.com; John Branch, Adam Skolnick, William J. Broad, Mary Pilon, The New York Times; Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle; Mick McCabe, Mark Snyder, David Jesse, Detroit Free Press; Travis Sawchik, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review; Tim Tucker, Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Mike Vorkunov, The Star-Ledger; Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press; Mark Zeigler, U-T San Diego, staff.

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EXPLANATORY, 75,000-175,000

Aaron Falk, Chris Kamrani, Kurt Kragthorpe and Tony Semerad, Salt Lake Tribune; Nathan Fenno, Washington Times; Zak Keefer, The Indianapolis Star; Todd Jones, The Columbus Dispatch; Harry Minium, The Virginian-Pilot; Jill Riepenhoff and Mike Wagner, The Columbus Dispatch; Berry Tramel, The Oklahoman; Justin Varney, The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville); John Whisler, San Antonio Express-News; Jason Wolf, The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)

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EXPLANATORY, 30,000-75,000

Andy Bitter, The Roanoke Times; Taft Coghill Jr., The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Va.); Dave Fairbank, Daily Press (Hampton Roads, Va.); Isabelle Khurshudyan, The State (Columbia, S.C.); Emily LeCoz, The Clarion-Ledger; Mark Podolski, The News-Herald; Todd Porter, The Repository (Canton, Ohio); Duane Rankin, Montgomery Advertiser; Ira Schoffel and Doug Blackburn, Tallahassee Democrat; Ken Willis and Lyda Longa, The News-Journal (Daytona Beach, Fla.)

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EXPLANATORY, Under 30,000

Bob Blubaugh, Carroll County (Md.) Times; Tommy Deas, The Tuscaloosa News; Ross Dellenger, Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune; Dan Goldman, Messenger Post Media; Ross Jacobson, Daily Chronicle (DeKalb, Ill.); Alex Riley, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle; Brad Elliott Schlossman, Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald; Jim Seimas, Santa Cruz Sentinel; Andrew Wagaman, Columbia Missourian; Ryan Wood, Opelika-Auburn News.

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MULTIMEDIA, Over 2M UNIQUE USERS

The Boston Globe: Gary Dzen, Bob Ryan, Joe Sullivan, Alvin Chang; The Boston Globe: Luke Knox, Javier Zarracina, Chiqui Esteban, Dan Shaughnessy; The Dallas Morning News: Brandon George; Los Angeles Times: Armand Emmdjomeh and Mike Hiserman; Newsday: Mario Gonzalez, Mark La Monica, Arnold Miller; The New York Times: Barry Bearak, Chang W. Lee, Xaquin G.V., Jon; Huang, Graham Roberts, R. Smith, Catherine Spangler, Josh Williams and Thomas Gamble; The New York Times: Amanda Cox, Catrin Einhorn, Becky Hanger, Jon Huang, Sheelagh McNeil, Ashwin Seshagiri, Samantha Storey, Jack Styczynski, Daniel Victor, Joe Ward, Amy Zerba; Star Tribune (Minneapolis): Michael Rand, Shari Gross, David Braunger, Jamie Hutt, Howard Sinker; Washington Post: Adam Kilgore, Wilson Andrews, Bonnie Berkowitz, Todd Lindeman, Sohail A-Jamea; Washington Post: Staff

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MULTIMEDIA, 500,000-2M UNIQUE USERS

Christine Baker and Erick Epler, The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.); Dirk Chatelain, Graham Archer, James R. Burnett, Kyle Benecke, Omaha World-Herald; John Clanton, Tulsa World; Courtney Cronin, Chris Thomas and Nick Talbot - The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.); Courtney Cronin - The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.); Jeff Lockridge, John Partipillo, Jae S. Lee - The Tennessean; Liz Margerum, Reno Gazette-Journal; Chris Pietsch and Brian Davies, The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.); Chris Pietsch and Tommy Pitteinger, The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.); Jennie Rees, The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.); Mariano Santillan, David Ivey, Stephen Schramm - The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer; Chris White, Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald.

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MULTIMEDIA, UNDER 500,000 UNIQUE USERS

Delayna Earley - Island Packet, Hilton Head, S.C.; Robert Gagliardi, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle; Timmy Huynh and Katie Alaimo - Columbia Missourian; Andrew Matheson, Jim Seimas, Tony Solis - Santa Cruz (Calif.) Sentinel; Madison McCord - Yakima (Wash.) Herald Republic; Dan Mott, Les Johnson, Jason Pfrommer, Erick Ward - Northwest Herald (Ind.); Dan Mott, Les Johnson, Joe Stevenson, Jason Pfrommer, Erick Ward - Northwest Herald (Ind.); Roxana Pop and Meredith Turk, Columbia Missourian; Kenny Ryan - Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times; John Sahly - Daily Chronicle (DeKalb, Ill.)

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WEBSITE, OVER 2 MILLION MONTHLY UNIQUE USERS

The Boston Globe; Cincinnati Enquirer; Detroit Free Press; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; The Los Angeles Times; New York Daily News; The New York Times; The Oklahoman; USA TODAY; U-T San Diego; The Washington Post

HONORABLE MENTION

Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, Indianapolis Star, The Kansas City Star, Lincoln Journal Star, Newsday, Orlando Sentinel, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Star Tribune (Minneapolis), Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

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WEBSITE, 500,000-1.99 MILLION UNIQUE USERS

The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.); Boulder (Colo.) Daily Camera; The Buffalo (N.Y.) News; The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer; Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch; The Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.); The Oakland Press (Pontiac, Mich.); The State (Columbia, SC); The Tennessean (Nashville), Tulsa (Okla.) World

HONORABLE MENTION

The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.), The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.), The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, Calif.), Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel, Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press, Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal, The Telegraph (Macon, Ga.), The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk), The News Journal (Wilmington, Del.)

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WEBSITES, UNDER 500,000 MONTHLY UNIQUE USERS

The Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.), Opelika-Auburn News (Opelika, Ala.), The Roanoke (Va.) Times, Santa Cruz Sentinel (Scotts Valley, Calif.), The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News, Wisconsin State Journal (Madison), Wyoming Tribune Eagle (Cheyenne)

HONORABLE MENTION

The Herald-Times (Bloomington, Ind.), The News-Gazette (Champaign, Ill.), Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, Ill.), Sauk Valley Media (Sterling, Ill.), Yakima (Wash.) Herald-Republic.

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