The Seattle Times wins another “triple crown” at the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) contest
For Immediate Release — Feb. 28, 2017
Lindsay Taylor, Consumer Marketing Manager
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Seattle Times won 11 “top 10” awards and earned another “triple crown” from the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) contest at the 2016 Winter Conference. A “triple crown” signifies “top 10” honors in three of four print section/website categories.
Eleven newspapers won “triple crowns.” The Washington Post led all news organizations with 16 total awards. The New York Times won 15, and the Seattle Times earned 11. The Seattle Times also won honorable mention for its Sunday print edition.
“We greatly appreciate the recognition of the incredible work done by our staff, both in and out of Sports, over the past year,” Sports Editor Paul Barrett said. “We are especially pleased to win in the digital category for the second year in a row.
“Everyone on our team – writers, editors, producers and page designers – deserves credit for these honors.”
The Seattle Times, which also earned 11 APSE awards last year, competed in the 75,000 to 175,000 circulation category. The awards for the Washington Post and New York Times were for newspapers over-175,000.
“When is third place good enough? When you trail only the New York Times and Washington Post,” Publisher Frank Blethen said. “The Seattle Times has consistently finished as one of the very best sports sections in America in recent years. Our commitment to quality and relevance permeates our company, our journalism and our community service.”
- Top 10 Digital
- Top 10 Daily Sections
- Top 3 Multimedia for a project on Felix Hernandez by Thomas Wilburn, Sean Quinton, Katie Cotterill, Bettina Hansen and Ryan Divish
- Top 3 Short Video for Bettina Hansen and Corinne Chin’s video on Reign rookie Carson Pickett
- Top 5 Long Video for Bettina Hansen and Corinne Chin’s video on Thomas Rawls and Flint, Mich.
- Top 10 Special Section for the Ken Griffey Jr. section, which published the weekend of his induction into the Hall of Fame
- Top 10 Project for a piece on the Seahawks player designing columnist Matt Calkins’ apartment by Matt Calkins, Katie Cotterill and Greg Gilbert
- Top 10 Column Writing for Matt Calkins
- Top 10 Feature Writing for Adam Jude’s feature on UW offensive lineman Kaleb McGary
- Top 10 Investigative Reporting for Geoff Baker’s work on the arena story
- Top 10 Beat Writing for Matt Pentz’s Sounders coverage
- Honorable Mention for Sunday
The APSE awards, voted on by sports editors and journalists from across the nation during four days of judging in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., honor work published in 2016. The Times will be honored at the APSE Summer Conference Awards Banquet in New Orleans this June.
Results were announced this week and can be found on the APSE contest website. Individual rankings and winners for the writing, multimedia and video categories will be released in March.