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.”

Awards won:

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.