AnnArbor.com wins 13 awards in Associated Press news-writing contest
AnnArbor.com was honored with 13 awards in the annual Michigan Associated Press Newswriting and Website Contest, more than any other media company in its circulation category.
The AP judges gave AnnArbor.com at least one award in eight of the 12 reporting categories for print newspapers, and AnnArbor.com also received three of the six awards that the AP gave for online journalism.
"We're honored to have the work of our journalists recognized by the AP judges across so many areas,'' said Tony Dearing, chief content officer for AnnArbor.com. "It's a tribute to the professionalism and hard work of our reporters and photographers, and a gratifying recognition of the quality of their efforts.''
The AP honors include:
Sustained coverage of a single sports event, “Big Ten Expansion and Realignment,” Dave Birkett, Pete Bigelow, Michael Rothstein.
Sports reporting, “Illinois at Michigan,” Pete Bigelow, Michael Rothstein, Jeff Arnold.
News columns, “A plant full of memories,” Nathan Bomey.
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Sustained coverage of a single news event, “Medical Marijuana,” Juliana Keeping, Ryan Stanton, Tina Reed, Tom Perkins.
Sports reporting, “Michigan at Notre Dame,” Pete Bigelow, Michael Rothstein.
News columns, “Saying bye to Bear,” Jen Eyer.
Sports columns, “Forcier receives his wake-up call,” Pete Bigelow.
Best online coverage of a single news story, “Big Chill at the Big House,” Jim Knight, Pete Bigelow, Rich Rezler, Jeff Arnold.
Best community engagement by a news web site, “VIDEO: Watch Ann Arbor City Council 5th ward candidates Newcombe Clark, John Floyd debate,” AnnArbor.com staff.
Editorial writing, “County needs to abolish per diems,” AnnArborcom staff.
Best online coverage of a single news story, “Presidential Visit,” AnnArbor.com staff.
AnnArbor.com competed in Division II, the category for newspapers with a circulation between 15,001 and 50,000. The awards will be presented at the annual AP banquet in Lansing on May 7.