The Las Vegas Review-Journal was named among the best Sports sections in the country in digital and print during the 2018 Associated Press Sports Editors contest, it was announced last week.
It marked the third year in a row that the news organization has earned multiple awards in the annual contest. It also was the first time the department competed in the large newspaper print category (86,000 daily circulation and above), which includes the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.
The R-J’s awards included:
— Top 10 project stories among large papers for Jason Bracelin’s four-part series on esports in Las Vegas.
— Honorable mention among large papers for daily sports sections. Seven other large newspapers earned honorable mention awards after the category’s Top 10.
— Top 10 digital sports websites among large-to-medium sports news organizations.
“I am absolutely proud of our sports team’s incredible efforts every day and the expertise and dedication they deliver to our readers,” said R-J Managing Editor Anastasia Hendrix. “Our readers can expect more as our talented sports writers, columnists and editors cover the arrival of the Raiders and the expanding sports landscape in this community.”
The contest recognizes the best in sports sections, sports writing and sports reporting each year. The organization includes representatives from most daily newspapers and major sports websites in North America.
2018 APSE awards
IndyStar (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Knoxville News Sentinel
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Lincoln Journal Star
PennLive/Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.)
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
The Salt Lake Tribune
Daily sports sections
Large circulation papers
Los Angeles Times
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn.)
The Buffalo News
The New York Times
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Seattle Times
The Washington Post
USA Today Sports
Detroit Free Press
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Tampa Bay Times
The Boston Globe
The Dallas Morning News
The Denver Post
Large circulation category
Jason Bracelin, Las Vegas-Review-Journal
Dirk Chatelain, Omaha World-Herald
KC Johnson, David Haugh, Steve Rosenbloom and Phil Rosenthal, Chicago Tribune
Jackie MacMullan, ESPN.com
Lonnae O’Neal, Maya A. Jones and The Undefeated Staff, ESPN’s The Undefeated
Corbett Smith, Greg Riddle, Michael Florek, Eva-Marie Ayala and Stephanie Lamm, The Dallas Morning News
Dan Steinberg, Rick Maese, Liz Clarke, Jesse Dougherty and John Clayton, The Washington Post
Pete Thamel, Yahoo Sports
Staff, Bleacher Report
Staff, Los Angeles Times