By Robert Gagliardi

APSE Third Vice President

The staff of the Daily Press in Newport News, Va., won first place in the Associated Press Sports Editors 2016 contest in the Multimedia category for the 30,000-75,000 circulation category.

The staff won for their coverage of the LPGA Kingsmill Championship.The group will be presented a first-place plaque at the 2017 APSE banquet. The banquet and awards dinner will conclude the APSE Summer Conference, which takes place June 26-29 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. (Click here to register for the conference.)

The Daily Press won over the second-place entry by the staff of the York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News. Third place went to Angela Gosnell of the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Sports editors in the 30,000-75,000 category submitted 14 entries in the Multimedia category. The contest is open to APSE members. Click here to join.

In February, preliminary judges at the APSE Winter Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and off-site around the country, selected a top five, with each judge ranking the entries in order from 1 to 5 separately on a secret ballot. Entries were given five points for a first-­place vote down to one point for a fifth-place vote. The final five were given to a second judging group, which ranked the entries 1-­5 in the same fashion. The winner and final rankings are determined by tallying the ballots.

The multimedia category includes interactive graphics, audio, slideshows or combinations thereof, or anything else that falls under the broad description of multimedia other than simple videos. Entries will be judged, foremost, on the strength of storytelling. Visual and auditory quality were also considered.

The top 10 is listed below, with links to writers’ Twitter pages, APSE member websites and winning entries.

  1. Staff, Daily Press in Newport News, Va., 24 points

           Kingsmill Championship coverage

           Interactive map

           Interactive timeline

           Interactive data base

           Players to watch


  1. Staff, York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News, 23 points (2 first-place votes)

         YAIAA Football All-Stars

  1. Angela Gosnel, Knoxville News Sentinel, 21 points (2 first-place votes)

         Manning-Naughtright timeline

      4t. Staff, Daily Press in Newport News, Va., 11 points

           Virginia road to signing day

           Part 2

           Part 3

           Part 4

           Part 5

      4t. Staff, The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.), 11 points

           Get to know the 2016 Dandy Dozen      

        Dandy Dozen photo shoot 2016

        Deuce McAllister speaks to 2016 Dandy Dozen

        Announcing the first member of the 2016 Dandy Dozen


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