The USA TODAY Community – Tennessee picked up six wins and The Tennessean gained a prestigious Triple Crown within the annual Related Press Sports activities Editors contest — the Tremendous Bowl of sports activities journalism awards.
The Memphis Business Attraction led the Community with three first-place wins within the writing, photograph and video competitors for work revealed in 2020. The Tennessean had two first-place finishes and the Day by day Information Journal in Murfreesboro had one.
The USA TODAY Community – Tennessee had 25 entries acknowledged total.
The Tennessean obtained top-10 or top-5 recognition — the best attainable honor — for web site, Sunday part and each day part, referred to as the Triple Crown. The Knoxville Information Sentinel additionally positioned for its particular part on the loss of life of Vols legend Johnny Majors.
The Business Attraction sports activities columnist Mark Giannotto won for his compilation of columns in Category C, the third-largest newspaper circulation division. Memphis Tigers basketball author Jason Munz gained the initiatives class for his five-part series on the 1984-85 Memphis State basketball season. Joe Rondone gained the Classes C and D video class — a mixed contest of the 2 smallest circulation divisions — for his quick video highlighting the filth observe at Riverside Worldwide Speedway.
Adam Sparks, who covers Vanderbilt athletics for The Tennessean, gained quick function writing in Class B — the second-largest class primarily based on newspaper circulation dimension. Sparks’ entry checked out why a South Carolina youth baseball staff wore Vanderbilt uniforms to remember a cancer-stricken teammate.
The Tennessean’s Shelley Mays and Michael Fant teamed as much as win in Class B for his or her video on three Upperman basketball gamers who survived a devastating twister in March 2020. The Day by day Information Journal’s Helen Comer gained for her function photograph entry in Class D.
Finalists for the writing, video and photograph awards were announced in March. Sports activities editors and journalists all through the nation voted on the awards, which have been primarily whittled down into top-10 teams after which ranked individually. Part awards weren’t ranked individually.
The complete checklist of award winners for the USA TODAY Community – Tennessee:
- Adam Friedman, The Jackson Solar, sixth place
- Adam Sparks, The Tennessean, tenth place
- Calvin Mattheis, Knoxville Information Sentinel, seventh place
- Adam Sparks, The Tennessean, fourth place
- Blake Toppmeyer, Knoxville Information Sentinel, fifth place
- Yihyun Jeon, The Tennessean, tenth place
- Blake Toppmeyer, Knoxville Information Sentinel, second place
- Adam Sparks, The Tennessean, first place
- Blake Toppmeyer, Knoxville Information Sentinel, seventh place
- Shelley Mays and Michael Fant, The Tennessean, first place
- Caitlyn Jordan, Knoxville Information Sentinel, seventh place
Day by day part
- Knoxville Information Sentinel, prime 10
- Jason Munz, The Business Attraction, tenth place
- Mark Giannotto, The Business Attraction, first place
- Ariel Cobbert, The Business Attraction, eighth place
- Jason Munz, The Business Attraction, first place
Classes C and D
- Joe Rondone, The Business Attraction, first place
- Stephanie Amador, The Jackson Solar, fifth place
- Helen Comer, The Day by day Information Journal, ninth place
- George Robinson, The Leaf Chronicle, tenth place
- Helen Comer, Day by day Information Journal, first place
- George Robinson, The Leaf Chronicle, eighth place
Chris Thomas is the South Area sports activities director of the USA Right this moment Community, primarily based at The Tennessean in Nashville, Tenn. Contact him at email@example.com follow him on Twitter @bychristhomas.