Detroit News wins 11 AP editors awards
The Detroit News won 14 awards from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors 2014 newspaper competition, including four top honors.
Photographer Elizabeth Conley was named Best Multimedia Journalist during the competition Sunday in Lansing.
Conley and reporter Jim Lynch won Best Multimedia Storytelling for the package "White Lake Moves Beyond its Toxic Past."
In the sports photo category, photographer Robin Buckson won Best Sports Photo for "Class D Champions" and sports writer Tom Gage won Best Sports Column for his piece, "New York Sorrow."
The News staff won second place in sustained coverage in news for "GM Auto Switch Cutoff."
Staff members who received second place awards were Karen Bouffard in enterprise reporting for "Surviving Through Age 18," Christine MacDonald in investigative reporting for "Delinquent Landlords Taking Section 8 Funds," Conley in a sports photo for "The Crack of the Bat" and photographer David Guralnick in a feature photo for "I Can't Look!"
Third place winners were Frank Donnelly in the category best writer, columnist Bob Wojnowski in best sports column for "Michigan Concussion" and photographer Donna Terek for best video for "Harmonica Evangelist."
The Detroit News won third place in general excellence, and DetroitNews.com won third place among websites.
The News competed with newspapers with a daily circulation of more than 40,000.
This year, the annual competition received 1,250 entries from 33 daily newspapers and 212 entries from 17 broadcasters.