Newsday earned the coveted “Triple Crown” in The Associated Press Sports Editors annual contest, placing in the top 10 nationally for its daily, Sunday and special sections.
Newsday also had top-10 finishes in the beat writing, video and feature photo categories in the contest held this week in St. Petersburg, Florida.
“The Triple Crown is an amazing accomplishment and speaks to the hard work and dedication of the entire sports staff,” Newsday sports editor Hank Winnicki said. “This is a prestigious honor, and I couldn’t be more proud of the work we’re doing.”
Newsday’s daily section entry included coverage of the Subway Series between the Mets and Yankees, the NBA Finals and the U.S. women’s soccer team in the World Cup, while the Sunday section entry included coverage of the Mets’ Pete Alonso setting a rookie record by hitting his 53rd home run and the Yankees in the American League Championship Series, and a 16-page high school pullout section.