Statesman wins 23 Texas journalism awards
Newspaper lauded for its mix of coverage, sense of community.
The American-Statesman was recognized with 23 awards over the weekend by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors for stories, photos and videos during 2017.
The Dallas Morning News was named Texas APME’s large-circulation Newspaper of the Year, and the Houston Chronicle was runner-up. The American-Statesman, which won the award three of the previous four years, took third place for 2017.
“Strong enterprise, a good mix of coverage and a really nice sense of the community are all hallmarks of the paper and shine through in these samples,” the judge wrote of the American-Statesman.
The Statesman staff placed second in Community Service for The Talk, an interactive report on race relations and Austin police.
The awards were presented during a weekend conference of Texas newspaper editors in Corpus Christi led by American-Statesman Managing Editor John Bridges, who served as Texas APME’s president the past year.
Statesman photographers claimed first place in both news and sports photography, with Nick Wagner winning the news category for coverage from the Sutherland Springs church shooting and Jay Janner winning the sports category for a photograph from University of Texas women’s basketball.
A portfolio of Janner’s and Wagner’s photography from Suther-