States­man wins 23 Texas jour­nal­ism awards

News­pa­per lauded for its mix of cov­er­age, sense of community.

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO & STATE - Amer­i­can-States­man staff Awards

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-

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