Star Tribune Wins Five Top Sportswriters Group Honors
Star Tribune’s sports staff won five top 10 honors from America’s leading sportswriters organization for its work in 2021. Associated Press Sports Editors judges awarded Star Tribune’s top 10 honors for its sports sections of the Sunday and its weekday sports sections in Division A, which included the nation’s biggest publications.
The Star Tribune was also honored in a new category, event coverage, for its articles by Rachel Blount, Jim Souhan, Zoë Jackson and James Walsh and its podcast by Michael Rand on Suni Lee winning Olympic gold at the women’s all-around. competetion.
Star Tribune reporter Chip Scoggins was recognized in the top 10 explainer writing for his August article on the relationship between gambling and youth sports in Minnesota.
Star Tribune photographer Carlos Gonzalez won the top 10 in the action photo category for his December shot of Gophers men’s basketball player Luke Loewe going down after being blocked against Michigan State.
Winners in the writing and photography categories will be announced in the coming weeks, and winners will receive their awards at the APSE Summer Conference in Indianapolis in June.