The Seattle Times: An Award-Winning Newspaper
Each year, The Seattle Times captures top honors from prestigious professional organizations for outstanding news, sports, features, photography and design. The Seattle Times has earned seven Pulitzer Prizes, journalism's top honor. In 1997, The Seattle Times won two Pulitzer Prizes in one year, unprecedented for a newspaper our size.
Here is a partial listing of awards from recent years.
APME Public Service Award
The Seattle Times won this national journalism award in 2001 for "Uninformed Consent: What patients at "The Hutch" weren't told about the experiments in which they died," Duff Wilson and David Heath's coverage of problems with two clinical trials at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The Associated Press Managing Editors, an organization of editors from daily newspapers nationwide.
2001 Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards
Continuing an unprecedented seven-year run of first- or second- place awards, The Seattle Times features sections received first place for "General Excellence" in the prestigious 2001 Missouri Lifestyle Journalism contest. From more than 1,500 entries, The Seattle Times was selected for the top honor in its division (circulation of 100,001- 300,000). The Seattle Times' record of earning top honors extends through the past 14 years of contest eligibility. During that period, The Seattle Times won top awards 10 times, including six first-place prizes, two seconds and one third.
Associated Press Top Ten Sports Sections
For the second year in a row, The Seattle Times daily Sports section was selected as one of the top 10 in the nation in its circulation class by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Additionally, Seattle Times sports writer Les Carpenter was recognized as one of the nation's top 10 in column writing and for his feature story writing.
Best Use of Pictures
In 2001, the University of Missouri awarded The Seattle Times its top recognition, "Best Use of Pictures," in the country's most prestigious photography competition: Pictures of the Year.
Society of American Travel Writers
For the eighth time in 12 years, The Seattle Times Travel section was named among the top three travel sections of major newspapers (over 500,000 circulation) in North America. In the competition, The Seattle Times won second place, behind The New York Times.
2001 Clarion Award
Kim Barker, Anne Koch and Eric Nalder won first place in investigative reporting in the Clarion Awards, sponsored by the Association of Women in Communications. The team won for their series "Throwaway People" and their coverage of the Linda David case. Given the number and strength of stories around the country in the past year, this national award is a particularly notable achievement.
2000 C.B. Blethen Memorial Awards
The Seattle Times won first place for its circulation group for coverage of diversity in the 2000 C.B. Blethen Memorial Awards, which are administered by the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association.
Other Seattle Times winners included reporter Alex Tizon, who was awarded second place in feature writing and Eric Nalder, Anne Koch and Kim Barker, who won second place for investigative reporting.
Additionally, former Times reporter Eric Nalder won the Ted M. Natt First Amendment Award for work leading to a Seattle Times series examining the state's treatment of sick and disabled people. And photographer Thomas Hurst won the Reid Blackburn Memorial Award for feature photography. Hurst's entry was a photograph that used color to convey a mood.
Society for News Design
In the 2000 Society for News Design (SND) competition, The Seattle Times won the "Gold" award for our coverage of the trade of baseball's Ken Griffey, Jr. and "Silver" for an Opinion page illustration by Michelle Kumata. In the Awards of Excellence division, we received 17 prizes. The Society for News Design contest is an international competition, with a total of 808 awards. Newspapers in the United States won 307 of the total awards, The Seattle Times winning 19.
2000 SUNMAG Awards
In the annual national SUNMAG awards, an awards competition for Sunday news magazines, The Seattle Times' Pacific Northwest Magazine won several awards. In the 10 Best Covers design category, two Pacific Northwest covers were awarded numbers 1 and 2. Designer Paul Schmid won first place in the single spread design category for "A World of Dirt." Editor Rick Zahler won first place in headline writing for "They Looked Like the Enemy." And Paula Bock won third place in Feature writing for "Flora Can't Forget."
EPpy Award - Best Directory Application in a Newspaper Online Service
The Seattle Times Guide to Schools Web site was named "Best Directory Application" in Editor & Publisher's 2001 EPpy awards for Best Online Newspaper Services. The Guide to Schools is the most comprehensive report ever published on Seattle-area public and private elementary, middle, junior-high and high schools. The guide provides a searchable database and detailed reports on more than 600 schools, including test scores, class size, sports programs and parent and community support.
Digital Edge Awards (Edgie)
The National Newspaper Association's New Media Federation in Washington, D.C., awarded The Seattle Times three 2001 "Edgie" Awards for The Seattle Times Guide to Schools, which was named "Best Vertical Site," for newspapers with circulation of 250,000 and above.
Society of Professional Journalists
The Seattle Times has been the Pacific Northwest Sweepstakes Winner in its circulation category in the Society of Professional Journalist's Excellence in Journalism contest for the past three years. The Sweepstakes prize is awarded to the newspaper that has the top total of points awarded to its contest entries.
In the 2001 SPJ competition, The Seattle Times won a total of 34 awards, including seven first place honors. The Times took first place in comprehensive coverage, government reporting, lifestyles, short features, feature page design, feature photography and pictorial photography.
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News Awards from 1992-1999.