The Richmond Times-Dispatch received four Top 10 finishes in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors awards, considered the top honors for sports journalism. The exact order of finish will be announced later in the spring.
For only the third time since 2000, the paper’s overall daily sports section was among the top 10 in its circulation group. The section award encompasses writing, editing and design.
The Times-Dispatch competes in the “B” category, the second largest of the four circulation categories.
Individual top 10 honors were won by Charlie Broaddus, Shelby Lum and Michael Phillips.
Lum won in the action photo category for her photo from a high school baseball game. This is her third APSE award, in consecutive years.
Broaddus won in feature writing for his story on the effects of CTE on a former Hermitage and Redskins player. Broaddus is a first-time APSE winner.
Phillips won in the breaking news category for his story on The Roanoke Times suing a former sports writer over access to his Twitter account. This is Phillips’ fourth APSE award.