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Baltimore Sun's award-winning journalism


The Baltimore Sun is honored to be recognized with the following national and regional journalism awards:


The Capital Gazette and The Baltimore Sun, finalist for Medium Newsroom Breaking News award from ONA.

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Jonathan M. Pitts, STE Large Market Radio, TV, Newspaper Winners, NABJ, Single story feature in a regional outlet

Bringing a Dark Chapter to Light: Maryland Confronts its Lynching Legacy

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The Capital Gazette and The Baltimore Sun won the breaking news award from The National Press Club for their “courageous coverage” of the shooting at the Annapolis paper in June 2018 that killed Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters.

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Five Excellence-in-Features awards, including second place titles in the Integrated Storytelling and A&E Commentary Portfolio categories, from the Society of Features Journalism

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Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, News Organization of the Year, James S. Keat Freedom of Information Award, and others

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The Capital Gazette and Baltimore Sun jointly won the Society of Professional Journalists' 2018 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Deadline Reporting among publications with a daily circulation of more than 100,000 for their staffs’ coverage of the June 2018 shooting that killed five Capital Gazette employees. The Capital Gazette also won for Editorial Writing for editorials documenting the psyche of the newsroom after the attack.

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In the inaugural News Leaders Association Awards, the staff of the Capital Gazette and The Baltimore Sun jointly won the Al Neuharth Breaking News Reporting Award for their coverage of the attack on the Capital Gazette newsroom that killed Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters.

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First place in Best Special Section, first place in integrated storytelling, first place in Food Feature, and others

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Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, News Organization of the Year, James S. Keat Freedom of Information Award and others; National Headliner Awards, education writing, first place; National Association of Black Journalists, Salute to Excellence Award, news series

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The Baltimore Sun has been recognized in the 2017 Associated Press Sports Editors national contest for having a Top 10 website and a Top 10 special section ( Orioles season preview).

2017 Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism, National Press Club

Eight Excellence-in-Features awards, including first place titles in website and integrated storytelling categories, from the Society of Features Journalism

Al Neuharth Award for Investigative Reporting, Associated Press Media Editors

Honorable Mention, Community Engagement, Associated Press Media Editors

Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, Newspaper of the Year, James S. Keat Freedom of Information Award and others

2016 Award of Excellence, Graphics: Features and planned coverage, Society of News Design

2016 Award of Excellence, Features: Single-subject project (2), Society of News Design

Top 10, special sections, Associated Press Sports Editors

Top 10, daily section, Associated Press Sports Editors

Honorable mention, Sunday section, Associated Press Sports Editors

Honorable mention, sports website, Associated Press Sports Editors

National Press Club Breaking News Award for coverage of Baltimore unrest after the death of Freddie Gray.

Society for Features Journalism, six Excellence-in-Features awards, including a second-place tie for the Finest in Features Sweepstakes Awards and first place in Integrated Storytelling for interactive project "Fitness Heroes"

Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, Newspaper of the Year, James S. Keat Freedom of Information Award and others

National Awards for Education Reporting, Liz Bowie and Amy Davis for single-topic news or feature category among newsrooms with large staffs for the series "Unsettled Journeys"

Finalist, Breaking news, for coverage following the death of Freddie Gray, Pulitzer Prize

Finalist, Editorial writing, for "editorials that demanded accountability in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray," Pulitzer Prize

First place, Spot news, Daily newspaper, "Baltimore Riots and the Freddie Gray case," National Headliner Awards

Second place, News series, Daily newspaper, "Unsettled Journeys," National Headliner Awards

Best investigation triggered by breaking news, Investigative Reporters & Editors

Breaking News Writing Award, American Society of News Editors

Community Service Photojournalism Award, American Society of News Editors

Mark Puente, finalist for the Batten Medal for public-service journalism, American Society of News Editors

Co-winner, Maryland Sportswriter of the Year, National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association

Award of Excellences: News Design: Pages, Special News Topics, Photography: singles photos, and Breaking News Topics, Society of News Design

Award of Excellences: Features: Single-subject project, Use of multimedia (2), Breaking/Daily news: Non-planned coverage, Society of News Design

Top 10, special section, Associated Press Sports Editors, 2015

Top 10, daily section, Associated Press Sports Editors, 2015

The White House News Photographers Association's 2016 Eyes of History: Still Contest, first place and award of excellence

2015 Online Journalism Award, breaking news - Baltimore Riots and the Freddie Gray case

2015 Online Journalism Award, explanatory reporting - The 45-minute mystery of Freddie Gray's death

Clark Mollenhoff Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting

Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award, Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism

James Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism, Hunter College of the City University of New York

First place, investigative reporting, Education Writers Association

First place, public health, Association of Health Care Journalists

First place, breaking news, National Headliner Awards

Second place, Undue Force by Mark Puente, National Headliner Awards

Second place, Beat Reporting, Society of Environmental Journalists

Honorable mention, Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma

Top 10, special sections, Associated Press Sports Editors

Top 10, breaking news, Associated Press Sports Editors

Top 10, beat writing, horse racing, Associated Press Sports Editors

Honorable mention, sports website, Associated Press Sports Editors

Jeff Zrebiec, 2014 Maryland Sportswriter of the Year, National Sportscasters and Sportswriters

Kevin "KAL" Kallaugher

Herblock Prize, editorial cartooning

Finalist, Pulitzer Prize

Award of excellence, Society of News Design

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2014 Online Journalism Award, explanatory reporting

Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, Newspaper of the Year, James S. Keat Freedom of Information Award and others

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