For the 12th straight year, The Baltimore Sun was named News Organization of the Year among large newspapers, the highlight of a number of top awards the newspaper and website received in the annual Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association awards contest.
The MDDC contest, which celebrates print and online work that was completed in 2019, received nearly 1,900 entries from 52 member publications among 85 categories.
Among large dailies, The Sun claimed 92 awards, including 45 that won first place. Fourteen of the winners also were named ‘best in show,’ considered the best among all eight circulation divisions.
“Our passionate journalists tell the stories of Baltimore and the region better than anyone else. It’s a joy to watch them push themselves and each other to be the best. With their strong writing, dogged reporting, moving images and incredible reader engagement, they keep the community well informed,” said Sun publisher and editor-in-chief Trif Alatzas.
In addition to being named News Organization of the Year, which was among daily newspapers with a circulation of more than 75,000, The Sun also won the association’s annual James S. Keat Freedom of Information Award for its use of public records. It marked the sixth straight year the newspaper won the award.