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The Sun wins National Press Club award for breaking news

The Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore Sun wins national award for breaking news in its Freddie Gray coverage.

The Baltimore Sun has won a national journalism award for its coverage of last year's unrest after the death of Freddie Gray.

The National Press Club, in Washington D.C., announced Friday that The Sun won the Breaking News Award.

The newspaper's reporters and photographers documented demonstrations in West Baltimore during the days that followed the death of Gray, 25, who sustained fatal injuries while in police custody in April 2015. After two weeks of tension, the city descended into looting and burning of buildings -- Baltimore's first riot in 40 years.

The Sun's coverage of the unrest earned them several other awards including the American Society of News Editors Breaking News Writing Award and Community Service Photojournalism Award in March. The newspaper was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting in April

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