The Sun named newspaper of the year by Md.-Del.-D.C. press group
By By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun
Apr 21, 2012 | 2:16 PM
The Baltimore Sun was named Newspaper of the Year — and recognized as having the best website among the competitors — Friday in the annual Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association awards contest.
The Sun has been chosen Newspaper of the Year six times in the past seven years. The Washington Post won the award in 2008.
The Sun won 51 first- or second-place awards in the editorial contest among daily papers with a circulation of 75,000 or more; The Post won 13; The News Journal, based in Wilmington, Del., won 11.
Twelve of the Sun's 27 first-place award winners were also considered Best in Show, meaning they were superior to the first-place winners from the five other circulation divisions. The Sun's coverage of the Preakness and Tropical Storm Lee both garnered Best in Show designations for sports and weather articles, respectively.
The Sun also won three second-place awards for page design and art illustration among daily newspapers.