The Yahoo! Sports video team of Ryan Dornbusch, Keri Barron, Jason Klabacha, Brad Williams, Victor Velazquez, April Tucker and Andy Behrens won first place in the Long Video category in the 2015 Associated Press Sports Editors contest in the under 175,000 circulation category.
This group produced a video about Justin Cliburn, an Iraq war veteran and fantasy football commissioner, and how his fantasy football league has impacted three dozen veterans.
The team will be presented a first-place plaque at the 2016 APSE banquet. The banquet and awards dinner concludes the APSE Conference June 22-25 at the Omni-Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C.
Second place went to the Bleacher Report team of Kevin Losani, Dave Benson, Andrew Thiel, Kevin Sprague and Marc Bergeron for their work on the comeback of football player Delvin Breaux as he comes back from broken neck to fulfill NFL dream.
Third place went to Alan Miller of the The Boston Globe.
Off-site judging was done, and the top five entries were selected in late February-early March at Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla.
This was the first time long video (over two minutes) was judged as a category in the APSE contest.
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The top five is listed below with links to their work and websites.
- Ryan Dornbusch, Keri Barron, Jason Klabacha, Brad Williams, Victor Velazquez, April Tucker and Andy Behrens, Yahoo! Sports, 30 points, 6 first-place votes
- Kevin Losani, Dave Benson, Andrew Thiel, Kevin Sprague and Marc Bergeron, Bleacher Report, 21 points
- Alan Miller, The Boston Globe, 17 points
- Jeffrey Basinger, Raychel Brightman, Robert Cassidy, Chuck Fadely, Greg Inserillo, Jessica Kelley, Arnold Miller, Ed McNamara, Chris Ware and Alejandra Villa, Newsday, 13 points