Staff of The New York Times won first place in the 2022 Associated Press Sports Editors contest in the Division A Event Coverage category for their stories on the women’s figure skating competition at the Beijing Olympics. 

APSE contest winners and top-10 finishers will be honored at the 2023 APSE Summer Conference banquet at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas on July 12. Click here to register for the conference, which begins on July 9 and will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of APSE.      

Daniel Oyefusi, David Wilson, Greg Cote, Jordan McPherson, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald were second for their coverage of Brian Flores’ lawsuit against the Dolphins and the NFL, and Gerry Dulac, Ray Fittipaldo, Brian Batko, Adam Bittner and Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette took third for their coverage of the death of Steelers great Franco Harris. 

The New York Times will receive a plaque. The second- through 10th-place finishers will receive frameable certificates.                                                                                                         

Sports editors in Division A submitted 29 entries in Event Coverage. Each entry could include up to five articles about an event from a 24-hour period. 

Contest chair Naila-Jean Meyers and fellow APSE officers Jorge Rojas, Dan Spears and Ed Reed prepared the entries. The contest is open to APSE members. Click here to join.

Contest results: Sections, digital, video | Writing and photography

In February, judges at the APSE Winter Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and remote judges around the country selected a top 10, with each judge ranking the entries in order from 1 to 10. Entries were given 10 points for a first-place vote, nine points for second and so on down to one point for a 10th-place vote. The final 10 were given to a second judging group, which ranked the entries 1-10 in the same fashion. 

The top 10 is listed below with voting results and links to the winning entries.

  1. The New York Times, Staff: Beijing Olympics women’s figure skating, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 52 points (1 first-place vote)
  2. Miami Herald, Daniel Oyefusi, David Wilson, Greg Cote, Jordan McPherson, Barry Jackson: Brian Flores sues Dolphins, NFL, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 44 points (2 first-place votes)
  3. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Gerry Dulac, Ray Fittipaldo, Brian Batko, Adam Bittner, Ron Cook: Death of Franco Harris, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 39 points (1 first-place vote)
  4. The Washington Post, Steven Goff, Chuck Culpepper, Teo Armus, Sammy Westfall, Staff: Argentina defeats France in World Cup final, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 36 points (2 first-place votes)
  5. The Boston Globe, Peter Abraham, Alex Speier, Dan Shaughnessy, Chad Finn, John Hancock: David Ortiz elected to Hall of Fame, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 35 points
  6. The Athletic, David Aldridge, Sam Amick, Tim Kawakami, Anthony Slater, Marcus Thompson II: Warriors win NBA title, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 33 points
  7. The Dallas Morning News, Staff: Texas high schools realignment, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 27 points
  8. The Denver Post, Ryan O’Halloran, Mark Kiszla, Mike Chambers, Kyle Fredrickson, Sean Keeler: Avalanche win Stanley Cup, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 25 points
  9. Los Angeles Times, Jack Harris, Jorge Castillo, Dylan Hernández, Bill Shaikin, Houston Mitchell: Dodgers lose in NLDS, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 24 points
  10. Star Tribune (Minneapolis), Staff: Vikings’ comeback win vs. Colts, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 15 points

Other Event Coverage winners: B | C | D