The Washington Post received honors at the annual Associated Press Sports Editors contest, with finalists in seven out of 11 writing, multimedia, video and photography categories. In all, APSE judges recognized 16 members of The Post staff for their work in 2018.
Isabelle Khurshudyan is a finalist in the beat writing category for her coverage of the Washington Capitals’ Stanley Cup championship season.
Sally Jenkins is a finalist in column writing for columns on a number of topics, including the controversial U.S. women’s Open final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka and the “just dribble” debate between LeBron James and Laura Ingraham.
Will Hobson was named a finalist for explanatory writing for his look inside the college basketball player black market that put shoemaker Adidas in the FBI’s crosshairs.
Kent Babb is a finalist in feature writing for his profile of Kobe Bryant and his complex effort to build a new career as a narrative filmmaker and creative.
In projects, Dan Steinberg, Rick Maese, Liz Clarke, Jesse Dougherty and John Clayton were named finalists for their series, “The road to the NFL draft.”
The Post has two finalists in feature photography: Katherine Frey for her photo of Bryce Harper after winning the home run derby at last summer’s all-star game; and Jonathan Newton for his picture of Redskins quarterback Alex Smith being wheeled out of FedEx Field on a stretcher after breaking his leg.
The Post also has two finalists in multimedia journalism: Sarah Larimer and Jorge Ribas for Sarah’s first-person ride down the luge track at Lake Placid in advance of the PyeongChang Olympics; and Dave Sheinin, Aaron Dana and Kagan McLeod for their interactive baseball cards presentation of the 2018 MLB all-star teams.
The individual category winners will be announced next month.
In group judging, The Post was named a top-10 winner for sports website, daily sports section and sports special section, and received an honorable mention for Sunday sports section.