The Southern California News Group’s sports section was recognized Wednesday as one of the nation’s top 10 in the highest broadcast category by the Associated Press Sports Editors. SCNG, which produces sports columns for 11 newspapers in a coverage area that includes 600 high schools, was recognized in the Best Daily Column category, one of the industry’s highest honors.
The cover entered in the contest included the Olympic Games in Tokyothe lakers trade for Russell Westbrookthe Dodgers’ acquisition of Trea Turner and Max Scherzerproblems of violence in Mater Dei High Schoolannouncement of the retirement of Dodgers broadcaster Jaime Jarrinhigh school sports championships, chronicles of Mark Whicker and Jim Alexander, UCLA basketball vs. Gonzaga and daily coverage of the Angels, Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers, Rams, Chargers, Ducks, Kings and USC .
Olympics and investigative reporter Scott Reid was also recognized in the top 10 for his reporting on violence in a Mater Dei locker room which left a football player with a traumatic brain injury.
“We have an incredibly talented team of journalists, editors, designers and photographers covering the sport in such a diverse and fascinating place. It’s a great feeling to see this consistent hard work, especially in a difficult year, recognized by our peers. We look forward to providing this type of quality sports coverage to our readers in the coming year. We appreciate every subscriber who helps make this possible. SCNG Sports editor Tom Moore said.