Athens Banner-Herald sports section, Gameday app win national honors

The Athens Banner-Herald sports section has been recognized as one of the nation’s best in its class once again.

The Banner-Herald was selected as a top-10 selection among papers with less than 30,000 daily circulation for its work in 2013, and the Gameday app for iPad available during the 2013 football season was selected as a top-10 multimedia project in its class at the Associated Press Sports Editors’ annual contest judging convention in Indianapolis.

A year ago, the Banner-Herald’s sports section was named an honorable mention selection and was a top-10 selection in 2011. It also marks the second consecutive year the Gameday app received such an honor.

Other top-10 finalists for 2013 in the daily section category include The Altoona (Pa.) Mirror; The Beaver County Times of Beaver, Pa.; the Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World; The Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal; The Post-Star of Glen Falls, N.Y.; the Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune; the Sun-Gazette of Williamsport, Pa.; The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News; and the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle of Cheyenne, Wyo.

The Banner-Herald’s Gameday app ranked among the top 10 multimedia projects from outlets with fewer than two million unique website visitors each month along with work from The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pa.; the Omaha World-Herald; the Tulsa (Okla.) World; The Tennessean of Nashville, Tenn.; the Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal; The Register-Guard of Eugene, Ore.; The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky.; and The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer.

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