A community's child: The story of Phillip 'Tookie' Stanford
The story of Phillip 'Tookie' Stanford
The News Sentinel’s documentary on Tookie Stanford was selected as the best multimedia entry in the Associated Press Sports Editors contest.
The News Sentinel’s entry was judged along with others from websites with 500,000 to 2 million unique visitors.
Erin Chapin, Rachel Wise and Lauren Spuhler, now with the Orlando Sentinel, produced the 21-minute documentary that chronicled the life of Stanford, the former West High School basketball star and his tragic family history that led to his suicide in 2012.
Chapin also received a third place in the same category for a video tribute to former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt.
The News Sentinel was honored nine times in the APSE contest, the most by any newspaper in the 75,001-175,000 circulation division.
The News Sentinel also received five honorable mentions for finishing sixth through 10th in the writing division:
UT men’s basketball beat writer Brendan F. Quinn for his portfolio in the beat writing category.
Quinn in explanatory writing for his comprehensive look at salaries in the UT athletic department and subsequent layoffs.
Senior columnist John Adams for his body of work in column writing.
UT football writer Evan Woodbery in breaking news for coverage for the firing of coach Derek Dooley.
News side reporters Matt Lakin and Megan Boehnke in breaking news for coverage of the investigation into former UT men’s swimming coach John Trembley.
Previously, the News Sentinel received a top 10 for special section on the career of Summitt and honorable mention distinction for daily newspapers, placing it among the top 20 sports sections.