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The Las Vegas Sun has received numerous accolades from a variety of media organizations in the paper's 58 year history.
In Business wins six first-place awards
Friday, September 24, 2010
In Business Las Vegas won six first-place awards and veteran In Business and Las Vegas Sun business reporter Richard N. Velotta was named outstanding journalist among community newspapers in the Nevada Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest.
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Sun wins 22 first-place awards in state contest
Sunday, September 19, 2010
JOURNALISM:
The Las Vegas Sun has won 22 first-place awards for writing, editing, art, design and photography in the Nevada Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. The Sun did better than any other daily newspaper in the contest’s 42 categories.
Series on gambling addiction recognized nationally
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
SUN AWARDS: Sun project wins first-place honor in multimedia storytelling
A three-part series that examines gambling addictions — through stories, videos and interactive graphics and a live, online chat — has won a first-place award in the Excellence in Feature Writing competition sponsored by the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors.
Websites of the Sun, Las Vegas Weekly win top honors
Thursday, June 17, 2010
The Las Vegas Sun’s website was honored Thursday as the best news website in its size class by Editor & Publisher magazine. LasVegasSun.com won three top prizes and was a finalist in four other categories for the 2010 EPpy Awards, the premier international awards for media-affiliated websites and blogs.
Sun journalists honored in regional competition
Thursday, May 6, 2010
SUN AWARDS:
A profile of boxer Willie Chapman, an aging sparring partner clinging to hope of a title fight despite years of punishment to his body, has brought Sun reporter J. Patrick Coolican the first-place award for sports writing in “Best of the West,” a prestigious journalism contest.
Sun reporters, Web staff win national honors
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sun Awards:
Las Vegas Sun staff have won two national journalism awards — one acknowledging expertise in covering health care and the other recognizing collaboration of the print newspaper and its Web site leading to innovative results.
Las Vegas Sun captures business writing awards
Thursday, March 4, 2010
THE MEDIA:
Stories about troubled CityCenter and about what lessons recession-slammed Las Vegas can learn from the Rust Belt have been named as among the best examples of business writing in the nation in 2009 by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
Sun photographer recognized for photo essay on F Street
Monday, October 26, 2009
A photo essay by Sun photojournalist Leila Navidi has placed first in the Sun’s circulation category in Editor & Publisher Magazine’s 10th Annual News Photos of the Year Contest.
LasVegasSun.com wins award for general excellence
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Web site also honored for coverage of Las Vegas’ water shortage
Two of the online news industry's largest international organizations have come to the same conclusion: the Web site of the Las Vegas Sun is the best in its class.
Sun piles up awards in state newspaper contest
Sunday, September 20, 2009
The Las Vegas Sun has won 17 first-place awards in the Nevada Press Association’s 2008 Better Newspaper Contest, including for community service and freedom of the press. The results were announced Saturday night at an awards banquet at the Winnemucca Convention Center. The contest was judged by members of the Wyoming Press Association.
LasVegasSun.com a finalist for breaking news, general excellence awards
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The Las Vegas Sun's Web site was named a finalist this week in three categories for international annual awards that honor online journalism and multimedia storytelling.
Sun named one of 10 U.S. papers ‘that do it right’
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
MEDIA:
The Las Vegas Sun has been named one of 10 U.S. newspapers “that do it right” by the media trade journal Editor & Publisher.
Water project earns Sun a national award
Saturday, August 8, 2009
MEDIA:
The Las Vegas Sun has won a national journalism award for its in-depth, multimedia study of the water crisis facing the Las Vegas Valley. The project, “Quenching Las Vegas’ Thirst,” won the Associated Press Managing Editors Association outstanding journalism award for online convergence. The competition was among the nation’s largest circulation newspapers.
Reporter, copy editor receive honors in national contest
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Sun Awards:
Two Las Vegas Sun journalists won awards this week from a newspaper industry association dedicated to excellence in feature writing. Reporter Abigail Goldman won first place for feature specialty reporting for her coverage of law enforcement, and copy editor John Paul McDonnall won first place in headline writing.
Sun earns 6 awards in Best of the West contest
Thursday, May 14, 2009
JOURNALISM AWARDS: Water series, graphics on worker deaths take first-place honors
The Las Vegas Sun has won six awards in the 2009 Best of the West competition, which honors the best journalism among newspapers in the 13 Western states.

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