The Tuscaloosa News

The Tuscaloosa News

The Tuscaloosa News began in 1818 and is looking forward to its upcoming bicentennial celebration. The publication is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a growing city that is just a short drive from Birmingham, Atlanta, New Orleans, Nashville, Memphis and the Gulf Coast. The Tuscaloosa News covers the following eleven counties: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa. Daily circulation of the paper is 28,100, peaking to over 31,600 on Sundays.

 

 

The Tuscaloosa News has won many prestigious awards for writing and multi-media coverage, including a second Pulitzer Prize. Recently, The News received an award for Social Media on Breaking News Coverage.

The Tuscaloosa News

At a Glance

  • In 2002, The News launched TideSports.com, a site dedicated to the coverage of University of Alabama athletics that receives over 6.5 million page views per month

The Tuscaloosa News

315 28th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

(205) 345-0505

http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/

Awards

  • The Tuscaloosa News won 31 awards in the contest, including eight first-place, 10 second-place and 12 third-place awards and the Photograph of the Year award.
  • In the 2014 APA Advertising Contest, The News won 16 awards, including the Sweepstakes Award for overall excellence and the Ad of the Year award.
  • The newspaper and advertising contest awards, which recognized work done in 2013, were presented Saturday night during the APA summer convention in Destin, Fla.
  • The Tuscaloosa News has been honored as one of the top sports departments in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors with Grand Slam honors at its recently-concluded contest for work published in 2013.
  • The Tuscaloosa News also tied the New York Times with eight writing awards, most of any organization, and won 12 total awards, second only to the New York Times' 13 honors.
  • Graphic artist Anthony Bratina won a top-10 award in the multimedia division for his interactive online graphic on UA head football coach Nick Saban’s coaching tree.
  • Carroll and staff writer Jason Morton garnered recognition in the breaking news division for their coverage of a fight that broke out among patrons at a basketball game between Paul W. Bryant High and Central High.
  • Goodbread was also recognized with a top-10 award in the beat writing division for his coverage of UA football.
  • Goodbread, Deas, Cecil Hurt, Aaron Suttles and Andrew Carroll were all honored for their project looking back at Alabama’s 1992 national championship football team.
  • Chase Goodbread and Tommy Deas won top-10 recognition in the feature writing division. Goodbread won for his story on University of Alabama football offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier. Deas was honored for his profile of late boxer Edgar Ross.
  • The Tuscaloosa News won top-10 writing awards for project writing, beat writing, breaking news and feature writing, and also won a top-10 award in the multimedia division.
  • The Tuscaloosa News also won the APSE Grand Slam, the organization’s highest honor, for the second time, for earning top-10 honors in judging for Sunday sections, daily sections, special sections and website. The Tuscaloosa News competed in the under-30,000 circulation category for its sections and in the under-500,000 monthly unique visitors category in the web contest.
  • The Tuscaloosa News won 10 national awards for its sports coverage in 2012 from the Associated Press Sports Editors. Only the New York Times, with 13 total awards, won more.
  • 10 ASPE Top-10 Awards
  • 2012 Pulitzer Prize, Social Media on Breaking-News Coverage
  • 2010, 2011 Associated Press Sports Editors, Tripple Crown (Daily, Sunday, Website)
  • 2014 Alabama Press Association - Newspaper Awards: 2 1st Place, 3 2nd Place, 3 3rd Place - Individual Awards: 5 1st Place, 7 2nd Place, 9 3rd Place - Advertising Contest: 6 1st Place, 5 2nd Place, 3 3rd Place awards.

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