GPB News Wins 8 Awards In Georgia APME Contest

Jun 22, 2019

Winners of the Georgia Associated Press Media Editors contest were announced Saturday in Atlanta.

GPB News won first place awards for Best Staff Coverage: "Hurricane Michael and Georgia's Path to Recovery"; Best Website and Best Newscast: Rickey Bevington and Sophia Saliby.

GPB News won second place awards in Best Staff Coverage: "Georgia Midterms 2018"; Best Use of Sound: Grant Blankenship, "Music as Medicine in the ICU"; Best Investigative Reporting: Grant Blankenship, "Can Paperwork Keep Potential Voters from Polls?"; Best Multiplatform Coverage of a Single Story: Grant Blankenship, "Long Road for Pecan Growers Hit by Hurricane Michael" and Best Reporter and/or Anchor: Rickey Bevington.

A complete list of winners can be found at

Twenty-nine daily newspapers and broadcasters submitted 654 entries in the contest.

The Associated Press is a not-for-profit news cooperative representing 1,400 newspapers and 5,000 broadcast stations in the United States.