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 http://discover.ap.org/contests/georgia.
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.