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November 28, 2015

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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.
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. wins second straight EPpy Award for best news site in its class
Friday, May 8, 2009
For the second consecutive year, the Las Vegas Sun has won an EPpy Award as the best overall newspaper-affiliated Web site in its class nationally.
Sun named best newspaper Web site
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Sun's history project also takes top honors in major awards ceremony
NEW ORLEANS -- Awards given to the best media-affiliated Web sites in the country are making a one-way trip to the desert.
Sun sweeps California/Nevada news contest
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
JOURNALISM AWARDS: Pulitzer-winning series leads pack of honorees
Stories on construction deaths on the Strip led the Las Vegas Sun’s sweep Tuesday of the top newswriting prizes in the Associated Press California/Nevada Newswriting and Photo Contest.
Sun sweeps newswriting prizes in Calif./Nevada contest
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Alexandra Berzon and the staff of the Las Vegas Sun swept the top newswriting prizes in the Associated Press California/Nevada Newswriting and Photo Contest, celebrating the best print journalism of 2008 by AP member newspapers in the two states.
Photo: Reporter Alexandra Berzon, from left, Deputy Manag
Sun wins the Pulitzer Prize
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
JOURNALISM’S HIGHEST AWARD: Worker safety coverage honored for public service
The Las Vegas Sun on Monday won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service — journalism’s most prestigious award — for its investigation of construction deaths on the Las Vegas Strip and the failures of government, management and labor unions to protect workers. Judges singled out Sun staff writer Alexandra Berzon for “courageous reporting” in persevering against closed doors and intimidation. Berzon, 29, may have been the last Sun employee to learn of the award. When the prize was announced, Berzon was at a court hearing for a lawsuit about worker safety.
Sun’s Ron Kantowski honored for feature
Friday, April 3, 2009
Sun Award:
Las Vegas Sun sports writer Ron Kantowski has won an honorable mention for feature writing in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors contest.
Two reporters honored for coverage of health care
Friday, March 27, 2009
Sun reporters Marshall Allen and Alex Richards have won a national journalism award in a competition that recognizes excellence in the media’s coverage of health care issues.
Sun wins national award for construction deaths reporting
Friday, March 13, 2009
The Las Vegas Sun has won the Roy W. Howard public service award for stories and editorials revealing that poor safety practices and lax government oversight were significant factors in a string of construction deaths on the Las Vegas Strip.
Sun’s worker death stories among national standouts
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Sun reporter's body of work on construction deaths in Las Vegas was one of the finest examples of “local accountability reporting” last year, according to the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
Stimulus money issues more than just: How much?
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The biggest job in Carson City this week is decoding the federal economic stimulus bill passed by Congress and figuring out how much money Nevada will get — and what strings are attached.
2008 Nevada Press Association Better Newspaper Contest winners
Monday, September 29, 2008
The following are the results of the Nevada Press Association 2008 "Better Newspaper Contest" announced Saturday night in Mesquite at the newspaper organization's annual convention.
Photo: This photo of Zyber Selimaj at the funeral of his
The Sun wins 14 first-place press association awards
Sunday, September 28, 2008
JOURNALISM: Reporters Marshall Allen, Michael Mishak recognized as outstanding journalist, best young journalist
The Las Vegas Sun has won 14 first-place journalism awards in the Nevada Press Association’s 2007 Better Newspaper Contest, including freedom of the press and outstanding journalist, which was earned by reporter Marshall Allen.
Las Vegas Sun Web site wins award for General Excellence
Monday, September 15, 2008
The Las Vegas Sun brought an award from the nation's capital to the desert this past weekend.

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