Morning Journal a finalist in two AP categories

Finalists were announced Wednesday in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors’ 2012 newspaper competition.

The Morning Journal is a finalist in the best daily sports section category and the best special section category for “Vote 2012” our pre-election coverage supplement.

The awards in actual order of finish – first, second and third places – will be announced at the Ohio APME annual convention May 19 in Columbus. The General Excellence and First Amendment winners also will be announced at the meeting.

Sixty-seven daily newspapers submitted 2,742 entries in the contest, which featured news and sports stories, features, editorials, columns, graphics and photos from 2012.