PackersNews.com reporters Michael Cohen and Ryan Wood earned Top 10 honors in a 2016 contest judged this past week by the Associated Press Sports Editors.
Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and JSOnline.com was recognized in Category B (75,000 to 175,000 circulation/750,001 to 1.999 million unique monthly website visitors) in Features for a story about former Packers tight end Jermichael Finley and his adjustment to life after football.
Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, competing in Category C (30,000 to 75,000 circulation/250,000 to 750,000 unique monthly website visitors), was honored in the Breaking News category for his exclusive story on Packers defensive lineman B.J. Raji’s decision to walk away from the game. He also was recognized in the Projects category for a series of four stories analyzing year-to-year data that studied trends and issues involving Packers general manager Ted Thompson’s NFL draft decisions.