The Oklahoman's Sports website has been judged among the best in the nation by Associated Press Sports Editors for the fifth consecutive year.
NewsOK.com earned top-10 distinction in the top category, joining the New York Daily News, The New York Times, USA Today and The Washington Post as the only newspapers to do so all five years of the APSE website contest.
“Our readers love sports and we try to deliver every day. We are honored to be in elite company for this honor," said Kelly Dyer Fry, Editor of The Oklahoman and Vice President of News for OPUBCO Communications.
Judging panels consisting of sports journalists evaluated newspapers websites from across the country on two randomly selected dates. Each site was evaluated for the quality of its stories, videos, blogs and other multimedia content. Judges also reviewed the site's design, navigation and interactive elements such as comments, polls and chats.
A top 10 and honorable mentions were selected in three categories: 2 million average monthly unique visitors, 500,000-1.9 million uniques and under 500,000 uniques. Results of the contest were announced last week by APSE.
NewsOK competes in the 2 million category alongside the nation's largest newspapers.
The Tulsa World earned a top 10 designation in the 500,000-1.8 million category.