The Las Vegas Sun's journalism excellence is not restricted to the traditional print world. Instead, the Sun has received top honors for printed words, photographs, multimedia projects and video. Editor & Publisher has named the Sun's website as the best in its class three times: 2010, 2009 and 2008. And the Online News Association gave the Sun its highest honor, the General Excellence in Online Journalism award, three times: 2010, 2009 and 2008.
Here is a list of notable awards given to LasVegasSun.com and its sister websites:
The Las Vegas Sun website received two EPpy awards from Editor and Publisher: one for best community service on a media-affiliated website and one for best enterprise feature on a website. EPpy awards were also given to Greenspun Media Group for the Las Vegas Weekly as best entertainment website and VEGAS INC as best business/finance website.
The Las Vegas Sun in December won a national broadcast journalism award for "Bottoming Out: Gambling Addiction in Las Vegas", becoming the first print-based news organization to receive the award for multimedia storytelling. The Sun was one of 13 winners of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. Other winners include CBS News' "60 Minutes," ABC News' "20/20," BBC News America, PBS' "Frontline" and National Public Radio.
In July,"Bottoming Out: Gambling Addiction in Las Vegas" was named "best multimedia storytelling among newspapers" from the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors.
In October, Sun earned several awards from the Online News Association, an international organization that presents annual awards to honor online journalism and multimedia storytelling. LasVegasSun.com was awarded top honors for General Excellence in Online Journalism, medium site, making it the third year in a row the site has won the award. The Sun and Greenspun Media Group also received an award for Online Video Journalism, Medium Site, for the three-part series Bottoming Out: Gambling Addiction in Las Vegas, which was also a finalist for ONA's award for Outstanding Use of Digital Technologies, Professional. The Sun was also a finalist for two other ONA awards, The Knight Award for Public Service and the Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism, Large Site, for the in-depth health care series Do No Harm: Hospital Care in Las Vegas.
In June, LasVegasSun.com was honored as the best news website in its size class by Editor & Publisher magazine. LasVegasSun.com won three top prizes and was a finalist in four other categories in the 2010 EPpy Awards, the premier international awards for media-affiliated websites and blogs. The newspaper's sister publication, Las Vegas Weekly, won an EPpy for Best Regional Magazine-Affiliated Website.
The Sun also won second place in the National Headliner Awards in the "Journalistic Innovation" category, recognizing the success of Sun print and online journalists in producing the multimedia project "Bottoming Out: Gambling Addiction in Las Vegas."
The Las Vegas Sun's website was named a finalist in three categories for international annual awards that honor online journalism and multimedia storytelling.
For the second consecutive year, the Las Vegas Sun has won an EPpy Award as the best overall newspaper-affiliated website in its class nationally.
The Las Vegas Sun's website picked up the General Excellence Award from the Online News Association. Winners were announced during the association's annual Online Journalism Awards banquet at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.
The Las Vegas Sun's website has been named as the top newspaper website of its size in the country.