Entering the Boxing Writers Association of America annual writing contest (a.k.a. the “Barneys) for the first time, Fightnews.com received an honorable mention. In event coverage, writer/photographer Chris Cozzone picked up the honors with “Run, Rabbit, Run” – coverage of Holly Holm vs. Victoria Cisneros, held at Isleta in Albuquerque, N.M. (Click here)
Veteran Associated Press writer Tim Dahlberg took top honors; he was the only winner of two first places as well as the only person to place among the top three in three of the six categories.
Other first places went to Tim Smith of the New York Daily News, in the Column category; Norm Frauenheim, of CBSsports.com, for News Story; Don Steinberg, of Philadelphia Magazine, for Feature Over 1,750 words, and Thomas Hauser, of Secondsout.com, for Investigative Reporting. The only other multiple placer was Bernard Fernandez, of the Philadelphia Daily News, who had a second in News Story and third in Feature Over 1,750 words.“Barney” winners will be recognized along with other award recipients at the 85th annual BWAA Awards Dinner on June 4 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. For a full list of winners, visit the BWAA’s website.