Newsday staffers won eight awards in the New York Press Club's Awards for Journalism, receiving honors for stories in business, spot news, continuing coverage, sports, food writing and special events.

Judges of the annual contest selected the best among 500 pieces of work in 26 categories and presented on media platforms including television, newspapers, radio, magazines, newswires and the Internet.

The organization presented the awards at its annual Awards and Installation of Officers Dinner at the Water Club in Manhattan Monday night.

In business reporting, the paper's staff won in the newspaper division for "Business Battle -- Ignition Interceptor." Reporters Sarah Armaghan and Sarah Crichton won for "Dumping" in the continuing coverage category, while sports reporter Bob Herzog won for a feature, "Tears for Tom."

Newsday clinched awards both online and in the newspaper medium in the food writing category, where Peter Gianotti won for "Beer Project" and Polly Higgins, Alejandra Villa, Matthew Cassella, Joan Reminick, Erica Marcus and Marjorie Robins won for "Long Island's All-Star Chefs: 12 to Know."

The multimedia department at Newsday won an award for special event reporting "The Test of the Champion at Belmont Stakes," and the online staff and newspaper's staffs shared the award for spot news with "NYPD Officers Fatally Shot."

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And Jeffrey Basinger, Anthony Carrozzo, Mark LaMonica and Greg Logan won in the Internet category for "Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri."

News 12 Long Island won three awards Monday night. Newsday and News 12 are owned by Cablevision.