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Newsday wins three NY Press Club awards

The winners were chosen from among nearly 500 entries in 29 categories.

Alejandra Villa's April 20, 2017, photo of Carlos

Alejandra Villa's April 20, 2017, photo of Carlos Lopez and Lourde Banegas mourning at the coffin of their son was honored for spot news by the New York Press Club. Photo Credit: Alejandra Villa

Newsday won three awards in the 2018 journalism contest of the New York Press Club.

The winners were chosen from among nearly 500 entries in 29 categories submitted by television, radio, newspapers, websites, magazines and newswires throughout the country.

Newsday reporter Paul LaRocco won for “Nepotism” in the political coverage category, while Jim Baumbach and Robert Brodsky received sports news honors for “Belmont Islanders.”

Alejandra Villa won in the spot news photo category for “Mourning the Victims of MS-13.”

The awards will be presented June 4 at The Water Club in Manhattan.— Lisa Irizarry

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