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Democrat’s Jim Henry earns national recognition from Associated Press Sports Editors for Bowden coverage

Democrat’s Jim Henry earns national recognition from Associated Press Sports Editors for Bowden coverage

Democrat sports editor Jim Henry earned a National Top 10 award in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors contest last week.

Henry placed in the breaking news category for his coverage on legendary Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden’s passing last Aug. 8.

Bowden was 91.

Sports editors and journalists throughout the country voted on the writing, website and newspaper awards. Photography awards and the order of finish within the Top 10 for all writing categories will be announced at a later date.

The Democrat – part of the Gannett Florida properties – competes in Category C, the third-largest among four divisions based on digital readership or newspaper circulation size.

Henry, 63, in his second stint with the Democrat and its sports editor since 2014, has been in sports journalism for over 40 years. He’s one of the longest-tenured FSU beat writers, covering the Seminoles since 1987, and co-authored “Tarnished Heisman” with local author Don Yaeger.

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