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Los Angeles Times wins journalism awards

The Los Angeles Times was named Newspaper of the Year and won a total of 20 awards at the 2011 Better Newspapers Contest, whose results were announced  Saturday.

The paper won first prize for California newspapers with circulations above 150,000 in the local government, investigative reporting and sports categories, among others. The Times finished second in the general excellence and layout categories.

The contest is administered by the California Newspaper Publishers Assn., a nonprofit trade organization.


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