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Burg Blog: And the Keystone Goes to …

Each day, it seems like we’re faced with an overload of bad news. So, it was wonderful to get some good news for a change.

On Thursday, we learned that TheBurg received 16 individual and group Keystone Media Awards, a peer-reviewed contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation.

According to PNA, it received more than 2,700 entries from 122 news organizations, with entries judged by working journalists in Colorado.

Our awards cover a wide range of areas, including reporting, writing, photography, illustration and design and include the prestigious “Sweepstakes” award for the best performance statewide in our category.

But let us delay no further. As I have in recent years, I have all the winners listed below, with links so you can see what the judges deemed to be some of the best work done statewide in 2019.

Editorial Writing: First Place, Lawrance Binda (3 editorials)

Make Forster Safer

Cursed City

Where Are the Incumbents?

Column Writing: First Place, Lawrance Binda (3 columns)

Column What’s Up, HBG Engaged, Gimme Shelter

Ongoing News Coverage: Second Place, Lawrance Binda (5 articles)

State Takes Over Harrisburg School District

Judge expected to issue order barring Harrisburg school board from entering into contracts

State to take over Harrisburg school district as administration concedes receivership fight

Harrisburg school district leaders swept out as receiver brings in outside team

Harrisburg school district finances “in shambles,” computers missing as recovery team begins work

School receiver calls financial audit “clear indictment” of former administration practices

News Feature Story: First Place, Susan Ryder

“Out by Sunday”: With a property sale, a homeless camp disbands and long-time residents wonder where to go next

Sports Feature: First Place, Maddie Conley

The Trainer Is In

Diversity: First Place, Yaasmeen Piper, Diane McCormick, Maddie Conley, Barbara Trainin Blank (5 articles)

Diversity submission

Lifestyle/Entertainment Beat: Honorable Mention, Stephanie Kalina-Metzger

Lifestyle Beat Food

News Page Design: First Place, Megan Caruso, Kristen Fava, Billy Hicks

Feature Page Design: First Place, Megan Caruso

Feature Page Design: Second Place, Megan Caruso

Graphic/Photo Illustration: First Place, Rich Hauck

Graphic/Photo Illustration: Second Place, Stephen Haas

Graphic/Photo Illustration: Honorable Mention, Rich Hauck

Feature Photo: Honorable Mention, Billy Hicks

Photo Story/Essay: Second Place, Landon Wise

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