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)
Column Writing: First Place, Lawrance Binda (3 columns)
Ongoing News Coverage: Second Place, Lawrance Binda (5 articles)
State Takes Over Harrisburg School District
News Feature Story: First Place, Susan Ryder
Sports Feature: First Place, Maddie Conley
Diversity: First Place, Yaasmeen Piper, Diane McCormick, Maddie Conley, Barbara Trainin Blank (5 articles)
Lifestyle/Entertainment Beat: Honorable Mention, Stephanie Kalina-Metzger
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