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Burg Blog: And the Winners Are . . .

Once a year, I get a very special honor.

I have the opportunity to brag a little bit about the work that we’ve done at TheBurg over the prior year.

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association announced the winners of the annual, peer-reviewed Keystone Press Awards for 2018, and TheBurg won 16 individual and group awards, the most awards of any publication in our division throughout Pennsylvania.

TheBurg won awards in a wide range of categories, including for reporting, writing, design and illustration.

What work impressed the judges? I’ve included links below for those Burg fans who would like to peruse our award-winning entries.


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

Let Them Vote

PennDOT Must Act to Improve Road Safety–Today

Harrisburg’s School Daze


Column Writing, Honorable Mention: Lawrance Binda (3 columns)

Binda Column 3


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

All Your Questions about Harrisburg’s Act 47 Status, Answered

Burg View: Let Them Vote

House Bill Would Prohibit Commuter Tax, Extend Current Taxing Authority for Harrisburg

Senate Passes Act 47 Bill

Harrisburg Convinced Lawmakers to Leave Act 47. What’s Next?


Feature Story, Second Place: Lizzy Hardison

My City Was Gone


News Feature Story, Second Place: Lizzy Hardison

Comprehensive Jam


Business or Consumer Story, First Place: Lizzy Hardison

Retail Therapy


Business or Consumer Story, Honorable Mention: Lizzy Hardison

Facing Ouster by PennDOT, Newsstand Owner Fights for His Right to Stay in Harrisburg Train Station

A snapshot of TheBurg’s staff and freelance winners from last year’s Keystone Awards banquet.


Photo Story/Essay, First Place: Staff

Setting Goals


Photo Story/Essay, Second Place: William Hicks

Beer Frontier


Front Page Design, Second Place: William Hicks, Haley Harned, Megan Caruso (3 pages)

Covers Caruso, Harned, Hicks


Front Page Design, Honorable Mention: Samantha Sanders, Elena Jasic, William Hicks (3 pages)

Covers Sanders, Jasic, Hicks


Page Design, Second Place: Megan Caruso, P.D. Murray (3 pages)

Page Design PD Murray, No Small Plans, Films al Fresco


Page Design, Honorable Mention: Megan Caruso, Kristen Fava (3 pages)

Page Design Flower Finds, Help Wanted, No Excuses


Graphic/Photo Illustration, Second Place: Rich Hauck

City View 04-2018


Headline Writing, Second Place: Lawrance Binda (3 headlines)

Headlines Beer Frontier, Happiness Is a Warm Bun, The Bevel’s in the Details


Headline Writing, Honorable Mention: Lawrance Binda (3 headlines)

Headlines Born to Romp, Plate Class, The Young and the Best List

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