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And the Winners Are: TheBurg Snags a Pile of Press Awards

It’s late May, which, in the world of PA journalism, means that it’s time to hand out the big awards.

At a ceremony on Saturday in Lancaster, TheBurg will collect 14 Keystone Press Awards. This includes, for the second year in a row,  the prestigious “Sweepstakes Award,” as we performed best in our division throughout the entire commonwealth. Sweepstakes winners are asked to make acceptance videos, and you can see ours above.

Each year, I’m asked about the stories and art that won awards. So, I thought I’d list and link to them so our readers can see what the judges thought was among the best work in 2016 in journalism throughout Pennsylvania.

First Place: Columnist
Lawrance Binda (a group of three columns)
“Uncertain Decision”
“A Crime Story”
“Going Gone”

First Place: Business or Consumer Story
M. Diane McCormick
“Food Network”

First Place: Feature Photo
Megan Davis
“Landslide” (photo below)

First Place: Graphic/Photo Illustration
Rich Hauck, Megan Davis
“Return Visit” (illustration below)

Second Place: Investigative Reporting
Paul Barker
“Huge Relief”

Second Place: News Feature Story
Paul Barker
“Quiet in the Hall”

Second Place: Photo/Story Essay
Megan Davis
“Academic Achievement”

Second Place: Headline Writing (a group of three headlines)
Lawrance Binda
“Razing the Bar”
“Savaged by the Bell”
“Land of the Flea”

Second Place: Graphic/Photo Illustration
Ryan Spahr
“Spooky Time” (illustration below)

Honorable Mention: Feature Story
Paul Barker
“Clean Slate”

Honorable Mention: News Beat Reporting
Paul Barker
Harrisburg City Government Beat

Honorable Mention: Headline Writing (a group of three headlines)
Lawrance Binda
“Corn Meals”
“Groom to Grow”
“Drawing Rooms”

Honorable Mention: Graphic/Photo Illustration
Stephen Haas, Megan Davis
“Pumpkin Plan” (illustration below)

The Keystone Press Awards are sponsored annually by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation. This year, nearly 3,400 entries were received from 130 PNA newspapers.

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