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: Business or Consumer Story
M. Diane McCormick
First Place: Feature Photo
“Landslide” (photo below)
First Place: Graphic/Photo Illustration
Rich Hauck, Megan Davis
“Return Visit” (illustration below)
Second Place: Investigative Reporting
Second Place: News Feature Story
“Quiet in the Hall”
Second Place: Photo/Story Essay
Second Place: Graphic/Photo Illustration
“Spooky Time” (illustration below)
Honorable Mention: Feature Story
Honorable Mention: News Beat Reporting
Harrisburg City Government Beat
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.