Keystone Press Awards presented to The Press
Representatives of The Press newspapers attended the annual Pennsylvania Media Association Keystone Press Awards Banquet in the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Lancaster.
Lehigh Valley Press received 20 Professional Keystone Press Awards in the 2017 contest for work published in 2016.
Of the 20 awards received by The Press newspapers, the Bethlehem Press and its contributors received 17 Keystones. The Bethlehem Press received the Sweepstakes Award in its division for the fourth year in a row.
In addition to the Division VII Sweepstakes Award, which is based on the most number of awards and points won in a given division, Bethlehem Press Keystone awards included:
First Place, Column, Karen Samuels, This Week in Bethlehem history
First Place, Ongoing News Coverage, Zach Duffy, Nate Jastrzemski, Ed Courrier, George Taylor, for Synthetic turf installation
Second Place, Ongoing News Coverage, Staff, Bethlehem 275th anniversary
Honorable Mention, Ongoing News Coverage, Nate Jastrzemski, Ed Courrier, Just Born strike coverage
First Place, Special Project, Bernie O’Hare, Dana Grubb, Ed Courrier, Full court press
Second Place, Special Project, Paul Willistein, Student Poetry Project
First Place, Series, Carole Gorney, Sex trafficking in the Lehigh Valley
Second Place, Series, Bernie O’Hare, Gerrymandering: How our elections are really rigged
First Place, Sports Story, Katie McDonald, Wanted: A place to practice
First Place, News Feature Story, Bernie O’Hare, A church divided against itself
First Place, Personality Profile, Dorothy and Dennis Glew, The Western Front 1944
First Place, News Beat Reporting, Bernie O’Hare, Northampton County news beat
First Place, Feature Beat Reporting, Paul Willistein, Mary Wright Touchstone Theatre play interview, PSF season Patrick Mulcahy, Dennis Razze interviews; Elton John PPL Center concert review; Branford Marsalis interview; Jimmy Webb interview; Civic Theatre capital campaign
Honorable Mention, Photo Story-Essay, Tim Gilman, Awash in (Irish) green
First Place, Front Page Design, George Taylor, First Presbyterian, a church divided
First Place, Graphic-Photo Illustration, Ed Courrier, Names’ Gerry Mander
Other Keystones awards for Press newspapers included:
Second Place, Editorial, Parkland Press, Debra Palmieri, Parkland Press, Cops are people, too; You can have my heart, but only if you are white; Are companies becoming too large to care about their employees?
First Place, Sports-Outdoor column, Northampton Press, Bud Cole, Bud’s View, Take time to smell the wildflowers, Little Bear, Charcole & Blue: The pets that rescue us, ‘Not a creature was stirring’ ... Well, maybe some mice, and St. Nick’s reindeer
First Place, Page Design, East Penn Press, Dave Rowe, Focus section
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