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Press & Journal wins 10 statewide Keystone newspaper awards, with six first-place honors

Posted 4/5/18

The Press & Journal won 10 2018 Keystone Press Awards, including six first-place honors, in results announced Thursday by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association.

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Press & Journal wins 10 statewide Keystone newspaper awards, with six first-place honors

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The Press & Journal won 10 2018 Keystone Press Awards, including six first-place honors, in results announced Thursday by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association.

“We work very hard to provide our readers the best coverage possible,” Editor Jason Maddux said. “We certainly appreciate this recognition from our peers.”

Here are the first-place award winners.

Investigative Reporting: reporter Dan Miller, “Legal fees: Does the borough pay too much?”

Column: editorial board member Susannah Gal, for three pieces — “Penn State Harrisburg is part of the fabric of Middletown area”; “We can improve our community through just some little things”; and “I love my Jewish, Christian traditions at holidays.”

Sports Event Coverage: Larry Etter, William Darrah, Donald Graham and Earl Hammaker, “Blue Raiders fall in state title game.”

Sports/Outdoor Column: Tom Shank, for three Woods and Waters pieces — “The deer magnet mystique”; “Patience, persistence and a first turkey”; and “Sight-seeing gets me in touch with all kinds of nature.”

News Feature Story: Dan Miller, “He traded his life for my son.”

News Beat Reporting: Dan Miller, for six stories involving police coverage.

The Press & Journal won two second-place awards.

Editorial: Editor Jason Maddux, for a selection of three pieces.

Headline Writing: Jason Maddux, for three headlines — “Don’t see red over yellow curbs”; “Shoot, they’re good”; and “These kids have heart.”

There also were two Honorable Mentions.

Feature Story: Dan Miller, “There is a Santa Claus.”

Photo Story/Essay: Jason Maddux, “Happy Birthday, America!”

The newspaper competes in Division VI, weekly publications with a circulation of 5,000 to 9,999.