Point Park University Students, Alumni and Faculty Honored at Golden Quill Awards Thursday, September 17, 2020
"I am thrilled that Point Park students, alumni and faculty did so well in the Golden Quill awards. The awards demonstrate the excellent work our students do in print, broadcast, photojournalism and digital journalism. I couldn't be prouder of them."
Point Park University students, alumni and faculty earned top honors at the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania's 56th annual Golden Quill Awards, held virtually Sept. 3.
"I am thrilled that Point Park students, alumni and faculty did so well in the Golden Quill awards. The awards demonstrate the excellent work our students do in print, broadcast, photojournalism and digital journalism. I couldn't be prouder of them," said Bernie Ankney, Ph.D., School of Communication dean. "I hope that everyone in the Pittsburgh region checks out the excellent work they submitted and the stories they told."
"I work incredibly hard at balancing running The Globe as editor-in-chief, managing class work, and I have a strong passion for the field of journalism, so to receive this award from the Press Club meant, to me, that I must be doing something right," Hronec said.
Some of our award winners and finalists included (view the complete list here):
News – Photography
Winner: "Photo Series: Hundreds March Through Pittsburgh, Participate in Global Climate Strike," Laine Foxworthy, B.F.A. in cinema production major, Point Park News Service
Feature – Written
Finalist: "The Person Behind the Artist," Jordyn Hronec, B.A. in multimedia major, Point Park News Service
Feature – Photography and Videography
Finalist (photography) and Winner (videography): "Windber Hospice: A Documentary of Love and Compassion," Gracey Evans, B.A. in photojournalism, Point Park News Service
Press Club Scholarship
Jordyn Hronec is the recipient of the $2,500 Press Club of Western Pennsylvania Scholarship.
Alumni Honored at Golden Quill Awards
Excellence in Written Journalism, Daily – News Feature
Winner: "Killing The Strip: What Will The Development Boom Mean for the Merchants That Keep The Strip District Funky?" Mark Belko, B.A. in journalism and mass communication and Jessie Wardarski, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Excellence in Video/Broadcast Journalism – News Feature
Finalist: "25 Years Later: Local Family Celebrates the Lives of Flight 427 Victims," Lindsey Watson, B.A. in broadcast reporting, WYTV
Excellence in Video/Broadcast Journalism – Traditional Feature
Finalist: "Body of Work," Gina Catanzarite, School of Communication part-time instructor, Amy Grove and Zak Boyle, B.A. in cinema production, WQED