Point Park University Students, Alumni and Faculty Honored at Golden Quill Awards Monday, October 11, 2021
Point Park University students, alumni and faculty were honored at the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania's 57th annual Golden Quill Awards, held Sept. 28 at the Rivers Casino.
Colton DeBiase, a senior broadcast reporting major, was awarded a $2,500 scholarship from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania.
Some of our award winners and finalists included:
Excellence in Written Journalism - News
Finalist: "Instruction Moves Online Due to Coronavirus Concerns," Dara Collins and Jordyn Hronec, The Globe.
Finalist: "Adapt or Die: Political Organizations, Campaigns Utilize Different Strategies Ahead of the Election," Amanda Andrews, The Globe.
Finalist: "Point Park Partners With Minding the Gap to Improve Dancers' Mental Health," Amanda Andrews, The Globe.
Excellence in Journalistic Craft Achievement - News Photo
Winner: "Black Lives Matter Protestor Arrested, Tensions Rise With Police," Jared Murphy, The Globe.
Excellence in Written Journalism - Feature
Finalist: "Pioneer Public - Royce Jones," Amanda Andrews, The Globe.
Finalist: "Gen Z Use TikTok to Get Politically Involved," Jordyn Hronec, The Globe.
Finalist: "Historic Neighborhoods Slowly Vanishing," Tiara Strong, Point Park New Service.
Excellence in Journalistic Craft Achievement - Feature Photo
Winner: "Take a Trip to Cuyahoga Valley," Jared Murphy, Point Park News Service.
Excellence in Journalistic Craft Achievement - Page Layout/Design
Finalist: "The Globe," Staff, The Globe.
Excellence in Written Journalism - Opinion
Winner: "An Open Letter to Those That Don't Understand," Kendra Summers-Stephens, The Globe.
Finalist: "America's Long Descent Into Fascism," Nardos Haile, The Globe.
Finalist: "The Globe's Point," Staff, The Globe.
Alumni and Faculty
- Gina Catanzarite, WQED
- Cody McDevitt, Pittsburgh City Paper
- Kiley Koscinski, WESA-FM
- John Rucosky, The Tribune-Democrat
- Mark Belko, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- David Rullo, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle
- Steve Ferris, Butler Eagle
- Francesca Dabecco, PublicSource
- Sara Bauknecht, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- Olga George, KDKA-TV
- Amy Philips-Haller, KDKA-TV
- Martin Rodgers, KDKA-TV
- Lisa Cunningham, Pittsburgh City Paper
- Paula Reed Ward, Tribune-Review
- Kristina Serafini, Tribune-Review
- Merle Jantz, Mt. Lebanon Magazine
View the complete list of award winners and finalists here.
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