Point Park News Service Earns Top Honors for Excellence in Journalism Thursday, May 1, 2014
The winning entries include:
- First place: Emily Balser, M.A. in journalism and mass communication,"Local blogger encourages women to go #barenaked," "Bald eagle may no longer be endangered in PA" and "Business owner decks the halls to help needy kids."
- Second place: Megan Guza, M.A. in journalism and mass communication, "Rural setting increases danger for domestic violence," "Small-town life complicates domestic violence enforcement" and "Budget cuts hit rural shelters hardest."
- Honorable mention: Brian Reed, M.A./M.B.A.,"Charter schools raise question of cost," "Quality of education becomes sticking point in charter debate" and "Districts have options to compete with charter schools."
Andrew Conte, director of the Point Park News Service and investigative reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, also earned a top honor in the Society of Professional Journalists' Keystone Pro Chapter contest.
The awards will be given out at the 2014 Pennsylvania Press Conference, May 30-31 at State College.