By creator to www.buckscountycouriertimes.com
Bucks County Courier Occasions and The Intelligencer information employees members have received 12 awards from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Affiliation Keystone Awards, together with six for first place.
Employees members additionally received three second-place awards and three honorable mentions within the Keystones, offered yearly by the PNA. The Courier Occasions and Intelligencer employees entries revealed in each papers and are listed below the Courier Occasions in Division II, which covers circulation from 20,000-49,999 with the PNA.
“Clearly 2020 offered many challenges and many information,” Government Editor Shane Fitzgerald mentioned. “I am terribly proud of the work our employees did when readers wanted us most. The awards are a pleasant tribute to that incredible effort our total employees put ahead in probably the most intense information 12 months of my profession.”
Multimedia journalist Marion Callahan took dwelling three first-place awards for Business/Consumer News Story, News Video (Central Bucks grad brings message of hope to streets of Kensington) and Podcast (From the Newsroom in Suburban Philadelphia). The decide famous on Callahan’s enterprise story on the price of ransomware for native authorities and hospitals, “Very full protection of an necessary enterprise/economics story that usually will get ignored or pushed below the rug. An necessary story to get proper, and (she) did.”
Jo Ciavaglia received prime honors for News Feature Story. The decide mentioned: “This heart-breaking story about teen romance violence is exhaustively researched in each private tales and authorized realities. A transferring and necessary story.
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Phil Gianficaro received first-place for greatest column, which the decide summed up with: “Relying on the creator, columns are supposed to discover a center floor between one thing private and one thing that pertains to the reader. Phil does that with every considered one of his columns, whether or not it’s about his rescue dog fighting blindness, to why a racist sign in a restaurant is not very funny at all, to a heartbreaking story about how COVID-19 claimed his mother. It is private, sure. However as a reader, we get one thing out of it, too.”
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Freelance photographer Michele Haddon received for Photo Story/Essay on her work on Bensalem Excessive Faculty’s commencement. Stated the decide: “These are high-quality photographs from quite a lot of angles and distances that inform the story of the commencement all on their very own with nothing however captions, simply as a photograph essay ought to do. Very good!”
Ciavaglia additionally took second place for Ongoing News Coverage in her protection on the nursing dwelling disaster in the course of the pandemic. The decide mentioned, “Hits all of the bases: the confusion; the systemic failures; operational issues; household and actual individuals issues; management points. That is how main points needs to be lined. Of all of the entries relating to nursing dwelling deaths — a lot of them fairly good — this offered the clearest, most full clarification of what occurred, and why.”
Gianficaro took second for Feature Story along with his piece, Kidney donation the very definition of friendship and sports activities reporter Drew Markol received second for Podcast organising District Championship Week.
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Honorable point out honors went to Chris Ullery for Investigative Reporting, Callahan for Features Videos (Perkasie neighborhood helps disabled man get to work, meals pantry) and freelance photographer William Cain for Photo Story/Essay Chasing Summer season Warmth Away.
The decide gave an additional little bit of reward on Ullery’s work. “This reporter put within the onerous work to disprove a Conservative group’s false claims about voter roll whereas giving their readers correct data.”
Ciavaglia additionally received third place within the Pennsylvania Society of Skilled Journalists awards for a sequence of tales on the “Crime of Psychological Sickness.” The decide mentioned, “These information articles carry to public consideration the necessity for bettering the therapy of psychological well being sufferers confined to jail. It speaks to the significance of the press as a watchdog.”
Sister papers all through Pennsylvania garnered 56 Keystone Awards in numerous classes and classifications, and the York Each day File received the Sweepstakes Award as the highest publication in Division III.