Congratulations to the 2017 SPJ Spotlight Keystone award recipients in this statewide competition. Winners were announced in April 2018. PublicSource swept two categories!
Web Use – Non-Daily
- Natasha Khan, Idil Gozde, PublicSource — Three Rivers Rising
- Natasha Khan, Idil Gozde, Cameron Scott — PublicSource — Small Town, Pennsylvania
- Mary Niederberger, Stephanie Hacke, PublicSource — The Charter Effect
Health and Medical Reporting – Non-Daily
- Atiya Irvin-Mitchell, PublicSource — Students can face disciplinary action for self-injury at Chatham University. Three students share their stories.
Feature Story – Non-Daily
- J. Dale Shoemaker, PublicSource — Bobby Steele, From Drug Dens to CEO
JUDGES: Amazing, thoughtful, well-constructed dive into a complicated subject rife with misunderstanding and emotion. Humanizing, educational, engaging and important.
- PublicSource — I am a black girl and…
Environmental Reporting – Non-Daily
- J. Dale Shoemaker, Brian Conway, — PublicSource — Reporting on Pittsburgh’s lead crisis
JUDGES: An absolutely terrific piece of work. Please keep up this type of work. An example for many journalists to follow.
Enterprise Reporting – Non-Daily
- Jeffrey Benzing, Natasha Khan, PublicSource — Getting an illegal gun in Pittsburgh is easy. Why hundreds of seizures aren’t stopping the problem.
- Matt Stroud, PublicSource — Police commander’s relationship with Axon raises questions about Pittsburgh’s no-bid contract for body cameras
- Eric Holmberg, J. Dale Shoemaker, PublicSource — Investigating Pennsylvania’s Film Tax Credit system