PublicSource wins big at 2017 SPJ Spotlight Keystone awards

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

  1. Natasha Khan, Idil Gozde, PublicSource — Three Rivers Rising
  2. Natasha Khan, Idil Gozde, Cameron Scott — PublicSource — Small Town, Pennsylvania
  3. Mary Niederberger, Stephanie Hacke, PublicSource — The Charter Effect

Health and Medical Reporting - Non-Daily

  1. Atiya Irvin-Mitchell, PublicSource — Students can face disciplinary action for self-injury at Chatham University. Three students share their stories.

Feature Story - Non-Daily

  1. 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.
  2. PublicSource — I am a black girl and...

Environmental Reporting - Non-Daily

  1. 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

  1. Jeffrey Benzing, Natasha Khan, PublicSource — Getting an illegal gun in Pittsburgh is easy. Why hundreds of seizures aren’t stopping the problem.
  2. Matt Stroud, PublicSource — Police commander’s relationship with Axon raises questions about Pittsburgh’s no-bid contract for body cameras
  3. Eric Holmberg, J. Dale Shoemaker, PublicSource — Investigating Pennsylvania's Film Tax Credit system