Bethlehem Press ‘Sweepstakes Winner’; LV Press garners 21 Keystone Awards
The Lehigh Valley Press newspapers received 21 Professional Keystone Media Awards for work published in 2020, with The Bethlehem Press named the Sweepstakes Winner in its category.
The Bethlehem Press received nine Keystone Awards, including first place in the Diversity category, first place in Lifestyle-Entertainment Beat and first place in Feature Page Design for the Focus section.
East Penn Press received five Keystones.
Parkland Press received three Keystones.
Northampton Press received one Keystone.
Northwestern Press received one Keystone.
Whitehall-Coplay Press received two Keystones.
Here are the Keystone awards received in Division VI by The Press newspapers:
Laini Goins, Second Place, Enterprise Reporting
Chris Haring, First Place, News Feature Story
Christ Haring, First Place, Business or Consumer Story
Dennis Glew, Honorable Mention, Feature Story
Paul Willistein, First Place, Lifestyle-Entertainment Beat
Dave Rowe, First Place, Feature Page Design
Mark Kirlin, First Place, Photo Story-Essay
Ed Courrier, Second Place, Graphic-Photo Illustration
Douglas Graves, Dana Grubb, Dorothy Glew, Lani Goins, First Place, Diversity
East Penn Press
April Peterson, First Place, Editorial
Debbie Galbraith, Second Place, Editorial
Jake Meluskey, Second Place, News Beat Reporting
Jim Marsh, Second Place, Lifestyle-Entertainment Beat
Jim Marsh, Second Place, News Event Photo
Sarit Laschinsky, First Place, Ongoing News Coverage
Bonnie Lee Strunk, First Place, Column
Debra Palmieri, First Place, Headline Writing
Paul Willistein, Second Place, Headline Writing
Debra Palmieri, Honorable Mention, Editorial
Samantha Anderson, Second Place, Column
Scott M. Nagy, Second Place, Feature Photo
The Times News, Lehighton, the multi-day publication also published by the Times News, received six Keystone Awards.
According to the 4 p.m. April 30 press release awards announcement from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, presenter of the Keystones contest, “Earlier this year, close to 2,600 entries were received from 117 news organizations.
“Entries, in 54 regular categories and 11 specialty categories across seven circulation and four broadcast divisions, were judged by journalists in New York.
“Due to COVID-19 concerns, an in-person awards banquet will not be held this spring. Awards will be mailed to all winners in the coming weeks and a virtual celebration will be released this summer.”