Trib wins 8 awards from the Society of Professional Journalists


The Tribune-Review won eight awards from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for work published in 2021.

The awards were presented this week at the Keystone News Conference in Harrisburg. The awards recognize excellence in print, audio and video journalism across the state.

In the Spotlight category, the society’s highest honor, the Trib won third place for its investigation of convicted sex offenders housed in local nursing and personal care homes. Writers who contributed to the stories were Susan McFarland, Debra Erdley, Tony LaRussa, and Natasha Lindstrom.

The Trib also won third place in the society’s category of Best Overall Newspaper.

In the environmental reporting category, writer Mary Ann Thomas won second place for her report on the return of endangered mussels to the Kiski River.

In the reporting category, writer Paul Guggenheimer and photographer Kristina Serafini won second place for their reporting on how 9/11 affected the daily lives of first responders in western Pennsylvania.

Writer Tim Benz won second place in the sports reporting category for his story about PNC Park, which remains one of the best baseball stadiums in the country 20 years after it opened.

In the Editorial Writing category, Lori Falce won third place for a collection of editorials.

The Trib also won second place in the headline writing category and third place in the design of presentation pages.


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