It’s great to win journalism awards — but I’m finding it’s sweeter still to see students and former students picking them up. It’s awards season, and I have been watching many of my former students getting lots of hardware.
Three reporters from the Point Park News Service picked up top prizes from the Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association — Emily Balser in first, Megan Guza in second and Brian Reed with an honorable mention. (It’s worth noting that a Penn State reporter came in third).
The Trib did very well this season too. The Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists named the Trib the state’s top paper, gave us the top two prizes for spot news and awarded Luis Fabregas and me with the Spotlight Award, the top overall prize for journalists in the state. We had many other winners as well.
Because only a couple other Tribbers showed up in State College for the awards ceremony, I got to bring home all of the glory…