Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Post-Gazette Wins 17 Awards in State Contest

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Post-Gazette Wins 17 Awards in State Contest

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won 17 awards in the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association's prestigious Keystone Awards contest, which honors outstanding journalism at newspapers across the state.

The PG took seven first-place awards, including one for investigative reporting, seven second places and two honorable mentions. One of its videographers was recognized in a best-of-show specialty category for a portfolio of his work.

The Post-Gazette competes against the state's largest- circulation newspapers in the contest and came in second in total points behind the Philadelphia Daily News, which won seven firsts, seven seconds and four honorable mentions. The Philadelphia Inquirer, with four firsts, four seconds and two honorable mentions, finished third in total points in the large-circulation category. The awards will be presented at a banquet in State College on May 31.

PG's first-place finishers

* Investigative Reporting: Joe Smydo (writer), Julia Rendleman (photographer), James Hilston (graphics) and Andrew Rush (video) for "After Mayview: A System Under Siege" (five-part series, started Sept. 22, 2013).

* Sports Story: Mark Dent, "Joe Paterno: One Year Later" (Jan. 22, 2013).

* News Feature Story: Don Hopey, "By Not Being Linked, Gas Facilities Avoid High Pollution Designation" (Oct. 3, 2013).

* Photo Story: Julia Rendleman, "The Worlds of Autism" (four- part series starting Oct. 6, 2013).

* Page Design: Katy Buchanan, portfolio of work ("Design of the Times," "Space with Style;" "Morningside Modern").

* Graphic/Photo Illustration: Ben Howard, "132 Years of Pittsburgh Baseball."

* Video Story: Andrew Rush and Mila Sanina, "Living Without Arms" (Sept. 20, 2013).

Second-place finishers

* Column: Dan Simpson, portfolio of columns ("Losing Our Grip," "America's To-do List," "Talk Beats War").

* Ongoing News Coverage: Jonathan Silver, Liz Navratil and Rich Lord, six stories chronicling the probe, resignation and indictment of Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper.

* Business or Consumer Story: Mark Belko, "Why Did It Fail?" -- package of stories on produce terminals in Pittsburgh and elsewhere (Sept. 8, 2013).

* Photo Story: Michael Henninger, "Defense of Marriage Act Declared Unconstitutional."

* Front Page Design: Anthony Conroy, portfolio of work ("High Price of Glory," "New Directions," "Gettysburg 150th"). …

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