Awards season — Golden Quill


The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette led the way in awards in this year’s Golden Quill contest, sponsored by the Press Club of Western pressclubwesternpaPennsylvania, finishing first in 16 categories and earning best-of-show recognition in another in the annual competition that honors excellence in local print, online and broadcast journalism.

The PG’s Golden Quill winners:
  • Spot/Breaking News: Staff award, “Hospital shootings shock Oakland”
  • Feature Article or Series: Michael Fuoco, “Heroin’s siren song”
  • Education: Bill Schackner, “Upgrades are putting state schools in a bind”
  • History/Culture: Staff award, Titanic 100th anniversary special section
  • Arts and Entertainment: Mark Roth, “Music fades slowly”
  • Food: Gretchen McKay, “Not grate: To cook meat directly on the coals …”
  • Editorials: Dan Simpson
  • Sports Reporting, online: Seth Rorabaugh, “Empty Netters”
  • Continuing Blog: Seth Rorabaugh, “Empty Netters”
  • Sports Photography: Lake Fong, “A cloud of color”
  • News Illustration: Daniel Marsula, “A capsule guide to addiction”
  • Ed Romano Memorial Award, Photography: Lake Fong, “A cloud of color”
  • Editorial Cartoons: Rob Rogers, “Bumper sticker tragedy”
  • Page Design: Daniel Marsula, “Why is this man buying … a record store?”
  • Photo Essay/Special Photo: Michael Henninger, “Democratic National Convention”
  • Personality Portrait/Photography: Rebecca Droke, “On the 15th of every month”
  • Videography: Andrew Rush and Michael Henninger, “Swimming with sharks”

The Post-Gazette also had 31 individual or team finalists in the competition. For a complete listing of winners and finalists: