Awards season — Pennsylvania APME

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The Post-Gazette captured more awards than any large-circulation newspaper in Pennsylvania in the venerable statewide Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors’ competition. The PG won 16 awards — eight first places and eight seconds — more than twice as many as the nearest competitor.

The PG won first place in the following categories:
  • Enterprise Reporting: Sean Hamill and Jonathan D. Silver, “UPMC: Forging a Giant Footprint”
  • Column: Reg Henry, “Rampant Gun Culture Aided by Cowardice”
  • Online Coverage of Breaking News: Staff award, “Shootings at Western Psych”
  • Blogging: Steve Mellon, Mila Sanina and Marylynne Pitz, “The Digs” Pittsburgh history blog
  • Feature Photo: Lake Fong, “Forms in Silhouette”
  • Photo Story: Julia Rendleman, “Fouled Waters at The Woodlands”
  • Personality Portrait: Rebecca Droke, “When Love Is Lost”
  • Sports Photo: Peter Diana, “One Victory at a Time”
  • Second-place winners are:
  • Business Writing — Len Boselovic, “Locked and Dammed: Waterways at Risk”
  • Public Service: Sean Hamill and Jonathan D. Silver, “UPMC: Forging a Giant Footprint”
  • Investigative Reporting: Sean Hamill and Jonathan D. Silver, “UPMC: Forging a Giant Footprint”
  • Spot News Reporting: Staff award, first-day print coverage of the shootings at Western Psych
  • General News Reporting: Staff award, ongoing print coverage in the days and weeks after the shootings at Western Psych
  • Photo Story: Julia Rendleman, “The Pride of Clairton”
  • Personality Portrait: Michael Henninger, “Democratic Convention Kicks Off in Charlotte”
  • Sports Photo: Lake Fong, “A Cloud of Color”

Besides the Post-Gazette, other newspapers competing in the large-circulation category were: the Philadelphia Daily News, which won seven awards; The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News, which won six awards; The Philadelphia Inquirer, four awards; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (3); Lancaster Newspapers (1); and The (Allentown) Morning Call (1).

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