Penn Staff Earns Three Keystone Awards

Posted on 3/19/2018 2:33:06 PM

For the second consecutive year, the editorial staff of the Penn earned multiple awards in the 2018 Student Keystone Press Awards, an annual competition sponsored and presented by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association.

Matched against other in-state student newspapers at far larger institutions such as Temple, Penn State, the University of Pennsylvania. and the University of Pittsburgh, the Penn earned three awards in two categories in Division I, which includes four-year colleges and universities with enrollments of 10,000 or more.

In the Editorial category, the Penn staff received a pair of awards, including:

  • A second-place award for the “Trump-Pence duo continues to haunt LGBT community” editorial on Oct. 20, 2017; and
  • An honorable mention for the “Terrorists are made, not born” editorial from Nov. 3, 2017.

In the category of Cartoon/Graphic Illustration, graphic designer Michael Hull, a senior from Cherry Tree, garnered a second-place award for the Penn’s front-page cover on Oct. 20, 2017.

Editor-in-chief Chris Hayes, managing editor Alexandria Mansfield, news editor Katie Mest, and culture editor Seth Woolcock were presented with the awards at a luncheon during the America East Media Business and Technology Conference in Hershey on March 14.

Including the two awards won in 2017, the Penn has earned five Keystone Awards over the past two years.