The Philadelphia Gay News won seven Keystone Press Awards this year, an honor that not only recognizes professional excellence, but journalism that “consistently provides relevance, integrity and initiative in serving readers, and faithfully fulfills its First Amendment rights/responsibilities.”
PGN earned top honors in Division V for weekly publications with over 10,000 circulation in the categories of editorial, column, news photo and photo essay.
The Keystone Press Awards are sponsored by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association. Winners will be honored on June 2, 2018 at the awards ceremony.
Division V, weekly publications with over 10,000 circulation
Column: First place for “Mark My Words: Obama made us cool; Conversion therapy is child torture; Glass half full of progress” by Mark Segal.
Investigative Reporting: Second Place for “Exclusive: Brian Sims target of state ethics investigation” by Jeremy Rodriguez.
Editorial: First place for Jen Colletta for “Yes we can; Fluidity of freedom; One year later, what have we learned?”
General News/Weeklies: Second Place for “Lesbian couple turned away from PA bridal shop” by Jen Colletta.
General News/Weeklies: Honorable Mention for “City releases Gayborhood racism findings, recommends training” by Jeremy Rodriguez.
News Photo: First Place for “Not their president” by Scott Drake.
Photo Story/Essay: First Place for “2017 Philadelphia Women’s March” by Scott Drake.