3 Valley Independent staffers win state awards
Trib Total Media won 13 Golden Quills for journalistic excellence at The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania's 49th annual Golden Quills Awards Banquet Monday night at the Sheraton Station Square.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review won seven Golden Quills in the competition among daily newspapers and wire services with a circulation over 45,000.
Jeremy Sellew, a staff writer at The Valley Independent was a finalist in the sports article or series category for daily newspapers and wire services, circulation under 45,000. Sellew also was a finalist for his column writing.
In other annual contests recognizing journalistic achievement, three Valley Independent staff members were honored in the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors' 2013 writing and photo contest.
Stacy Wolford, a staff writer, won first place in feature writing for her story “Alex Danko, 9, solves dad's pool problem — right on cue.”
Sellew won second place for his sports/outdoors columns titled “PSU needs to move on from JoePa,” “Role Reversal for Pens, Flyers” and “Legging go is hard to do.”
Staff photographer Jim Ference captured second place for his photo story, “Pioneer Days draws crowd to Perryopolis.”
Ference also received an honorable mention for his photo story, “Pioneer Days draws crowd to Perryopolis,” in the 2013 Professional Keystone Press Awards.
The PAPME and Keystone awards will be presented Friday and Saturday during the annual Pa. Press Conference in Harrisburg.
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