Sewickley Herald staffers claim regional, state journalism honors
Sewickley Herald staff members received several honors in various regional and statewide journalism competitions, including three first-place awards.
Photographer Kristina Serafini received first-place honors in the sports photo and news/feature photo categories in the Excellence in Journalism competition of the Pennsylvania Women's Press Association, or PWPA.
Serafini also received honorable mention in the PWPA's features story category for “Long road back,” — a story she wrote about a Bell Acres teen's recovery from an arteriovenous malformation.
Reporter Bobby Cherry won three PWPA awards: second place, general news, “Man dies while trimming trees in Edgeworth;” third place, sports, “QV, Cornell fans, players adjust to co-op;” and third place, lifestyles, “‘Jeet Jet?' Authors of Pittsburgh food guide to kick off book tour in Sewickley.”
The competition is open to all print and online media outlets across the state.
In the Society of Professional Journalists Keystone Pro Chapter's Spotlight Contest, the Herald received two honors.
Serafini received a first-place award in the nondaily feature photo category for “Flash dance” — a photo she took of a marriage proposal during a flash-mob dance in Sewickley.
Cherry received second place in the nondaily commentary category for column writing.
Cherry and Serafini also are named finalists for the Western Pennsylvania Press Club's Golden Quill awards for the community engagement news category for the Herald's use of social media.
Other finalists in that category are The Observer-Reporter and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Golden Quill winners will be announced May 13 at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh.
— Staff report
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