The 2023 Keystone Media Awards, presented by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation, included 25 winners from The Inquirer. Here is a look at our first-place wins; the full list of winning submissions is available online.
Out-of-state judges reviewed more than 2,600 entries from 139 Pennsylvania news organizations to recognize winners “for their tireless and outstanding efforts.” The awards will be presented during the Keystone Media Awards Luncheon on Nov. 1 at the Sheraton Hershey-Harrisburg Hotel in Harrisburg. Registration details will be available this summer.
Please extend a special thank-you to Jackie Monturano for her work in compiling and submitting our entries. The first-place and specialty winners are:
- Lynette Hazelton won the Distinguished Writing Award for a portfolio of her work.
- Massarah Mikati won the Lenfest Institute Diversity Champion Award for a portfolio of her work.
- Barbara Laker, David Gambacota, and William Bender won first place in Investigative Reporting for “MIA: Crisis in the Ranks — Injured on Duty.”
- Scott Lauber won first place in Sports Breaking News/Event Coverage for “NLCS MVP Bryce Harper’s homer lifts Phillies to the World Series.”
- Juliana Feliciano Reyes and Andrew Seidman won first place in Personality Profile for “Doug Mastriano embodies a Christian nationalist movement as he runs for governor.”
- Charles Fox won first place in Photo Story/Essay for “Jackie Robinson’s legacy.”
- Jenna Miller won first place in Sports Videos for “Without a budget, Philadelphia cheerleading squad defies the odds.”