Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP Sponsors the Pennsylvania Bar Association Media Awards

Pietragallo Partner Kevin E. Raphael was in Scranton, Pennsylvania last Friday to honor the winners of the 2019 PBA Media Awards during the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association’s “News Organization of the Year” brunch at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center. Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP funded the annual competition and it is coordinated by the PBA Bar/Press Committee.

Established 40 years ago, the PBA Media Awards competition recognizes journalistic excellence in news and feature reporting in print, broadcast and podcast media regarding the legal system and its operations. All Pennsylvania reporters, editors, broadcasters and publishers are eligible to enter the competition by submit­ting material published or broadcast then submissions are  judged by lawyers, journalists and college professors.

The Pietragallo Law Firm congratulates the following winners:

Newspapers: 30,000 or More Circulation

  • 1st place: Jeff Hawkes, LNP Media Group, “Walking a Fine Line”
  • 2nd place: Dylan Segelbaum, York Daily Record/ydr.com, “Pennsylvania Laws That Don’t Always Make Sense”

Newspapers: Under 30,000 Circulation

  • 1st place: Jo Ciavaglia, Bucks County Courier Times, “Inmate Suicides Raise Questions for Bucks County Jail”
  • 2nd place: Jo Ciavaglia, Bucks County Courier Times, “New Hope Police Taser Confusion Controversy”

Editorial/Commentary

  • 1st place: Jason Maddux, Joe Sukle and Louise Sukle, Press & Journal, “We Are Not the Enemy; Borough, Press & Journal Agree to Settle Lawsuit over Advertisements”
  • 2nd place: Dan Robrish, The Elizabethtown Advocate, “Pa. Auditor General’s Report Gives Case for Legal Marijuana, et al.”

TV: Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Markets

  • 1st place: WTAE-TV, “Domestic Terrorism vs. Hate Crime”

TV: All Other Pa. Markets (not including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh)

  • 1st place: PCN, “PCN’s Election Night Coverage 2018”

Radio and Podcasts: All Pa. Markets

  • 1st place: An-Li Herring, 90.5 WESA, “Decades After Landmark Lawsuit, Are Allegheny County Public Defenders Still Overworked?”
  • 2nd place: Lindsay Lazarski, Min Xian and Emily Previti, Keystone Crossroads, “No Justice for All: Pennsylvania’s Unequal Access to Public Defense”

For more information about the PBA Media Awards, please visit their website here.

 

 

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