2020 Professional Keystone Media Awards

2020 Professional Keystone Media Award Winners

The Keystone Media Awards reinforce excellence by individuals in the news media profession, by recognizing journalism that consistently provides relevance, integrity, and initiative in serving readers and audiences, and faithfully fulfills its First Amendment rights/responsibilities. Further, the Keystone Media Awards stimulate journalists to improve their craft and ultimately improve their community.

Results of the 2020 Keystone Media Awards are in, and hundreds of outstanding journalists are being recognized for their efforts. Listings of all winners, including Sweepstakes and special awards recipients, can be viewed below.  Earlier this year, more than 2,700 entries were received from 122 news organizations. Entries – in 54 regular categories and eleven specialty categories across seven circulation and four broadcast divisions – were judged by journalists in Colorado.  With the merger of the PAPME News Excellence Awards Into the Keystones, this year’s contest featured revised circulation divisions, new and updated categories and the addition of AP Broadcast Awards.

View the 2020 Keystone Media Awards video.

This video is a celebration of the 2020 Keystone Media Awards, honoring the best of PA’s print, digital and broadcast journalism produced in 2019. Hundreds of individual and staff prizes were awarded across seven newspaper and four broadcast divisions.
This video highlights the top winners of 2020 who were invited to accept their awards through recorded acceptance speeches. Newsrooms celebrated their Sweepstakes Awards while individual outstanding efforts were acknowledged through writing, photography and video awards. First Amendment Awards as well as the prestigious PNA Foundation Public Service Award, Reader Initiative Award and the G. Richard Dew Award were also included in this compilation of excellence.
From hard-hitting investigative reporting to intensive enterprise projects to innovative community outreach programs to heart-wrenching photos to thrilling sports victory coverage, Pennsylvania media companies captured it all. The every-day and the extraordinary. This video is a small collection of what they accomplished and what we honor through the 2020 Keystone Media Awards.




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Past Winners

Questions? Email the PNA Foundation or phone (717) 703-3003.