Pennsylvania Bar Association Media Awards (Affiliated Awards)

Pennsylvania Bar Association Media Awards (Affiliated Awards)






Suzanne Cibotti




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Pennsylvania Bar Association Media Awards (formerly the William A. Schnader Print Media Awards) were established to honor journalistic excellence in news or feature reporting and editorial and commentary writing about the legal system and its operations. The competition is designed to recognize journalists who, through their writing, foster greater public understanding of our legal system; inform and educate citizens as to the roles of society and the law, the courts, law enforcement agencies, and the legal profession; and disclose practices or procedures needing correction or improvement so as to encourage and promote efforts to improve and modernize our laws, courts or law enforcement agencies statewide.

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New for 2019!

The categories for PBA Media Awards have been revised and expanded. In addition to print, journalists are now encouraged to enter categories for television, radio, and podcasts. These are the new categories:

  • Newspapers: 30,000 or More Circulation
  • Newspapers: Under 30,000 Circulation
  • Editorial/Commentary
  • TV: Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Markets
  • TV: All Other Pa. Markets (not including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh)
  • Radio and Podcasts: All Pa. Markets