SPJ Keystone Pro Chapter’s Best in Journalism (Affiliated Awards)

SPJ Keystone Pro Chapter’s Best in Journalism (Affiliated Awards)


Deadline to enter - Feb. 13, 2021


Harrisburg, Pa.


Pat Trosky





The Society of Professional Journalist’s Keystone Pro Chapter Spotlight Contest annually recognizes the best in journalism. The contest, which is not based on circulation but on the quality of the profession and what it stands for, is open to all journalists from Pennsylvania and New Jersey whose work appeared in a publication in one of the two states.

The Society of Professional Journalists’ Keystone Pro and New Jersey chapters have had a long and proud history. Over the past decade, the chapters have attracted college students, media professionals, and community members to various lectures and have provided speakers to these entities along with businesses and organizations.

With the rapid and continued growth of technology, SPJ Keystone, along with the New Jersey chapter, has expanded to assist professionals, educators, and students with training, programs, ethical concerns, research, and FOI questions.

The chapters’ goals continue to be training, programming, supporting all media, informing the public of the journalism profession, diversity, and membership improvement.

The chapters actively support Freedom of Information efforts and welcome those who want to learn more about journalism and its importance to everyone. Colleges, universities, and high schools are invited to form student chapters by affiliating with the Keystone Pro and New Jersey chapters.

Proceeds from the contest go toward training, defending the First Amendment and open government, the legal defense of journalists, student scholarships, and other activities designed to improve journalism and its standing in society.


The Society of Professional Journalists Keystone Chapter announces the start of its Spotlight Contest for work done during 2020. Between the pandemic and the elections, the work of journalists did not waiver. Show us your best. The entries this year will be judged by the Washington, DC chapter.

For further information on the contest contact Pat Trosky at pattrosky@gmail.com.

For more details visit the SPJ website.

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About SPJ:

The statewide chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) annually conducts a contest recognizing excellence in journalism in 20 categories. The Keystone State SPJ Chapter’s most prestigious category, the Spotlight Award, is given to the journalist(s) whose published investigative story or series scooped other media and placed the public’s right to know in the public spotlight.

The PNA Foundation works in cooperation with SPJ leaders to allow the presentation of these awards during the Keystone Media Awards Celebration; however, the PNA Foundation has no other involvement in these awards.

For further information on the contest contact Pat Trosky at pattrosky@gmail.com.