The Lenfest Institute Emerging Journalist Award

The Lenfest Institute Emerging Journalist Award


Award will be presented May 30, 2020


Harrisburg, PA


Teresa Shaak




The Lenfest Institute Emerging Journalist Award

This award (created in 2011 and formerly known as the Edith Hughes Emerging Journalist Award), encourages talented young journalists to continue in their careers. This is open to professional journalists with two years or less experience (excluding internships or fellowships). Submit three stories or story packages published in the year specified. Entries can also be submitted in other categories. Entries will be judged together for overall excellence in writing, reporting, and use of storytelling platforms. Nominating letter (unlimited words) from supervising editor required. There is no limit on the number of entries from any news organization or journalist; however, no more than one award will be given each year.

Entries are currently being judged. This contest is a category within the Keystone Media Awards.

Winner will receive a personalized award and a $500 cash award, sponsored by The Lenfest Institute. Award will be presented at the Keystone Media Awards Celebration on Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Harrisburg.

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