The Lenfest Institute Emerging Journalist Award (Keystone Media Awards)

The Lenfest Institute Emerging Journalist Award (Keystone Media Awards)




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.

Congratulations to Gillian McGoldrick (LNP, Lancaster), winner of the 2020 Lenfest Institute Emerging Journalist Award!

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.

*Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the May 30 Keystone Media Awards Celebration has been canceled.  The PNA Foundation is reviewing alternative ways of recognizing and celebrating the outstanding efforts of professional PA journalists.  More information will be available in the coming months.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these changes that are affecting all aspects of our lives.

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