The Lenfest Institute Diverse Journalist Award (Keystone Media Awards)

The Lenfest Institute Diverse Journalist Award (Keystone Media Awards)




Harrisburg, PA


Teresa Shaak




This special award recognizes a talented journalist, of a diverse background, for outstanding contributions to his or her newsroom. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, factors such as: age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, veteran status and economic status.

Entry should include three examples of work produced and published. Could include stories, photos, videos, special projects, use of various platforms and other examples of person’s impact on his or her newsroom. (Entries may be submitted in other categories.) Entries will be judged together for overall excellence. Nominating letter (unlimited words) from supervising editor required. There is no limit on the number of entries from any newspaper or journalist; however, no more than one award will be given each year.

Congratulations to Hurubie Meko (LNP, Lancaster), winner of the 2020 Lenfest Institute Diverse Journalist Award!

This contest is a category within the Keystone Media Awards.

Winner will receive a personalized plaque as well as 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.