The Lenfest Institute Diverse Journalist Award

The Lenfest Institute Diverse Journalist Award


Contest opens November 2019; Awards presented May 2020


Harrisburg, PA


Teresa Shaak




Check back soon for the 2020 contest rules!

Congratulations to Aneri Pattani, Philadelphia Inquirer, winner of the 2019 Lenfest Institute Diverse Journalist Award!

This special award, in its inaugural year, 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.

Winner will receive a personalized plaque as well as a $500 cash award, sponsored by The Lenfest Institute.

Entries for the 2019 award must have been submitted via the Keystone Press Awards contest by 11:59 p.m., January 31, 2019.