The Lenfest Institute Diverse Journalist Award

The Lenfest Institute Diverse Journalist Award


Award will be presented May 30, 2020


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.

Entries are currently being judged. 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.  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.