Student Diversity Champion Awards

Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation LogoBeginning in 2022, the PNA Foundation and The Lenfest Institute joined forces to sponsor a Diverse Student Journalist Awards program as part of the Student Keystone Media Awards. In our continuing efforts to recognize, improve and impact diversity, equity and inclusion, this special award honors talented college and high school student journalists, of diverse backgrounds, for outstanding contributions to their newsrooms. Our hope is that the $500 cash award as well as the special recognition will encourage their continued studies and future careers in journalism.

College Diversity Champion Award

This special award recognizes a talented college student journalist, of a diverse background, for outstanding contributions to their newsroom. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, factors such as: ancestry, color, disability or handicap, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, age, veteran status and economic status. Entry should include three examples of work produced and published in 2023. Could include stories, photos, videos, special projects, use of various platforms and other examples of person’s impact on their newsroom. Entries also can be submitted in other contest categories. Entries will be judged together for overall excellence. Nominating letter (unlimited words) from faculty news adviser/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. Winner will receive a framed certificate and a $500 cash award, sponsored by The Lenfest Institute.

The Lenfest Institute

2023 College Diversity Champion Award Winner
sponsored by The Lenfest Institute

Nicolle Elise Majette
Temple University – Philadelphia Neighborhoods

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“Nicolle is smart, has an impeccable work ethic and exhibits strong people skills. She displays quiet confidence, tempered ambition and unmistakable integrity. As a Black woman of Caribbean descent, she knows how limiting marginalization feels and champions inclusion on many fronts. I highly recommend Nicolle Majette for The Lenfest Institute College Diversity Champion Award.” 

From the nomination letter submitted by
Prof. Denise M. James
Journalist Professor at Temple University

 

High School Diversity Champion Award

This special award recognizes a talented high school student journalist, of a diverse background, for outstanding contributions to their newsroom. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, factors such as: ancestry, color, disability or handicap, race, religious creed, sexual orientation and economic status. Entry should include three examples of work produced and published in 2023. Could include stories, photos, videos, special projects, use of various platforms and other examples of person’s impact on their newsroom. Entries also can be submitted in other contest categories. Entries will be judged together for overall excellence. Nominating letter (unlimited words) from school’s faculty news adviser 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. Winner will receive a framed certificate and a $500 cash award, sponsored by AT&T.

 

 

 

 

 

No entries received for the
2023 High School Diversity Champion Award
sponsored by the PNA Foundation

Past Student Diversity Champion Awards

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

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