Nearly two dozen journalists win statewide awards for LNP | LancasterOnline and the caucus | Local News

The TNL team | LancasterOnline and The Caucus have won nearly two dozen Keystone Press Awards from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association for their coverage of community-impacting and statewide issues in 2021.

The competition categories cover all sections, including sports, feature films, crime, breaking news and politics, and they include headline writing, design, photography and videography.

NL | LancasterOnline competes in PNA Division 1 against Pennsylvania’s most widely read news outlets, those with 50,000 or more subscribers. Other division news outlets include The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Patriot-News/Pennlive in Harrisburg, and The Morning Call in Allentown. The caucus competes in Division 7, which is for niche posts across all broadcasts.

The Keystone Media Awards “reinforce excellence in individuals in the news media profession, recognizing journalism that consistently provides relevance, integrity and initiative in the service of readers and the public, and faithfully discharges its rights/responsibilities of the first amendment. Additionally, the Keystone Media Awards inspire journalists to improve their craft and ultimately improve their community,” according to the association’s website. The awards were presented last week at a luncheon in Harrisburg.

“We are honored that our team of hard-working journalists have been honored with the 2022 Keystone Awards,” said Caroline Muraro, President of LNP Media Group, which publishes LNP | Lancasters online. “The daily effort of these winners exemplifies exceptional journalism that faithfully serves our readers, and we are grateful to them to be part of our team.”

WITF News Director Tim Lambert covered the aftermath of United Flight 93 after the plane crashed in western Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. The terrorists who hijacked the plane had it crashed on part of his family’s property in the county of Somerset, giving him a different perspective – – and unique access – to the historic event.



Here’s a look at award-winning journalism from LNP|LancasterOnline and The Caucus:

First place

News page design: Abby Rhoad and Diana Abreu

News Page Design: Angel Luciano (The Caucus)

Presentation page design: Chris Emlet

Investigative Reporting: Mike Wereschagin, “Gettysburg, Revisited” (The Caucus)

The second place

News Page Design: Diana Abreu, Abby Rhoad, Chris Emlet

Featured Photo: Chris Knight, Sunset Reflection

Breaking News: Staff, for the Miller Homicide Case

Latest sports news: John Walk, “Endline to Endline”

Personality Profile: Alex Geli, “An Essay on Father’s Day: Becoming a Pandemic Parent”

Corporate Reporting: Brad Bumsted and Russ Walker, “State of Chaos” (The Caucus)

Reporting: Sam Janesch and Shaniece Holmes-Brown, “The Signature Matching Problem” (The Caucus)

The Conestoga River has been important to Lancastrians for centuries. Take a trip back in time and discover how the river was the lifeblood of recreation for thousands at the turn of the 20th century.



Honorable mention

Breaking News: Ty Lohr, Chris Knight, Erik Yabor, Mount Joy House Explosion

Current News: Staff, Mount Joy House Explosion

Written by: Suzanne Cassidy

Sports Rhythms Reporting: Mike Gross, for Penn State football coverage

Personality Profile: Dan Nephin, “The Life (and Death) of a Soldier in Afghanistan”

News Photo: Ty Lohr, Mount Joy house explosion

News Event Photo: Ty Lohr, “First Hugs”

Personality Profile: Sam Janesch, Brad Bumsted, “Which Jake?” (The caucus)

Documentary: Ty Lohr, “Conestoga River, Flowing Through History”

News Video: Ty Lohr, “Return to Flight 93”

Presentation video: Tyler Huber, “Legends of Lancaster: 1906 Dynamite Explosion”

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