Pocono Record newsroom wins big in PNA awards!

I am pleased and proud to announce that the Pocono Record newsroom has won the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association’s Keystone Press Award Sweepstakes for the third year in a row!

The sweepstakes is awarded by circulation divisions on the strength of the number and placement of winning entries. First-place finishes get assigned a greater number of points than do second-place finishes and so on, and the points are then tallied to determine sweepstakes champs.

Our 2012 showing was impressive!

15: Total Awards
8: First-place finishes
5: Second-place finishes
2: Honorable mentions

What is striking is the range and depth of categories where we won. It proves – again – that we may be small, but we’re mighty!

1st Place Finishes
Ongoing News Coverage
Howard Frank, David Pierce and Andrew Scott for continuing coverage of the scandal that enveloped Middle Smithfield Township

Sports/Outdoor Column
Tom DeSchriver
Joe Paterno columns

Personality profile
Chad Smith
Timeless teacher, Nearing 90, Sarah Jones amazes students

News Beat Reporting
Andrew Scott
Collection of news beat stories from crime and courts

News Photo
Keith Stevenson
S’burg bridge is coming down

Sports Photo
Adam Richins
Stroke of genius

Page Design
Tom Ostrosky

Headline Writing
Tom Ostrosky
“Ice creams the Poconos,” “Something’s abyss in the roads”; “Mosquitoes gone viral: More West Nile-infected suckers found this year than in last decade.”

2nd Place Finishes
Special Project
Our Losses. Your Stories. We Remember: 9/11 10 Years Later

Rick Koval
Pocono Outdoors columns

Online Breaking News
John Misinco, Marta Gouger, David Kidwell and Andrew Scott
Fatal stabbing in Stroudsburg

Business or Consumer story
Marta Gouger
A new generation of generators

Photo story
Melissa Evanko
Picture-perfect day for a parade

Honorable Mention
Front Page Design
Andrea Higgins

Page Design
Andrea Higgins

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    Chris Mele

    Christopher Mele is the executive editor at the Pocono Record. He assumed the post as the acting editor in December 2009 and was appointed permanently in March 2010. A native New Yorker and Pennsylvania transplant, Mele grew up in the Bronx and went ... Read Full
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