Awards

Awards

Philadelphia Neighborhoods is proud of our student reporters and the journalism they produce. Throughout the years, several organizations have also recognized their efforts and many have been singled out for various awards.

 

Society of Professional Journalist

Society of Professional Journalists
2009
– Region 1, Mark of Excellence Award
– 1st Place,
Shannon McDonald, Online Feature Reporting-Four Year College University, Black and Blue
2nd Place, Philadelphia Neighborhoods Staff, Online In-Depth Reporting-4 Year College/University, Police and Communities
3rd Place, Philadelphia Neighborhoods Staff, Best Independent Online Student Publication-Four Year College University

2010
– Region 1, Mark of Excellence Award
– 1st Place,
Mark of Excellence Award, Philadelphia Neighborhoods Staff, Best Independent Online Student Publication-4 Year College/University
2nd Place, Mark of Excellence Award, Kait Privitera and Eric Pellini, Online Sports Reporting- 4 Year College/University, Kensington: Home of Mixed Martial Arts Champ

2011
– Region 1, Mark of Excellence Award

1st Place, Philadelphia Neighborhoods Staff, Best Independent Online Student Publication-Four Year College University
2nd Place, Philadelphia Neighborhoods Staff, In-Depth Reporting-4 Year College/University, South Africa
2nd Place, Christine Fisher, General News Reporting-4 Year College/University, Philadelphia Housing Authority

2012
– Region 1, Mark of Excellence Award
– 3rd Place,
Mark of Excellence, Dillon Mast, Online Feature Reporting (Large), Scrappers

2015
– Region 1, Mark of Excellence Award
– 1st Place, 
Best Digital-Only Student Publication, Philadelphia Neighborhoods Staff

National, Mark of Excellence Award
1st Place, Best Digital-Only Student Publication, PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com

 

 

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Associated College Press
2011
4th Place, Multimedia Story of the Year Award, Multimedia Sports, Kait Privitera and Eric Pellini
Online Pacemaker Finalist Award, Philadelphia Neighborhoods

2012
2nd Place, Multimedia Story of the Year Award, Multimedia Feature, Kriston Bethel and Tim Johnson
4th Place, Multimedia Story of the Year Award, Multimedia Feature, Kriston Bethel and Tim Johnson
Online Pacemaker Finalist Award, Philadelphia Neighborhoods
Online Pacemaker Award, Philadelphia Neighborhoods

2013
3rd Place, Multimedia Story of the Year, Dillon Mast

2014
Honorable Mention, Multimedia Story of the Year, Multimedia News, Charles Watson, Germantown: TCRC Philly Making Wrongs to Rights

 

Keystone

Keystone News Media
Student Keystone Press Awards- Division I

2011
1st Place, Kait Privitera, Photo Story
1st Place, Kait Privitera, Ongoing News Coverage
1st Place, Kymberly Bays, Sports Story
1st Place, Philadelphia Neighborhoods Staff, Public Service/Enterprise package
1st Place, Kymberly Bays, Ongoing News Coverage
1st Place, Eric Pellini, Ongoing News Coverage
1st Place, Thomas Dougherty, Personality Profile
1st Place, Ongoing News Coverage, Eric Pellini, Kait Privitera, Kymberly Bays, Kensington: On the Road to Recovery; Kensington: Victory Outreach Solving Drug Problems One Person at a Time; Kensington: Ministry Reaching At-Risk Teens Through Boxing
– 1st Place,
Personality, Thomas Dougherty, Strawberry Mansion: Mrs. Palmer of Diamond Street
– 1st Place,
Sports, Kymberly Bays, Kensington: Ministry Reaching At-Risk Teens Through Boxing
– 1st Place,
Photo, Kait Privitera, Germantown: Obama Visits the Neighborhood

2012
– 1st Place,
Public Service/Enterprise Package, Staff, 1000 Smokers
– 2nd Place,
Public Service/Enterprise, Ashley Hall, Ashley Nguyen, South Philadelphia: George W. Nebinger Elementary School Survives
– 2nd Place,
Website, Philadelphia Neighborhoods Staff

2013
– 1st Place,
Public Service/Enterprise, Tim Johnson, Kriston Bethel, Kate Hartman, Ben Griffiths, Hunting Park: Abandoned Buildings Plague the Neighborhood While City Organizations Work Toward Improvement; Plan Philly: Vacant School Buildings Affect Surrounding Communities
– 2nd Place,
Personality Profile, Angelo Fichera, Megan McNerney, Chestnut Hill: Iraq Native Earns Prestigious Boy Scout Award
– 2nd Place,
Website, Philadelphia Neighborhoods Staff
2nd Place, Personality Profile, Megan McNerney

2014
1st Place, Public Service/Enterprise Package, Staff, Kensington: Rise of the Kensington Tigers Football Team
1st Place, Feature Story, Max Pulcini, Kensington: Rise of the Kensington Tigers Football Team
1st Place, Sports Story, Staff, Kensington: Rise of the Kensington Tigers Football Team
1st Place, Website, Philadelphia Neighborhoods Staff
2nd Place, Ongoing News Coverage, Staff, Philadelphia School Closings: A Special Report

2015
2nd Place, Ongoing News Coverage, Staff, Philadelphia LGBTQI Community News
2nd Place, Website, Philadelphia Neighborhoods Staff
Honorable Mention, Sports Photo,  Patrick McCarthy, Andrew Thayer, Port Richmond: Iconic Boxing Gym Not Down for the Count

2016
– 1st Place,
Public Service/Enterprise Package, Philadelphia Neighborhoods: Education, Staff
2nd Place, Ongoing News Coverage, Philadelphia Neighborhoods: Education, Staff
Honorable Mention, Ongoing News Coverage, 2015 Philadelphia Papal Visit Coverage, Staff

2017
– 2nd Place,
Sports Story, Maggie Andresen, Gym Stands to Box Out Violence
2nd Place, Website, Philadelphia Neighborhoods Staff

 

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William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program
2009

20th Place, Multimedia, Marie Tedesco

2011
17th Place, Broadcast, Eric Pellini

2012
5th Place, Broadcast, Michael Gaudini, An Artist with a Heart of Bronze

2014
11th Place, Multimedia, Marissa Nicole Pina, Center City: Protesters Stage Die-In and March Through City Hall
17th Place, Multimedia, Bob Stewart and Jeff Neiburg, Rhawnhurst: Danger and Disease in Pennypack Creek

2016
8th Place, Multimedia III/Enterprise Reporting, Maggie Andresen

 

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Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
2012
1st Place, Newspaper & Online News Division, Journalism Project Award, Christopher Harper and Linn Washington

 

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America East Digital Media Contest
2013

1st Place, Best Multimedia, Philadelphia Neighborhoods
3rd Place, Best Overall Use of Social Media, Philadelphia Neighborhoods

 

EPPY

EPPY
2011
Honorable Mention, Best College/University Journalistic or Documentary Report, Philadelphia Neighborhoods, A Special Report on John Perzel
Honorable Mention, Best College/University Investigative or Documentary Report, Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Smoking
Honorable Mention, Best College/University Journalism Website, Philadelphia Neighborhoods
Honorable Mention, Best College/University Journalistic or Documentary Report, Philadelphia Neighborhoods, A Special Report on Housing
Honorable Mention, Best College/University Journalistic or Documentary Report, Philadelphia Neighborhoods, A Special Report on South Africa
Honorable Mention, Best College/University Newspaper Website, Philadelphia Neighborhoods

2012
Honorable Mention, Best College/University Journalistic or Documentary Report, Philadelphia Neighborhoods, South Africa

2013
– Best College/University Newspaper Website,
Philadelphia Neighborhoods
– Best Use of Social Media for News Services with under 1 million unique monthly visitors,

PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com,  South Africa
Honorable Mention, Best Community Service on a Media-Affiliated Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors, PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com, Philadelphia School Closings
Honorable Mention, Best Community Service on a Media-Affiliated Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors, PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com, Rise of the Tigers
Honorable Mention, Best Sports Video under 1 million unique monthly visitors, PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com, Rise of the Tigers

2014
Honorable Mention, Best News Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors, PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com
Honorable Mention, Best Redesign/Relaunch with under 1 million unique monthly visitors, PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com
Honorable Mention, Best College/University Investigative/Documentary Report, PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods, Rhawnhurst: Danger and Disease in Pennypack Creek

2015
– Best College/University Newspaper Website,
Philadelphia Neighborhoods

2016
Finalist, Best College/University Newspaper Website, Philadelphia Neighborhoods