Press Club of Western Pennsylvania Announces 2015 Golden Quill Awards

PITTSBURGH, May 21, 2015 – The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania announced the winners of the 51st annual Golden Quill Awards during an awards presentation tonight at the Sheraton Hotel, Station Square, Pittsburgh. The Golden Quills competition recognizes professional excellence in written, photographic, broadcast and online journalism in Western Pennsylvania. See the list of winners and finalists here.

Also during the awards presentation, the Press Club recognized David Johnson and Peggy Finnegan of WPXI-TV with the President’s Award, for their career achievements in the field of journalism.

Ginny Frizzi of the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania and the Society of Professional Journalists was honored with this year’s Service to Journalism Award for her contributions to the field of journalism.

Brittany Lauffer of Moon, a junior at Point Park University, received the 2015 Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship. Hannah Smith of Breezewood, a sophomore at Robert Morris University, is the recipient of the first Press Club Scholarship.

The premier sponsor of the 2015 Golden Quill Awards ceremony is Range Resources. Lead sponsors are Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko & Pocrass, P.C.; PR Newswire; Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky; and Trib Total Media. Underwriters are Heinz Endowments, the Observer-Reporter and WPXI-TV.

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