Sweepstakes winners to share videos, not speeches

When the winners of the Sweepstakes Awards are honored at tonight’s Keystone Banquet, the audience will see something different — videos from six of the seven honored newspapers.

“We wanted to embrace the changing industry,” said Melinda Condon, executive director of the Pennsylvania News Media Association Foundation.

In the past, editors from the sweepstakes-winning newspapers gave speeches.

Melinda Condon prepares awards that will be handed out at the Keystone Awards banquet Saturday night at the Wyndham Gettysburg/
Melinda Condon prepares awards that will be handed out at the Keystone Awards banquet Saturday night at the Wyndham Gettysburg/

Sweepstakes awards are given to news organizations in seven  circulation divisions. Winners are determined by the number of points awarded for first and second place and honorable mention.

Videos will also be shown from the winner of the first-place Distinguished Visual Award, Stephen Jiwanmall, of the Bucks County Courier Times, and the Calkins Media Distinguished Video Award, Gwen Titley, of the Beaver County Times.

The sweepstakes winners are:

Division I: Philadelphia Daily News

Division II: Reading Eagle

Division III: Citizens’ Voice, Wilkes-Barre

Division IV:  The Indiana Gazette

Division V: Philadelphia City Paper

Division VI: Central Penn Business Journal, Harrisburg

Division VII: Bethlehem Press

 

 

The awards banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. in Salons C, D, E and F of the Wyndham Gettysburg.

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