- Associated Press - Friday, April 4, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors announced winners of the group’s annual writing and photo contests on Friday.

Cash awards will be presented to the first-place winners at the PAPME’s annual convention in State College on May 30.

Judges also selected “Best of Show” winners in news and photos across all circulation divisions, and a photographer to receive the Paul Vathis Memorial Photography Portfolio Award, in honor of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer from Pennsylvania. Winners for those three prizes will be revealed at the award ceremony.

The entries were judged by editors at AP member newspapers in New York.





First: James O’Toole, Tim McNulty, Karen Langley, Andrew McGill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Early Returns”

Second: Bob Batz, Melissa McCart, Gretchen McKay, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “PG Plate”

Business Writing

First: Donald Gilliland, The Patriot-News, Mechanicsburg, “Fragile Future: Harrisburg University’s struggle to survive”

Second: Mark Belko, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Why did it fail?”


First: Tony Norman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Someday, today’s gun laws will be absurd”

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