Penn State students earn more Keystone Media Awards than any other school

Arlene Wolk holds a prayer book at her home. Wolk, a congregant who missed Shabbat services at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, 2018, and was spared from being in the center of the deadliest anti-Semitic hate crime in American history, was featured in an award-winning story by a Penn State student about the death penalty. Credit: John Beale / Penn StateCreative Commons

Twenty-three entries from Penn State students — the most of any institution in its student division — earned top finishes in the annual Keystone Media Awards.

Top-three finishers in each of 17 categories will be honored during the Student Keystone Media Awards Event and College Fair, scheduled April 8 in Harrisburg.

Penn State’s performance included nine first-place finishes, seven second-place finishes and seven honorable mentions in the division for four-year colleges with enrollment of more than 10,000 students.

A plaque will be awarded to those who finished in first place, and certificates will be awarded for second place and honorable mention.

The Student Keystone Press Awards contest recognizes high school and college journalism that provides relevance, integrity and initiative in serving readers. 

Any student at any public, private or parochial Pennsylvania high school, college or university who has had his or her material published in the school newspaper may enter the contest. Students who have had their work published on a digital news site may enter the contest provided the site meets the criteria as outlined in the contest rules.

Last Updated June 02, 2021