Philly Biz Journal Takes PPA Website Honors — The Philadelphia Business Journal won top honors in this year’s Philadelphia Press Association contest.
Awards were presented tonight, June 21, at the Bala Golf Club on Belmont Avenue.
Taking second place was the Jewish Exponent. BillLawrenceOnline took third and South Philly Review received honorable mention.
Jim Vanore won first place for website feature writing with “Whose Abusing Children Now” regarding the Penn State Scandal. Chris Freind writing for BillLawrenceOnline took second place for “Why Mitt Romney” while Bill Lawrence writing for the same website took third with “Shots From Sandy”.
For website news writing, Amanda Snyder of South Philly Review took first place for “Domestic Dispute”. Pattie Price writing for BillLawrenceOnline took second for “He Allegedly”; Bill Lawrence took third for “DNC Head Gets Heckled At Synagogue Rally”and Hillel Zaremba writing for BillLawrenceOnline took third for Pennsylvania “HRC’s CAIR Connection.”
The Grand Award for Public Service went to John George of the Philadelphia Business Journal for “Labor Pains” which documented the impact of the closing of the large number of maternity wards in the region.
A complete list of winners can be found here.