Pennsylvania Newspaper Association honors three RACC students

Garry Lenton, president of the Pennsylvania Society of News Editors, presents Keystone Press Awards to Brett Schultz, left, and Joshua R. Templin, former editor of the Front Street Journal.

With the recent announcement that a three of our FSJ staffers won Keystone Press Awards, it is now time for the winners, Joshua Templin and Brett Schultz hit the Keystone Press Awards in Hershey!

Three staffers and alumni on the Front Street Journal, Reading Area Community College’s student newspaper, were rewarded March 14 for achievements  in journalism.

The Front Street Journal, scored victories in the 2018 Student Keystone Press Awards, Division III, for two-year colleges, presented by Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.

Brett Schultz earned first place in the Column category for his entry headlined “Clicking ‘buy’; Locking down your PC; Give me liberty — or give me likes.”

Former editor Joshua R. Templin placed second in the review category for his piece called “Woman Town.”

Amanda O’Donahue scored an honorable mention for her Editorial “A True Record.”

The awards were presented at the Student Keystone Press Awards luncheon during the America East Media Business & Technology Conference in Hershey.

The Keystone Press Awards reinforce excellence by individuals in the news media profession, by recognizing journalism that consistently provides relevance, integrity and initiative in serving readers, and faithfully fulfills its First Amendment rights/responsibilities.  Further, the Keystone Press Awards stimulate journalists to improve their craft and ultimately improve their community.