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Work of 4 Reading Eagle staffers recognized in Pa. media awards

The work of four Reading Eagle staffers has been recognized in the 2024 Keystone Media Awards.

Photographer Bill Uhrich won first and second place in the breaking news category for his photos of a second fire at a Reading chemical plant and a three-alarm house fire, respectively.

Reading firefighters battle a two-alarm blaze at the former Lincoln Industrial Chemical Co. building at Ninth and Laurel streets Thursday night. (BILL UHRICH -READING EAGLE)
Reading firefighters battle a two-alarm blaze at the former Lincoln Industrial Chemical Co. building at Ninth and Laurel streets in November. (BILL UHRICH -READING EAGLE)
Reading firefighters battle a 2-alarm fire Monday in the 1300 block of Spruce Street. (BILL UHRICH - READING EAGLE)
Reading firefighters battle a 2-alarm fire in November in the 1300 block of Spruce Street. (BILL UHRICH – READING EAGLE)

Reporter David Mekeel finished second in the news feature category for his story on a shooting survivor’s miraculous recovery.

Sports reporter Rich Scarcella placed second in the sports/outdoors column category for a series of columns on Penn State football.

And reporter Karen Shuey received an honorable mention in news beat reporting for a series of stories from her Berks County government-based beat.

“These awards continue the tradition of Reading Eagle staffers’ quality work being recognized by their peers,” Editor Dave Mowery said. “They represent the dedication the entire staff brings to their job of keeping our community informed.”

The statewide contest is run by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association.


Source: Berkshire mont

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