Chronicle Staff Writers Adam Reinherz and David Rullo, Editor Toby Tabachnick, and freelance writer Justin Vellucci are finalists for this year’s Golden Quill Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania that recognizes professional excellence in journalism. Winners will be announced during the annual Golden Quills dinner on Tuesday, May 24 at the Rivers Casino.
Reinherz is a finalist in the following categories: Arts/Entertainment (“Chaiflicks: The Chanukah Gift for When You Don’t Want to Give Pajamas”); Education (“College Is a Pressure Cooker, The Pandemic May Make It Burst”); and Sports (“Youth Sports Return With Newfound Appreciation”).
Rullo is a finalist for: News Feature (“A ‘Respectful Acknowledgement’: Oct. 27 Survivors on Rebuilding Tree of Life”); Medical/Health (“Pittsburgh Jewish Leaders Are Handed Frontline Role in Mental Health,” along with Chris Hedlin of PublicSource); History/Culture (“Its Building’s for Sale, but Beth Israel Synagogue Takes It ‘Shabbos by Shabbos’”); Arts/Entertainment (“Award-Winning Poet Addresses Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting in New Book”) (“Holocaust Center Marks Genocide Awareness Month With ‘Miracle in Rwanda’”); and Lifestyle (“Healing Ink Offers Free Tattoos to Those Affected By Tree of Life Shooting”).
Tabachnick is a finalist for Business/Technology/Consumer (“Experts Talk About Implications of Social Media Crackdown”).
Vellucci is a finalist for Traditional Feature (“‘Our little Mitzvah’: Local Mom Donates Vast Quantities of Breast Milk”); and History/Culture (“Pittsburgh’s Holocaust Torahs Encompass Rich History”). PJC
— Toby Tabachnick