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.
Reinherz is a finalist in the following categories: Spot/Breaking News (“Collapse of Fern Hollow Bridge Raises Questions and Awe”); News Feature ( “Shortage of Care Professionals Poses Crisis for Families of Those With Disabilities”); Traditional Feature (“The Gift of a Winter Coat Results in Hall of Fame Friendship”); Lifestyle (“Kerry Weber Uses Swissvale Skateboard Park to Foster Inclusivity”); Sports (“NBA Player Promotes Peace in Israel While Fulfilling Pittsburgh Teaching”); Profile (“No More Horn but Lots of Gratitude: Israeli Musician Praises Early Pittsburgh Days”).
Rullo is a finalist in the following categories: Enterprise/Investigative (“Local Impact of URJ Ethics Investigation”); Arts/Entertainment (“Author Jerry Stahl Confronts ‘The Worst of Humanity’ in New Book”); Columns/Blogs ( “This Is Israel Calling”).
Tabachnick is a finalist in the category of Public Affairs/Politics/Government (“We Tried to Interview Summer Lee. Here’s What Happened”).
Vellucci is a finalist in the categories of History/Culture (“A Torah’s Journey: From Lithuania to Pennsylvania to Israel”) and Profile (“Prolific Letter Writer Oren Spiegler on Five Decades of Missives”).
Winners will be announced during the annual Golden Quills dinner on Tuesday, May 30 at the Rivers Casino. PJC