Sentinel staff win newspaper awards, including “Online Journalistic Innovation” for Work on Clean Air

May 30, 2009: Sentinel News

Sentinel staff win newspaper awards

The Sentinel and Shippensburg Sentinel won numerous awards in statewide newspaper competitions presented this weekend in Gettysburg.

The Sentinel earned the sweepstakes award in the annual Keystone Press Awards for the 15th time in the past 20 years and the second year in a row.

The Pennsylvania Newspaper Association presents its top honor to the papers that win the most individual awards in their circulation division. The Sentinel each year vies with more than 30 newspapers under 20,000 in size.

The Shippensburg Sentinel competes in the division for weeklies of more than 10,000 in circulation

The daily newspaper also won a number of awards in the prestigious Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors’ annual competition.

Staff — first, Online Journalistic Innovation, for “A Partnership for Public Health.”

Last fall, The Sentinel joined with the Clean Air Board of Central Pennsylvania and Carlisle Regional Medical Center to purchase equipment to continuously monitor fine particulate matter in the air. Readings are available hourly, along with educational material and articles about air pollution and health, at The Sentinel’s Web site, www.cumberlink.com. A daily average reading is published in the newspaper.

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