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The Allegheny Front’s reporters were honored with two Golden Quills for Excellence in Audio Journalism for stories in the Wild Pennsylvania series from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania during their 55th Golden Quill dinner on May 31, 2019. Several stories were finalists in the audio journalism category.

The Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors awarded three first place honors on stories about conservation, pipelines and air pollution.

Read and Listen to our award-winners and finalists.

EXCELLENCE IN AUDIO JOURNALISM — TRADITIONAL FEATURE, PRESS CLUB OF WESTERN PA. and FIRST PLACE FEATURE, PA. AP MANAGING EDITORS

The Lure of the Saw-Whet Owl

EXCELLENCE IN AUDIO JOURNALISM — SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENT, PRESS CLUB OF WESTERN PA.

Burning the Forest to Protect One of its Most Threatened Visitors

FIRST PLACE – ENTERPRISE REPORTING, PA. AP MANAGING EDITORS

Are Pipelines to Blame for Decline in Ancient Salamanders?

FIRST PLACE – DOCUMENTARY (which included 2 stories below), PA. AP MANAGING EDITORS

Asthma, dirty air and the struggle to clean up a chronic polluter

Fighting Air Pollution With Stories and Friendship

FINALISTS

Excellence in Audio Journalism Golden Quill Finalists:

Science/Environment

These Hungry Beetles Could Save Pennsylvania’s Hemlocks

Wild Pennsylvania series

Traditional Feature

Fighting Air Pollution with Stories and Friendship

News Feature

StateImpact Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Suburbs Decide as Fracking Comes Near: Welcome It, or Resist?

StateImpact Pennsylvania: In Pennsylvania, No Oversight of Where Some Pipelines Can Be Built

Documentary

One Town’s Saga of Few Jobs, Chronic Pollution and the Coming Chemical Boom