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Sally Kalson Courage in Journalism Fund Award Nomination

The Sally Kalson Courage in Journalism Fund award will be for a piece of work or series of works published in 2020, either from print, broadcast or social media, produced by a writer living in, working in and writing about issues relevant to Pennsylvania. The work(s) will embody the characteristics of Sally Kalson’s body of work – fearlessness, fortitude and excellence in taking on issues of our time. Read more about the award.

  • The award is open to journalists from broadcast, print or online news operations.

  • The subject of the story or series of stories must be produced by a writer(s) living in and/or working in Pennsylvania, with preference given to writers living/working in the following counties of western Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland. 

  • A piece or series of pieces that aim to achieve justice in any field.

  • Work that adheres to journalistic principles. For example, a piece that goes through some type of fact-checking and/or editing process.

  • An individual can either self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague, supervisor or someone else in the field of journalism.

  • The nominator must fill out a form that answers questions articulating why this story or series of stories deserves consideration and demonstrates the work’s impact.

  • Why this story? Summarize the piece’s impact.

Deadline to nominate: June 30, 2021.

Please fill out and submit the nomination form below. If you have any questions, please contact Taren Lumley at 412-394-2622 or lumleyt [at]

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