Pittsburgh Institute for Nonprofit Journalism wins five Golden Quills including best-of-show for Allegheny County Jail investigation 

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The Pittsburgh Institute for Nonprofit Journalism was awarded five Golden Quills in the Western Pennsylvania Press Club’s 2022 Golden Quills competition, including Best-of-Show for an investigation into the Allegheny County Jail kitchen. 

The Golden Quills is a competition that honors professional and student excellence in print, broadcast, photography, videography and digital journalism in Western Pennsylvania and nearby counties in Ohio and West Virginia

PINJ won its best-of-show, the Ray Sprigle Memorial Award in Division 3 for “COVID-19, Rodents, Unpaid Labor: A Year in the Allegheny County Jail Kitchen,” written by Brittany Hailer.

PINJ’s Golden Quill awards are as follows:

Excellence in Written Journalism — Division 3

Enterprise/Investigative

“COVID-19, Rodents, Unpaid Labor: A Year in the Allegheny County Jail Kitchen” by Brittany Hailer  

News Feature

“Leveling the Playing Field” by Mary Niederberger  

Public Affairs/Politics/Government

“It Started With a Parking Ticket and Ended With a Police Shooting. Four Years Later, The Defendant Has Yet To Go To Trial”   By Brittany Hailer, Jody DiPerna and Mary Niederbeger

Education

“Leveling the Playing Field” by Mary Niederberger