PSNE President's Awards 


In 2012, for the first time ever, the PSNE Board of Directors decided to present two special awards in recognition of exceptional reporting that has brought distinction to Pennsylvania journalism, as demonstrated by receipt of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize.


Named the PSNE President’s Awards, these awards were presented to:


Sara Ganim and members of The Patriot-News Staff for their Pulitzer prize for local reporting, which the Pulitzer Board described as “courageously revealing and adeptly covering the explosive Penn State sex scandal involving former football coach Jerry Sandusky”; and  


The Staff of the Philadelphia Inquirer for their Pulitzer prize for public service for its exploration of pervasive violence in the city’s schools, using powerful print narratives and videos to illuminate crimes committed by children against children and to stir reforms to improve safety for teachers and students.



*NOTE:  These awards will not be presented each year, and will only be awarded when deemed appropriate by the current PSNE Board of Directors.