PITTSBURGH, August 15, 2005 – The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is pleased to announce its achievement of numerous prestigious awards from highly competitive competitions at the national, state, and local levels.
Garden columnist Doug Oster won two silver awards in the annual Garden Writers Association Golden Globe Awards. Oster won the award for Best Talent in TV/Video Direction/Production and Best Product in the Electronic Media for the segment he wrote, produced and aired about a Holocaust Garden in Mt. Lebanon, PA.
Former Food Editor Suzanne Martinson has won the Bert Greene Award sponsored by the International Association of Culinary Professionals, one of the top three food awards in the country. “To Please A Cook, Butter Her Up” was the name of the wining category essay.
The PG placed very well in the Keystone Division I Statewide Contest awards, receiving the following first place awards: Writing Excellence, General & Departmental News Coverage, and Editorial/Opinion Page Excellence.
Individual Managing Editors Competitions include the following winners: 2nd place in Best Investigative Reporting to Bill Heltzel & Bill Schackner; Best Spot News Reporting to the PG staff; 1st place Best Business Writing to Jim McKay and 2nd place to Dan Fitzpatrick; 1st place Best Feature to Cristina Rouvalis; 2nd place Best Example of Public Service by a Newspaper to the PG Staff; 1st place Best Feature Photo to John Beale; 1st place Best Personality Portrait to John Beale; 1st place Best Photo Story to Annie O’Neill and 2nd place to John Beale.
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