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Schnader Proudly Sponsors the 32nd Annual Schnader Print Media Awards

On November 11, 2011 by Schnader in Litigation

On November 11, 2011, the 32nd Annual William A. Schnader Print Media Awards were announced at a ceremony held in at the Bedford Springs Resort and Spa in Bedford, Pennsylvania.

The annual Schnader Print Media Awards Competition was established more than 30 years ago by the Pennsylvania Bar Association to honor journalistic excellence in legal reporting. Underwritten by the Schnader firm and named after one of the Firm’s founding partners, William A. Schnader, the awards are designed to recognize journalists whose writing fosters greater public understanding of our legal system; informs and educates citizens as to the roles of society and the law, the courts, law enforcement agencies, and the legal profession; and discloses practices or procedures needing correction or improvement so as to encourage and promote efforts to improve and modernize our laws, courts or law enforcement agencies statewide. The awards are given out each year at the annual convention of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.

The Schnader firm is proud to support the Schnader Print Media Awards and congratulates all of the 2011 award recipients. Independent journalism is a critical component to our American democracy, and the work done by each of the winners and by reporters across the Commonwealth each day is essential to supporting a public dialogue that allows the citizenry to be well educated, well informed and engaged regarding critical community and world issues.

The 2011 William A. Schnader Print Media Award Winners:

Beat Coverage: Daily Newspapers (49,000+ Circulation)
1st Place: Peter Hall, The Morning Call, Three Beat Coverage Articles 
2nd Place: Maryclaire Dale, The Associated Press, Pennsylvania, Three Beat Coverage Articles

Beat Coverage: Daily Newspapers (Under 49,000 Circulation) 
1st Place: Ben Finley, Bucks County Courier Times, Three Beat Coverage Article 
2nd Place: David C. Pierce, Pocono Record, Three Beat Coverage Articles

Beat Coverage: Weekly Newspapers 
1st Place: Daniel E. Cummins, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, “To Friend or Not to Friend” 
2nd Place: Daniel E. Cummins, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, “Defense-Oriented Decisions Dominated”

Special Report/Series 
1st Place: Laurie Mason Schroeder, Bucks County Courier Times, “Unlocking the Children and Youth Agency” 
2nd Place: Donald Gilliland, Patriot-News, “Hard Time for Taxpayers”

Editorial/Commentary 
1st Place: Scott Fisher, York Daily Record/Sunday News, “When Cops Break the Law” and “Right Decision in Snyder Case” 
2nd Place: Hank Grezlak, The Legal Intelligencer, “Justices Refused to Grant Lokuta Retrial” and “Court Gets Serious about Recusal”