The work of two Northside Chronicle journalists has made it to the finals in the 2021 Golden Quill Awards.

By NSC Staff

Photo: Janine Faust, former editorial intern at The Northside Chronicle, and Ashlee Green, the publication’s managing editor, have been selected as Golden Quill Awards finalists for their reporting work in 2020.

The journalistic work of Janine Faust and Ashlee Green has been recognized in the finals of the 2021 Golden Quill Awards. “Century-Old Sign Company Has True Grit,” an article by Faust, a former editorial intern at the newspaper, is a finalist in the History-Culture category. The article profiles Warren Jones, the great-grandson of Albert Eastwood Jones Sr., who founded the Northside-based A.E. Jones Sign Co. in 1897. It also explains how he and the three generations before him have led the business with resilience through various economic downturns including the Great Depression, the Steel Crisis, and most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic.

“‘Tour de Quarantine’ the Brainchild of Pittsburgh Cycling Commentator,” written by Green, The Northside Chronicle’s managing editor, is a finalist in the Sports category. The article details “Tour de Quarantine,” a spoof cycling race created by Pittsburgher-based, real-life cycling commentator Brad Sohner. Sohner, stuck mostly inside his home last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, started casually filming bicyclists on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail from his window across the river. He added his own commentary for fun and the videos, to Sohner’s surprise, went viral. 

This is the 57th year of the annual Golden Quill Awards, presented by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania. The awards recognize professional excellence across various journalistic mediums. This year’s winners will be announced in the fall at an awards dinner at the Rivers Casino. Check out the full list of finalists here.

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