Alumna, intern on award-winning Times team

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A recent Department of Communication graduate and a current intern were among the members of a Times-Tribune news team that won an Inland Press Association award for explanatory reporting this week.

Cecelia Baress (’08), staff writer, and A.J. Manderichio (’10), Metro intern, wrote articles for the newspaper’s annual special section assessing the economy in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The section, Outlook ’09: A survivor’s guide to the recession, won first place in the explanatory reporting category.

The Times-Tribune also earned a first place award for investigative reporting for Sarah Hofius Hall’s series on neglected foreign exchange students brought to Scranton by the San Francisco-based Aspect Foundation, as well a first place award for personality/individual profile story recognizing David Singleton’s profile of Sister Adrian Barrett.

The Inland Press Association is a not-for-profit newspaper association with more than 1,100 member newspapers across all 50 states, Canada and Bermuda.

Manderichio is currently taking part in a special competitive internship program set up between the Times-Tribune and the University of Scranton’s Department of Communication. Students gain hand-on experience in journalism with special guidance from mentors at the newspaper. Baress is an alumna of the program as well.

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