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PHIA recognizes five newspapers for reporting and commentary

May 19, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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Five Pennsylvania newspapers were honored at PHIA’s Transportation Conference and Annual Meeting for excellence in reporting and commentary during the last year.

The Chambersburg Public Opinion, Carlisle Sentinel and Lebanon Daily News, collaborating under the banner of the Central Pennsylvania Joint Reporting Project, were recognized for the series titled “Interstate 81: Troubled Highway,” published in all three papers in January.

The series examined the ways I-81 has re-shaped the smaller communities along its path, and it took a critical look at the future of one of the country’s most important transportation corridors.  The project also received assistance from a Shippensburg University journalism class.  The series can be viewed here. Read more

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I-81 series a must-read for transportation issue aficionados

January 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on I-81 series a must-read for transportation issue aficionados
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This week, the Chambersburg Public Opinion, Carlisle Sentinel and Lebanon Daily News published an ambitious four-part series titled “Interstate 81: Troubled Highway.”   The fall semester journalism class at Shippensburg University also contributed to the project.

The series, published simultaneously by the three newspapers in print and online, examined the ways I-81 has re-shaped the smaller communities along its path, both as an economic lifeline and a challenge to public safety. The series also noted that the highway’s continued viability is increasingly at risk due to little funding or public commitment to its future. Read more