Two Penza journalists win APF countrywide contest
Penza, 14 March 2016. PenzaNews. The PenzaNews editor-in-chief Pavel Polosin and the assistant editor-in-chief of “Novaya Sotsialnaya Gazeta” newspaper Lyudmila Kolomytseva were included in the list of 300 winners of the second Russian countrywide contest of media publications organized by the regional and local independent media support foundation “Truth And Justice” under the All-Russian People’s Front.
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The results of the contest were announced during the foundation’s civil council session held in Moscow on Monday, March 14.
The Penza region was represented in the 2016 contest by 37 journalists who work in TV, radio, printed and online media, and news agencies. Together, they presented a total of 93 submissions, bringing the Penza region into the top 10 most active regions of the competition.
Overall, the contest received nearly 3,500 submissions from journalists of 834 Russian media sources. Most of the submissions were dedicated to communal issues, corruption, preservation of historical and cultural heritage, healthcare, ecology, and forest protection.
Reportedly, all 300 winners of the contest will receive prizes of 300,000 rubles and invitations to the third APF media forum “Truth And Justice” scheduled for early April.
In 2015, a total of 7 representatives of the Penza media won the previous publications contest. Two of them – Pavel Polosin and Lyudmila Kolomytseva – took part in the meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin. A brief talk on data transportation with the President that occurred during the meeting became a point of great public interest in the region after the event.