Brasch Honored by SPJ and Pennsylvania Press Club


Dr. Walter Brasch

Dr. Walter Brasch, professor of journalism at Bloomsburg University, was honored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Pennsylvania Press Club (PPC) for his writings during 2008
His weekly column, “Wanderings”, was named the best commentary in the SPJ Spotlight Awards competition and was second in PPC competition.  His 2,500-word feature, “Murder in an Alaskan Forest”, was first in environmental reporting in the SPJ’s judging.  Brasch also took first in PPC’s personality profile category, “A Swamp Yankee in the Last Frontier,” a study of NSNC member GeoBeach, host of the History Channel’s “Tougher in Alaska” series.  He also won first for government/political reporting for a series of articles about Pennsylvania legislation.
At Bloomsburg, Brasch is editor-in-chief of the award-winning Spectrum Magazine, produced by students in the Program in journalism of the Department of Mass Communications.

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