John Baer (journalist)
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John Baer Journalist
John M. Baer
EducationMount St. Mary's University
Temple University
OccupationJournalist
Notable credit(s)
Philadelphia Daily News

John M. Baer is an American journalist formerly with The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Career

Baer has won numerous awards for column-writing and investigative journalism, including honors from the Associated Press Managing Editors, the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists and the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. In 2018, he won First Place in the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Media Awards for commentary on issues of law and justice. In 2015, he won First Place for column-writing in the Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association's Keystone Press Awards and First Place for column-writing from the Associated Press Managing Editors. He was a recipient of the Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association's 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award for Excellence in recognition of "outstanding service" to the Pennsylvania newspaper industry. He was a recipient of the 2014 Common Cause of Pennsylvania Media Award for "distinguished reporting" on ethics and accountability in government. He is the author of the book "On the Front Lines of Pennsylvania Politics: Twenty-Five Years of Keystone Reporting"(The History Press, 2012). He is a founder and president of the Pennsylvania Press Club and a board member and past president of the Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents Association.

In 2009, he was awarded the Simon Brute Medal by the Mount St. Mary's University National Alumni Association.

In 2020, he was interviewed by Penn State University's Department of Journalism for inclusion in its Pennsylvania Journalists Oral History Program.

The political website PoliticsPA gave him an "Honorable Mention" in their "Best Capitol Correspondent" feature, saying that Baer's "articles cut through all the Capitol B.S. and gives readers a simple, straightforward understanding of politics and state government."[1] In 2002, the National Journal named him one of the top 10 political journalists outside Washington, DC.[2] In 2005, he was named one of "Pennsylvania's Most Influential Reporters" by the Pennsylvania political news website PoliticsPA.[3]

In 2007, he received a Second Place Keystone Press Award for his column from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.[4] In 2008, the political website PolitickerPA.com named him one of the "Most Powerful Political Reporters" in Pennsylvania.[5] In 2016 and in 2008, he received an "Honorable Mention" Keystone Press Award for his column from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.[6] The Pennsylvania Report named him to the 2009 "The Pennsylvania Report 100" list of influential figures in Pennsylvania politics and described him as the "one journalist who should be read by all politicos."[7]

Early Life and education

Baer earned a degree from Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland and a master's degree from Temple University.[2] He studied at the Brookings Institution and worked in Congress as a Fellow of the American Political Science Association.[2] He has also attended the Loyola Law School in Los Angeles inaugural Journalist Law School program.[2]

References

  1. ^ "The Best and Worst Capitol Correspondents". PoliticsPA. The Publius Group. 2002. Archived from the original on 2002-01-14.
  2. ^ a b c d "John Baer". Philadelphia Daily News. Philly Online, LLC. Archived from the original on 2009-08-17.
  3. ^ "Pennsylvania's Most Influential Reporters". PoliticsPA. 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-01-09.
  4. ^ "2007 Keystone Press Award Winners - Division I" (PDF). Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-22.
  5. ^ Edge, Wally (July 21, 2008). "Most powerful political reporters". PolitickerPA.com. The Observer Media Group.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "2008 Keystone Press Award Winners - Division I" (PDF). Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-22.
  7. ^ "PA Report 100" (PDF). Pennsylvania Report. Capital Growth, Inc. January 23, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 14, 2009.

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