Daily News columnist Jenice Armstrong, a pop culture critic who pokes holes in - and fun at - national, local and celebrity news, was named Print Journalist of the Year in Philadelphia.
Armstrong, who also writes a blog, Hey Jen, will be honored by the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists at the 4th Annual Awards Banquet and Ceremony on June 13, at CBS 3 Studios on Hamilton Street near 15th.
Named Broadcast Journalist of the Year was Arthur Fennell, managing editor of CN8-TV, who also anchors "Art Fennel Reports."
Lisa Thomas-Laury, of 6ABC, longtime anchor and general assignment reporter, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award .
Thomas-Laury returned to journalism after suffering for more than three years from a rare chronic nerve disorder.
The late Jack Jones, a Philly native, the city's first African-American TV anchor will receive the "Trailblazer Award, posthumously. Jones died in 1991 of pancreatic cancer.
Winning the Community Service Award is Loraine Ballard Morrill, of Clear Channel Communications, for three decades of award-winning radio campaigns against violence and drug abuse and for promoting racial harmony.
Kirstin Evans and Jerome Bailey, both graduating seniors won $1,000 PABJ scholarships. Evans, a senior at Cherokee High School in Marlton, plans to attend Spelman College. Bailey, a senior at the Woodlynde School, in Strafford, Pa., will attend Hofstra University. *