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The Intermountain Jewish Information took residence 12 American Jewish Press Affiliation awards on the 39th annual contest.
The July 2 ceremony was held nearly this 12 months because of the coronavirus pandemic. Initially supposed to happen on the AJPA’s annual convention in Atlanta, the ceremony was held by way of Zoom and Fb Reside.
Newly-elected AJPA President Alan Smason of the Crescent Metropolis Jewish Information (New Orleans) offered.
The IJN gained 5 first place awards, 5 second place awards and two honorable mentions within the classes of Excellence in Characteristic Writing, Writing About Seniors, Writing About Well being Care, Protecting Israel and Zionism, Editorial Writing, Character Profiles, Information Reporting and Writing About Ladies.
The total record of IJN awards is:
Rabbi Hillel Goldberg, IJN Editor & Writer:
- Second Place, The Louis Rapoport Award for Excellence in Commentary (comprised of three entries)
- “Is there a single ethical ideal?,” July 26, 2019
- “Coming in from a different place,” Oct. 4, 2019
- “Yes, directly, Moses speaks to me,” Nov. 22, 2019
Andrea Jacobs, IJN Senior Author:
- First place, Award for Excellence in Characteristic Writing: “Atomic Metropolis,” Sept. 27, 2019 (L’Chaim®)
Judges referred to as it “A vigorous, readable — and totally researched — story that illuminates the Jewish side of a well-known second in American historical past.”
Jacobs additionally gained an honorable point out for this story within the class Excellence in Writing About Ladies.
Judges commented: “Anybody who works in Jewish journalism has learn and written many tales about Holocaust survivors. It may be powerful to strike the correct steadiness between treating the individual as an emblem and uncovering his or her true individuality. The profile of Sara Moses did simply that. It mirrored the horror that Sara endured as a baby, whereas weaving within the perspective she has gained over the a long time.”
Jacobs additionally gained a primary place for this story within the class Excellence in Writing About Ladies.
Judges commented: “Creator Andrea Jacobs brings perception, intelligence, and empathy to her revealing portrait of Rabbi Sandra Cohen, a Denver-area rabbi who has chosen to talk publicly about her wrestle with bipolar dysfunction.
“Neither author nor topic glosses over the punishing affect of this sickness, nor the Jewish group’s must confront the incidence of psychological sickness in its midst. But, by Jacobs’ sharp writing and skillful dealing with of a troublesome topic, Rabbi Cohen emerges as way over the sum of her many well being points — and as somebody about whom the reader grows to care and desires to know extra.”
- Second place, Excellence in Writing about Well being Care, “Gifts of life,” July 5, 2019 (Generations)
Judges commented that “The agony — and the ecstasy — of the Hepner household come alive on this fantastically written account of daughter Hannah’s wrestle with kidney illness and her eventual kidney transplant, a part of an advanced two-step donor course of that additionally concerned her mom’s donation of a kidney to an nameless recipient.
“The story probes each the psychological and bodily ramifications of those procedures; deftly explores the household dynamic, and explains the ins and outs of the living-donor program on the Mayo Clinic, thereby performing a public service.”
Larry Hankin, IJN Affiliate Editor:
One decide wrote: “I really recognize that the author took a normal retirement story and reworked it right into a considerate profile of a Jewish skilled. I really feel like I actually received to know Neal Value. I received a way of what has motivated him. I received a way of his humor. I received a way of the serendipity that he and all of us really feel about our lives.”
Chris Leppek, IJN Assistant Editor:
Judges name the story “a delightfully written account of an enchanting experiment in Jewish dwelling. It learn fantastically and was filled with an abundance of fascinating particulars.”
- Second place, Excellence in Protecting Zionism, Aliyah and Israel, “Denverite endured, survived 1970 Egyptian capture,” Dec. 20, 2019
- Honorable point out, Excellence in Information Reporting,“You never know where they’ll aim,” Nov. 8, 2019
Judges commented: This can be a very full package deal. It experiences the present scenario, advances the story and supplies deep background. Very readable.”
Intermountain Jewish Information Editorial Employees:
- Second Place, Award for Excellence in Editorial Writing (comprised of three entries)
- “Draped in the flag,” Jan. 18, 2019
- “The ‘Jewish Nobel’ is ignoble in principle and practice,” March 1, 2019
- “Warning: ‘The blacks are taking over,’” Sept. 6, 2019
Judges commented: “Two of the editorials had highly effective messages, principally citing hypocrisy, with good reasoning. Third made an awesome level a couple of massive award made to a outstanding man charged with soliciting a prostitute. All three took brave positions.”
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