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The New York Press Club Journalism Awards

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Entries have closed for the 2014 New York Press Club Awards For Journalism. Winners will be announced in early May. Our awards presentation dinner will take place June 9th at the Water Club in Manhattan.

An enduring tradition in New York media, the annual New York Press Club Awards For Journalism honor excellence in the craft by writers, reporters, editors, producers, shooters and multimediographers.

Entries are considered in more than 20 categories of reporting from material submitted by New York metropolitan area news organizations and individual journalists.

Judging is by prominent working journalists, former journalists and academics who are selected for their expertise in each category.

Awards unique to the New York Press Club competition are the Gold Keyboard Award, honoring excellence in investigative journalism; Nellie Bly Cub Reporter, honoring the best journalistic effort by an individual new to the profession and The Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York Award for reporting that is most complimentary of New York City.


Updated for 2014:
Press Club Special Awards (Open to All Media)
Gold Keyboard: (Single winner) For the story or series that constitutes outstanding enterprise or investigative reporting. The intention is to award a reporter or news team for digging up and skillfully presenting a story that otherwise would not have been told.
Nellie Bly Cub Reporter: (Single winner) Best journalistic effort by an individual with three years professional experience or less. This is for newcomers to the profession, not newcomers to the tri-state area. A letter from a supervisor attesting to professional tenure must be submitted.
Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York: For the story or series that is most complimentary of New York City. Good news about people, places, deeds.
All Media Awards
Business Reporting: For hard news coverage, story or series, of developments in business, finance, economics, trends or management.
Consumer Reporting: For timely coverage of safety issues, business trends, product/service scams or unique consumer strategies of demonstrably useful interest to consumers.
Continuing Coverage: For reporting of an ongoing story that, over time, demonstrates through enterprise and/or individual reporting, meaningful developmental broadening of the subject, event or premise.
Crime Reporting: For hard news coverage of crime, cops and courts.
Entertainment News: For timely, news-based coverage of the arts, books, TV, movies, dance, architecture, or the business of entertainment.
Feature Reporting: For human interest reporting. No hard news. Entries must not fall into the Entertainment News, Science Feature or Sports Feature categories. Topics can include feature angles or tell unique stories based on any subject except those that would qualify for the categories mentioned above.
Feature Reporting-Science Medicine Technology: For human interest reporting. Can include an element of hard news but should focus on the human interest angles of any subject related to science, medicine or technology.
Feature Reporting-Sports: For human interest sports reporting. No hard news. Entries must not fall into the Feature Reporting or Sports News categories. Topics can include feature angles on any subject related to sports.
Political Reporting: For timely reporting in the realms of politics, government, the judiciary, public bureaucracies, civil service, etc.
Special Event Reporting: Coverage that exhibits editorial effort beyond what is usual and ordinary. This might include special coverage of anticipated events, specially featured enterprise reporting, or any reporting of consequence that transcends the usual, day-to-day routine.
Sports News: For hard news coverage of professional or amateur athletics.
Spot News: Any unplanned, unscheduled news coverage requiring an immediate response. The entry must exhibit real-time reporting during or soon after an event on one or several platforms, among them: broadcast, website, print, social media, mobile.
Print-Specific Award
Best Headline and Front Page: Best use of editorial and layout to convey meaning and compel attention.
Television-Specific Award
News Special: For one-time news "specials." Entries should run a maximum of 35-minutes though leeway is provided, depending on the material.
Internet-Specific Award
Best Web Exclusive Content: For content created specifically for the Web and produced by Web editors, reporters and producers. Material need not have been created ONLY for the Web. Entries can include Web coverage that complements or augments reports carried by a related TV, radio or newspaper component and that showcases "extras" that give the viewer a broader understanding of a topic.
Photo Awards (Any publisher of photos)
Feature Photo: A photography, not an editorial award. Photography must display extraordinary technical and artistic competence, originality, sensitivity and subjectivity in a human interest or feature report.
Spot News Photo: Best photograph of a news story or event under breaking news conditions.
Video Awards (Any publisher of videos)
Feature Video: A videography, not an editorial award. Videography must display extraordinary technical and artistic competence, originality, sensitivity and subjectivity in a human interest or feature report.
Spot News Video: For the best news videography of a breaking story by an individual or crew. Entries must have been aired within 24 hours of the story or within regular deadlines in the case of a TV news magazine show.

Updated for 2014:

1. The competition is open to individuals and news organizations based or operating in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and to individuals working elsewhere on behalf of New York metro-area news organizations.

2. All entries must have been published or broadcast during the previous calendar year.

3. Entries must be submitted in digital form and uploaded to our awards server from this Web site. Information about submission formats and requirements can be found in the "Tech Specs" section.

4. An entry may not be submitted in more than one category. There is an exception affecting a small number of awards categories. The exception allows a piece to be entered separately for different awards but only by different talents on the creation team. For example, in television, an entry may be submitted by a reporter for one of the editorial awards. The same entry may also be entered by the shooter for one of the videography or photography awards.

5. There is no limit to the number of entries an individual or organization may make in a particular category as long as each entry is singular. For example, Reporter "A" may enter as many pieces into the Consumer Reporting category as desired, as long as each piece is on a different topic. Organization "B" may enter as many pieces by as many reporters as desired into a particular category as long as each entry is on a different topic.

6. Multi-part or series entries must be limited to “the heart” of the material: For print/Web entries, five-parts maximum or 5,000 total words, moreorless. For broadcast entries, 30 minutes total running-time. (30-minute limit does not apply to long-form or non-hard-news broadcast pieces that otherwise fit an Awards category).

7. An entry submitted in an incorrect category will be disqualified. The judges are not able to re-classify incorrectly classified entries.

8. Entry fees must accompany all entries. Fees may be submitted by credit card from the New York Press Club Website OR by check to arrive at the Press Club no later than one week following upload:

The New York Press Club
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New York NY, 10128.

Entries for which no entry fees have been received will not be submitted to the judges.


Updated for 2014:

Q I'd like to enter in the Nellie Bly Cub Reporter category. How many pieces should I submit?

A At least one, of course. But if you believe entering several pieces, even on different topics, better showcases your talents, you are limited only by the five-piece, 5,000 word cap we impose on other categories (see below). Multiple pieces should be packaged into a single PDF for upload or if multimedia, as a combination of PDF and Web links.


Q I'd like to enter in the Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York category. How many pieces should I submit?

A See answer to the Nellie Bly question, above.


Q I have three radio reports to enter as a series, each contained in a separate MP3 file. Your entry form accomodates only one file to be uploaded as a Main Entry. How do I get around this?

A Combine all three reports sequentially into a single audio file and upload the result as an MP3 (or WAV) file.


Q I have several photos to enter for a particular award. Your entry form accomodates only one file to be uploaded as a main entry. How do I get around this?

A Combine all photos into a single PDF file, each on its own page, and upload the PDF document.


Q Must I include a cover letter with each entry?

A No. Cover letters are not required. However, they are likely to be of help to the judges if they contain useful context information about the entry with a minimum of hyperbole. We recommend that cover letters be included as the first page of your Main Entry file. Cover letters may be also be uploaded separately as a PDF file in the spot designated for them on the entry form.


Q What is the distinction between a cover letter and a synopsis?

A Cover letters are not required, a syopsis is required. The synposis should be a very brief description of what the piece is about and is intended to provide the judges with context. Logistical details should not be included in the synposis. Sumbit only a thumbnail description of the entry that sums up for the judges what they are about to view.


Q If my category choice is incorrect, do the judges have the option of moving my entry to a different category?

A NO. You must decide which is the most appropriate category for your material. The judges will not move an entry to a different category. Some material might be appropriate in more than one category; however, it is up to you to decide which category to enter. (Entries entered into categories that are inappropriate are subject to disqualification).


Q Please clarify category limitations for individual and multiple entries.

A The only limitation is that a particular piece can be entered into only one category*. There is no limit on the number of different pieces that can be entered into a single category.

For example, a reporter wishing to enter Story "A" may enter that story into only one category. But that reporter may also enter stories "B", "C", and "D" - on different topics - into the same category. Once entered, none of the stories may be entered into any other category.

* An exception exists for entries made by different talents on the creation team. For example, in TV, an entry may be submitted by a reporter for one of the editorial awards. The same entry may also be entered by the shooter for one of the photo or videography awards.


Q Please clarify length-limits for entries.

A Length limits are in place to assure that the judges see "the heart" of the material entered.

A 5,000 word entry applies to each individual print or Web entry. For series or multi-part entries, a 5-piece, 5,000 word limit applies.

For example, let's say a newspaper ran a 10-piece series in daily installments. To enter the series, editors would select up to five installments from the 10 in the series (the "heart" of the material) and the combined word count for all five installments would have to come in at not much more than 5,000 words. Sidebars do not count as installments but they do contribute to word count.


Entries must be made in digital form, uploaded to this Web site.

Print Material: Adobe PDF optimized for Web viewing. Max. size: 8.5" x 14".

Photos: Adobe PDF or JPEG at Web resolution (up to 150ppi).

Audio Material: MP3 or WAV formatted audio file. No other audio formats are accepted.

Video Material: Video must be self-hosted and submitted as URLs. "Self-hosted" includes video hosted by services such as YouTube, Vimeo, et. al. Video must be viewable over a conventional, "consumer grade" broadband connection and be free from passwords or other access restrictions.

Web Entries: 10 URL fields are provided on each form for individual or multi-part Web entries or Web adjuncts to broadcast or print entries. Each URL field includes a companion description field into which you may (and should) place explanatory information.

Cover Letter: Cover letters are not required but are advised to provide the judges with context. Cover letters must be submitted in Adobe PDF format in the specified entry form field. Alternatively, for print or photo entries submitted as PDF's, the cover letter can be inserted as the first page of the entry file.

Upload Notes:

1. Complete and submit a separate entry form for each entry.

2. Maximum individual file size: 50MB. (Larger files will not transfer).

3. Uploaded files MUST end in: .PDF, .JPEG, .MP3, or .WAV.

4. Name your entry files descriptively and consistently
(e.g., “NewsOrg-StorySlug1.pdf”, “NewsOrg-StorySlug1Photo.jpeg”, etc.)

5. Likewise, if uploading a cover letter, name it consistently:
(e.g., “StorySlug1-CoverLetter.pdf”, “StorySlug2-CoverLetter.pdf”, etc.)


2014 Journalism Awards categories, rules, and tech specs (PDF).
2013 Journalism Awards Winners Press Release (PDF).
2012 Journalism Awards Winners Press Release (PDF).
2011 Journalism Awards Winners Press Release (PDF).

Winners for 2013

2013 Winners
Special note: Superstorm Sandy Coverage (2013 only)

Special awards were created in 2013 for coverage in 2012 of Superstorm Sandy. The approach, arrival and the devastating consequences of the storm were extensively reported by local and national media, eclipsing for several weeks more routine journalism. Because of the extraordinary nature of the storm coverage, certain awards categories had winners for both Sandy and non-Sandy related journalism. The Sandy extensions were in these categories:

ALL MEDIA (Print, Newswire, Broadcast, Web)

Superstorm Sandy Spot News (one award for each medium) Any unplanned, unscheduled news coverage of Superstorm Sandy requiring an immediate response. The entry must exhibit real-time spot-news reporting, including information gathered and accurately reported before, during or after the storm.

Superstorm Sandy Continuing Coverage (one award for each medium) For ongoing reporting about Sandy in story or series form, including ancillary pieces, that exemplifies a news organization's day-to-day effort to chronicle and document aspects of the storm.

Superstorm Sandy Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York (one award for each medium) For the story or series that is most complimentary of New York City or its people while contending with the challenges of the superstorm.

VIDEO AWARDS (TV, Newswire, Web)

Superstorm Sandy Spot News Video (single award) For the best news videography by an individual or crew. Entries must have been aired/published either immediately or within 24 hours of having been shot or within regular deadlines in cases of regularly scheduled news programs.

Superstorm Sandy Feature Video (single award) For the best videography of a feature or human interest story related to the superstorm.

PHOTO AWARDS (Print, Newswire, Web)

Superstorm Sandy Spot News Photo (single award) Best photograph of a story or event related to the superstorm made under breaking news conditions.

Feature Photo (single award) Best photograph depicting human interest or feature material related to the superstorm.

WINNERS FOR 2013:

Gold Keyboard
(Single Award) Outstanding enterprise or investigative reporting.

"Breakdown"
Walt Bogdanich
The New York Times

Finalists:

"Honduras"
Alberto Arce
The Associated Press

"Unlocked"
Sam Dolnick
The New York Times



Nellie Bly Cub Reporter
(Single Award) Best journalistic effort by an individual with three years or less professional experience.

"Education in the South Bronx"
Patrick Wall
DNAinfo.com New York

Finalists:

"FT Hedge Fund Survey & Report 2012"
Jonathan Kanterman
Financial Times

"Rocky & Bullwinkle & The Cuban Missile Crisis"
Julia Wetherell
WNYC-FM



Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York
Story or series that is most complimentary of New York City.

TV
"Caught by an Angel"
Matt Kozar, Mike Humphries, Cheryl Meaney, Ardina Seward, John Carrozelli
WABC-TV

TV
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"Brooklyn Storms Back: Red Hook Recovery/Waterfront Museum"
Kecia Élan Cole, Jonathan Lief, Greg Sutton
Brooklyn Independent TV

Newspaper
"100 Years of Staying Put"
Benjamin Weiser, Noah Rosenberg
The New York Times

Newspaper
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"Running to Bring a City Back"
Jason Gay
The Wall Street Journal

Radio
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"A Sandy Hero"
Alex Silverman
WCBS-AM 880 Newsradio

Radio
"Hudson Square"
Jane Tillman Irving
WCBS-AM 880 Newsradio

Internet
"Photographing the Humans of New York"
Jon Groat
Tumblr & NYMag.com

Internet
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"Man Hailed as Hero for Saving Taxi Driver from Drowning"
Jeff Mays
DNAinfo.com New York



Best Headline and Front Page
Best use of editorial and layout to convey meaning and compel attention.

Magazine
"The Next Four Years"
Josh Tyrangiel, Richard Turley
Bloomberg Businessweek

Newspaper
"This Is Your Captain Freaking"
Deborah Pines
The New York Post



Best Web Exclusive Content
Content built specifically for an organization's Web site.

Internet
"A Fighting Chance"
Arnold Miller, Robert Cassidy, Christopher Ware, Peggy Bustamante, David Holland, John Williams, Newsday.com staff
Newsday



Business Reporting
Best story or series focusing on business, finance, economics, trends or management.

Internet
"Fraud and Folly-The Untold Story of General Electric's Subprime Debacle"
Michael Hudson, E. Scott Reckard
Center for Public Integrity

Magazine
"Everything's On Me"
Tim Keown
ESPN the Magazine

Newspaper
"HCA"
Reed Abelson, Julie Creswell
The New York Times

Newswire
"Corporate Tax Series"
Tom Bergin
Reuters

Radio
"Jobs Explosion, Jobs Implosion"
Carole Zimmer, Mark Mills, Al Mayers
Bloomberg Broadcast

TV
"The Elf on the Shelf"
Carol Massar, Carole Zimmer, Courtney Chapman
Bloomberg Broadcast



Consumer Reporting
For coverage of safety issues, business trends, product/service scams or unique consumer strategies of useful interest to consumers.

Magazine
"The Scourge of the Superbugs"
Jason Gale, Adi Narayan
Bloomberg Markets

Newspaper
"Telecom Talk"
Anton Troianovski
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"Social Security"
Stephen Ohlemacher
The Associated Press

TV
"Breeder Battle"
Walt Kane, Karin Attonito, Anthony Cocco, Ryan Beckman
News 12 New Jersey



Continuing Coverage
For reporting of an ongoing story that demonstrates meaningful developmental broadening of the subject, event or premise.

Internet
"Mississippi Learning"
Sarah Carr, Sarah Garland, Liz Willen
The Hechinger Report

Internet
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"Superstorm Sandy: Long Island recovers"
Newsday.com, Newsday staff
Newsday

Magazine
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"Starting Over: A Pet Food Store Fights to Survive Sandy"
Karl Taro Greenfeld
Bloomberg Businessweek

Newspaper
"Divorce New York-Style"
Sophia Hollander
The Wall Street Journal

Newspaper
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"Superstorm Sandy"
New York Times staff
The New York Times

Newswire
"Inside the Syrian Resistance"
Ben Hubbard
The Associated Press

Newswire
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"The Northeast in Ruins: Covering Superstorm Sandy"
Matt Townsend, Terrence Dopp, Michael C. Bender, Chris Strohm, Ken Wells, Mark Drajem and Peter S. Green
Bloomberg News

Radio
"Tragedy In Newtown"
WCBS newsteam
WCBS-AM 880 Newsradio

Radio
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"Hurricane Sandy"
WCBS newsteam
WCBS-AM 880 Newsradio

TV
"Deadly Newburgh Police Shooting"
Janine Rose, News 12 staff
News 12 Hudson Valley

TV
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"Kane In Your Corner: After Sandy"
Walt Kane, Anthony Cocco, Karin Attonito
News 12 New Jersey



Crime Reporting
Coverage of crimes, police techniques, law enforcement, trends or profiles.

Internet
"Upper East Side Madam Arrested In Five Year Public Corruption Investigation"
Murray Weiss, Shayna Jacobs, Serena Solomon, Leslie Albrecht, Adam Nichols
DNAinfo.com New York

Magazine
"Law and Disorder"
Bob Drury
Playboy Magazine

Newspaper
"Crime in America"
Gary Fields, Cameron McWhirter
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"Unsafe at Any Bitrate"
Michael Riley, Vernon Silver, Dune Lawrence
Bloomberg News

Radio
"Some Undocumented Immigrants Relieved To Stay in New York, Even in Legal Limbo"
Mirela Iverac, Karen Frillmann, Wayne Shulmister
WNYC-FM

TV
"Pain Killers: A Prescription For Tragedy"
Richard French, Holli Haerr, Clare Hickey, Ralph Kebrdle, Amy Nyikos
FiOS1 News



Entertainment News
For timely, news-based coverage of the arts, books, TV, movies, dance, architecture, or the business of entertainment.

Internet
"Ropes, Whips and Songs About Cows - Definitely Not Just for Kids"
Alix Cohen
WomanAroundTown.com

Magazine
"Busking a Living"
Simi Horwitz
Back Stage

Newspaper
"Leading Lomans"
Barbara Hoffman
The New York Post

Newswire
"TV Double Vision"
Frazier Moore
The Associated Press

Radio
"Jacqueline Kennedy's White House"
Sara Fishko, Wayne Shulmister, Karen Frillmann
WNYC-FM

TV
"Inside Disney Stories"
Carol Massar, Carole Zimmer, Adam Harris, Courtney Chapman
Bloomberg Broadcast



Feature Photo
A photography, not an editorial award. Photography must display extraordinary technical and artistic competence, originality, sensitivity and subjectivity in a human interest or feature report.

Internet
"Altar Girls"
David Paone
Patch.com

Magazine
"Why Shell Is Betting Billions To Drill For Oil...Here"
Corey Arnold
Fortune

Newspaper
"Six Livery Car Drivers"
Jefferson Siegel
The New York Daily News

Newspaper
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"Rockaway Fire Department Raising Flag"
Julia Xanthos
The New York Daily News



Feature Reporting
For human interest reporting. No hard news. Entries must not fall into the Entertainment News, Science Feature or Sports Feature categories.

Internet
"Rita McMahon and The Wild Bird Fund"
Alix Cohen
WomanAroundTown.com

Magazine
"The All-American Con Man"
Roger Parloff
Fortune

Newspaper
"War's Wake"
Michael M. Phillips
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"Niger-Hunger Brides"
Rukmini Callimachi
The Associated Press

Radio
"Guthrie Archive"
Sara Fishko, Paul Schneider, Karen Frillmann
WNYC-FM

TV
"National Pastime"
Ruschell Boone
NY1 News



Feature Video
A videography, not an editorial award. Videography must display extraordinary technical and artistic competence, originality, sensitivity and subjectivity in a human interest or feature report.

Internet
"D is For Divorce"
Jessica Bennett, Sky Dylan-Robbins
Tumblr & Time.com

Internet
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"Elderly residents left in the dark in many Coney Island NYCHA buildings"
Rebecca Davis
The New York Daily News

TV
"Laubin's Legacy"
Douglas Pawlikowski
News 12 Westchester

TV
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"New Dorp Destruction"
Lisa Reyes, Alan Flamenhaft
News 12 Westchester



News Special
One-time news special, submitted as aired with no post edits or post effects.

TV
"Journey of Remembrance"
Jill Wagner, David Leibowitz, Valerie Gildea
News 12 Long Island



Political Coverage
Coverage of politics, campaigns, government, municipal agencies, or civil service.

Internet
"60 NJ State 'Double-Dippers' Collect $10 Million Per Year"
Mark Lagerkvist
New Jersey Watchdog

Magazine
"Inside Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser"
Sheelah Kolhatkar
Bloomberg Businessweek

Newspaper
"The $300G Commish"
Rick Brand
Newsday

Newswire
"The Unequal State of America"
David Rohde, Deborah Nelson, Himanshu Ojha, Kristina Cooke, Ryan McNeill
Reuters

Radio
"Eye On Politics"
Steve Scott
WCBS-AM 880 Newsradio

TV
"The Finance Director's Finances"
Walt Kane, Anthony Cocco, Matt Murphy
News 12 New Jersey



Regularly Scheduled Local News
Best single newscast based on news judgment, production, writing, editing and delivery.

TV
"News 12 Brooklyn 10/2012"
Berta Castaner, Brooke Rothenberg, Matt Murphy, Christina Stolfo, Samson Forney, Rich Barrabi, Stacy-Ann Gooden, Dana Arschin, Ivette Feliciano
News 12 Brooklyn



Special Event Reporting
Coverage that exhibits editorial effort beyond what is usual and ordinary.

Internet
"Presidential candidates come to Hofstra"
Newsday.com, Newsday staff, Newsday Editorial Board
Newsday

Newspaper
"A History of New York in 50 Objects"
Sam Roberts
The New York Times

Newswire
"Teaching the Titanic"
Leanne Italie
The Associated Press

Radio
"Alex North"
Sara Fishko, Wayne Shulmister, Karen Frillmann
WNYC-FM

TV
"Japan Disaster: One Year Later"
Dean Meminger
NY1 News



Sports News
Coverage of professional and amateur athletics.

Internet
"Rachel Stratton-Mills - The Coach Behind the Olympic Swimmer"
Charlene Giannetti
WomanAroundTown.com

Magazine
"Crossroads Series"
Peter Keating, David Fleming, J.R. Moehringer
ESPN the Magazine

Newswire
"Augusta National"
Doug Ferguson
The Associated Press

Radio
"Al Michaels: Seizing the Moment"
Kyle Kesses
WFUV-FM

TV
"Eyes on the Prize"
Virginia Huie, David Garden
News 12 Long Island



Spot News
Unplanned, unscheduled coverage requiring an immediate response, published during or soon after an event.

Internet
"Brush fires sweep Pine Barrens"
Newsday.com, Newsday staff
Newsday

Internet
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"Superstorm Sandy hits Long Island"
Newsday.com, Newsday staff
Newsday

Newspaper
"Healthcare Law Upheld"
The Wall Street Journal staff
The Wall Street Journal

Newspaper
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"Superstorm Sandy"
New York Times staff
The New York Times

Radio
"Shooting At The Empire State Building"
WCBS newsteam
WCBS-AM 880 Newsradio

Radio
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"Hurricane Sandy: November 1st"
WCBS newsteam
WCBS-AM 880 Newsradio

TV
"Midtown Shooting"
Matt Kozar, Dave Alter
WABC-TV

TV
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"Superstorm Sandy"
NY1 News staff
NY1 News



Spot News Photo
Best photograph of a news story or event under breaking news conditions.

Internet
"Family Mourns 13 Year Old Killed by Gun Violence"
Joseph Tabacca
DNAinfo.com New York

Internet
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"Hurricane Sandy's Destruction of Breezy Point"
Tuan Nguyen
DNAinfo.com New York

Newspaper
"Scream"
Debbie Egan-Chin
The New York Daily News

Newspaper
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"Sandy's Trail of Ruin on Long Island"
Gordon Grant, Doug Kuntz, James Carbone, Thomas A. Ferrara, Johnny Milano, Daniel Goodrich, Heather Walsh, Alejandra Villa, Charles Eckert, J.Conrad Williams Jr, Amanda Voisard, John Paraskevas, Barry Sloan, Danielle Finkelstein
Newsday



Spot News Video
Best news videography of a breaking story by an individual or crew.

Internet
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"Superstorm Sandy Long Beach pummeled"
Newsday.com Video staff
Newsday

TV
"We Didn't Disappear"
Michael DelGiudice
WNBC-TV

TV
Superstorm Sandy Special Award
"Hurricane Sandy in Babylon"
Kevin Maher, Daniel Jacobsen
News 12 Long Island



Winners in Previous Years

2012 Winners
Gold Keyboard
(Single Award) Outstanding enterprise or investigative reporting.

"NYPD Spies on NYC"
Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Chris Hawley, Eileen Sullivan
The Associated Press

Finalists:

"Drilling Down"
Ian Urbina
The New York Times

"Lost in Translation"
Daniel Golden, Oliver Staley
Bloomberg News



Nellie Bly Cub Reporter
(Single Award) Best journalistic effort by an individual with three years or less professional experience.

"Articles by Sarah Butrymowicz"
Sarah Butrymowicz
Hechinger Report

Finalists:

"Articles by Nicholas Kusnetz"
ProPublica

"Reports by Alex Silverman"
WCBS Newsradio 880



Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York
Story or series that is most complimentary of New York City.

Internet
"Woman Around Town: Deborah Koenigsberger - Heart of Gold"
Charlene Giannetti
WomanAroundTown.com

Radio
"Our 9/11: Growing Up In The Aftermath"
Jillian Suarez, Erin Reeg, Norhan Basuni, Eric Leinung, Brendan Illis, Joey Rizzolo, Kaari Pitkin, Marianne McCune, Sanda Htyte and Courtney Stein, John DeLore, Mike Jones
WNYC-FM

TV
"One on 1 with Budd Mishkin: A Look Back at 2011"
Budd Mishkin, Sean Flax
NY1 News



Best Headline and Front Page
Best use of editorial and layout to convey meaning and compel attention.

Magazine
"The Infidelity Economy"
Richard Turley, David Foldvari
Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Newspaper
"Blunder and Lightning"
Newsday Staff
Newsday



Best Web Exclusive Content
Content built specifically for an organization's Web site.

Internet
"DNAinfo.com's Crime & Safety Report"
DNAinfo.com New York staff
DNAinfo.com New York



Business Reporting
Best story or series focusing on business, finance, economics, trends or management.

Internet
"Hedge Funds: A Three Part Series"
Merry Sheils
WomanAroundTown.com

Magazine
"The Secret Sins of Koch Industries"
Asjylyn Loder, David Evans, Leigh Baldwin, Angela Cullen and Elisa Martinuzzi
Bloomberg Markets

Newspaper
"Inside Track"
Susan Pulliam, Brody Mullins, Steve Eder, Michael Rothfeld, Jenny Strasburg, Vanessa O'Connell
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"Shell Games"
Brian Grow, Kelly Carr, Laurence Fletcher, Nanette Byrnes, Cynthia Johnston, Matthew Bigg, Joshua Schneyer, Kevin Drawbaugh, Martin de Sa'Pinto, Sara Ledwith
Reuters

Radio
"Ray Hoffman CEO Radio"
Ray Hoffman
WCBS-AM 880 Newsradio

TV
"Race For The Next Facebook"
Carol Massar, Matt Miller, Carole Zimmer, Ted Fine
Bloomberg Broadcast



Consumer Reporting
For coverage of safety issues, business trends, product/service scams or unique consumer strategies of useful interest to consumers.

Internet
"Jobs coverage"
Janet Guyon, Jeremy Greenfield, Julie Steinberg, Damian Ghigliotty, Kelly Eggers, Joseph Walker, Kyle Stock
FINS.com

Magazine
"Golden Years Gone Global"
Missy Sullivan
SmartMoney

Newspaper
"Courting the Consumer"
Ellen Byron
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"Charter Schools, Broken Promises"
John Hechinger
Bloomberg News

Radio
"Your Wallet"
Ginny Kosola, Judy Speicher
FM News 101.9

TV
"A Losing Ticket"
Jackie Lukas, Brian Jingeleski
News 12 Long Island



Continuing Coverage
For reporting of an ongoing story that demonstrates meaningful developmental broadening of the subject, event or premise.

Internet
"National Arts Club Mismanagement Allegations"
Amy Zimmer
DNAinfo.com New York

Newspaper
"Long Island Railroad"
Alfonso A. Castillo
Newsday

Newswire
"Libyan Revolution"
Samia Nakhoul, Marie-Louise Gumuchian, Alastair MacDonald, Oliver Holmes, Lamine Chikhi, Christian Lowe, Emma Farge, Jessica Donati, Paul Taylor, Dmitry Zhdannikov, Regan E. Doherty, Mohammed Abbas, Rania El Gamal
Reuters

Radio
"The October Snow"
The WCBS News Team
WCBS-AM 880 Newsradio

TV
"Looking for Lauren"
Lisa Reyes, Eric Leeds
News 12 Westchester



Crime Reporting
Coverage of crimes, police techniques, law enforcement, trends or profiles.

Internet
"Coverage of the NYPD Ticket-Fixing Scandal"
Murray Weiss
DNAinfo.com New York

Magazine
"Cash, Crime and Human Organs"
Michael Smith, Daryna Krasnolutska, David Glovin, David Voreacos
Bloomberg Markets

Newspaper
"Crime Scene"
Mike Wilson
The New York Times

Newswire
"Hydrocodone Abuse"
Chris Hawley
The Associated Press

Radio
"Amid Summer Crime Spike, Police in Newark Reach Out to Its Residents"
Mirela Iverac, Karen Frillmann, Jennifer Munson, Rob Granniss
WNYC-FM

TV
"Inside the House of Horrors: The Barbara Sheehan Interview"
Kirstin Cole, Peter Ruello, Thomas Cassidy, Ken Pelczar
WPIX-TV



Entertainment News
For timely, news-based coverage of the arts, books, TV, movies, dance, architecture, or the business of entertainment.

Internet
"Marching to Save Mother Earth"
Alix Cohen
WomanAroundTown.com

Newspaper
"The Last Movie Maestro"
John Jurgensen
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"From South Dakota to the Bolshoi: A Dancer's Leap"
Jocelyn Noveck
The Associated Press

Radio
"Songs from The Book of Mormon"
Kurt Andersen, Jenny Lawton
Studio 360 With Kurt Andersen

TV
"Billy Joel Defends Long Island"
Jill Wagner, David Leibowitz
News 12 Long Island



Feature Photo
A photography, not an editorial award. Photography must display extraordinary technical and artistic competence, originality, sensitivity and subjectivity in a human interest or feature report.

Internet
"Photo from Tysha Jones' Vigil"
Ben Fractenberg
DNAinfo.com New York

Newspaper
"Marisa: A Little Girl's Fight To Live"
Alejandra Villa
Newsday



Feature Reporting
For human interest reporting. No hard news. Entries must not fall into the Entertainment News, Science Feature or Sports Feature categories.

Internet
"Military Children Left Behind: Decrepit Schools, Broken Promises"
Kristen Lombardi, Emma Schwartz
Center for Public Integrity

Magazine
"The Accidental Sex Offender"
Abigail Pesta
Marie Claire

Newspaper
"Punched Out"
John Branch
The New York Times

Newswire
"Our Piece of History"
Adam Geller
The Associated Press

Radio
"In Upstate NY, Gas Drilling Debate Gets Local"
Maria Scarvalone, Karen Frillmann, Wayne Shulmister, Paul Schneider
WNYC-FM

TV
"Fighting Spirit"
Virginia Huie, David Garden
News 12 Long Island



Feature Video
A videography, not an editorial award. Videography must display extraordinary technical and artistic competence, originality, sensitivity and subjectivity in a human interest or feature report.

TV
"Music Comes From the Street"
Michael DelGiudice
WNBC-TV



News Special
One-time news special, submitted as aired with no post edits or post effects.

TV
"Triangle Shirt Waist Fire: 100 Years"
Andrew Whitman, Richard French III, Ralph Kebrdle, Mike Bruno
WRNN-TV



Political Coverage
Coverage of politics, campaigns, government, municipal agencies, or civil service.

Magazine
"End of Mail"
Devin Leonard
Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Newspaper
"Congressional Tracking"
Naftali Bendavid
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"Secret U.S./Taliban Talks"
Missy Ryan, Warren Strobel, Mark Hosenball
Reuters

TV
"60 Minutes: The Insiders"
Jeff Fager, Bill Owens, Steve Kroft, Ira Rosen, Gabrielle Schonder, Andy Soto, Paul Dougherty, Aaron Tomlinson, Matthew Magratten, Tom Staton, Tadd J. Lascari, Jack Weingart, Laura Kuhn
CBS News



Regularly Scheduled Local News
Best single newscast based on news judgment, production, writing, editing and delivery.

TV
"News 12 Brooklyn: Leiby"
Berta Castaner, Scott Levy, Lisa Allen, David Balsome, Betty Yu, Dana Arschin, Erin Natalicchio, Liz Wagner
News 12 Brooklyn



Special Event Reporting
Coverage that exhibits editorial effort beyond what is usual and ordinary.

Magazine
"Why Bin Laden Lost"
Brendan Greeley
Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Newspaper
"Federal Offenses"
Gary Fields, John Emshwiller
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"Maxwell House Haggadah Shines on for Passover"
Leanne Italie
The Associated Press

Radio
"9/11: 10 Years Later"
The WCBS News Team
WCBS-AM 880 Newsradio

TV
"We Witnessed 9/11 Through Their Lenses"
Rebecca Davis
The New York Daily News



Sports News
Coverage of professional and amateur athletics.

Internet
"Mickey Mantle - Reluctant Hero"
Charlene Giannetti
WomanAroundTown.com

Magazine
"Industry of Fear"
Peter Keating
ESPN the Magazine

Newspaper
"School Of Hard Knocks"
Tom Rock, Stephen Haynes
Newsday

Newswire
"College Sports Trump Education"
Curtis Eichelberger, Oliver Staley, Aaron Kuriloff, David Mildenberg
Bloomberg News

Radio
"61 is 50: Remembering Roger"
Kyle Kesses
WFUV-FM

TV
"The Perfect Play"
Kevin Maher, Daniel Scaturro, Daniel Jacobsen
News 12 Long Island



Spot News
Unplanned, unscheduled coverage requiring an immediate response, published during or soon after an event.

Internet
"Hurricane Irene News Coverage"
Jim Scott, Michael Ventura, Julie Shapiro, Serena Solomon, Tom Liddy, Jill Colvin, Andrea Swalec
DNAinfo.com New York

Magazine
"Nothing to Do But Start Over Again"
Charles Graeber
Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Newspaper
"The Day That Changed Japan"
The Wall Street Journal staff
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"Japan Quake"
Associated Press staff
The Associated Press

Radio
"Earthquake in the Tri-State"
The WCBS News Team
WCBS-AM 880 Newsradio

TV
"Tough Streets"
Tetiana Anderson
NY1 News



Spot News Photo
Best photograph of a news story or event under breaking news conditions.

Internet
"Photo of Occupy Wall Street Rally"
Paul Lomax
DNAinfo.com New York

Newspaper
"His Hero"
Joe Marino
The New York Daily News



Spot News Video
Best news videography of a breaking story by an individual or crew.

TV
"Irene Blows Ashore"
Michael DelGiudice
WNBC-TV



2011 Winners
Gold Keyboard
(Single Award) Outstanding enterprise or investigative reporting.

Graham Rayman
The Village Voice

Series about the inner workings of a typical NYC police precinct based on recordings made by Officer Adrian Schoolcraft showing evidence of downgrading of crime, summons quotas, stop and frisk quotas, civil rights violations, and staffing problems.

Finalists:

"Secrets of the System"
The Wall Street Journal - Mark Schoofs, Maurice Tamman, John Carreyrou, Tom McGinty, Barbara Martinez

"Above the Law"
The New York Times - Clifford J. Levy, Ellen Barry

"Education Inc."
Bloomberg News - Daniel Golden, John Hechinger, John Lauerman

"There Will Be Oil"
Fortune - Adam Lashinsky

"Risky Play"
City Limits Magazine - Patrick Arden

"Beware This Chinese Export"
Barron's - Bill Alpert, Leslie P. Norton



Nellie Bly Cub Reporter
(Single Award) Best journalistic effort by an individual with three years or less professional experience.

"Articles by Sindya N. Bhanoo"
Sindya N. Bhanoo
The New York Times

Finalist:

"Articles by Michael Moore"
Michael Moore
Bloomberg News



Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York
Story or series that is most complimentary of New York City.

Radio
"The First New York Fashion Week"
Sara Fishko, Karen Frillmann, Wayne Shulmister
WNYC-FM

Internet
"Woman Around Town: Edes Gilbert - An Educator Gives Back"
Charlene Giannetti
WomanAroundTown.com

TV
"Never Forget"
Virginia Huie, Brian Endres
News 12 Long Island

Newspaper
"A Parish Tested"
Anne Barnard
The New York Times



Anticipated News
Coverage of a major event that was scheduled well in advance.

Radio
"George Steinbrenner Tribute"
Glenn Schuck
Metro Networks

TV
"Paladino vs. Cuomo On the Issues"
Josh Robin
NY1 News



Best Headline and Front Page
Best use of editorial and layout to convey meaning and compel attention.

Magazine
"Apple Nation"
Farhad Manjoo, David Lidsky
Fast Company Magazine

Newspaper
"Bad Habit"
New York Post Staff
The New York Post



Best Web Exclusive Content
Content built specifically for an organization's Web site.

Internet
"Election Coverage, It's A Free Country"
Anna Sale, Jody Avirgan, Kathleen Ehrlich, Brian Lehrer, John Keefe, Dean Cappello
WNYC.ORG



Business Reporting
Best story or series focusing on business, finance, economics, trends or management.

Internet
"The ABCs of ETFs - A Three Part Series about Investing in ETFs"
Merry Sheils
WomanAroundTown.com

Magazine
"Inside Foxconn"
Frederik Balfour and Tim Culpan
Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Newspaper
"Europe on the Brink"
Marcus Walker, Charles Forelle, Brian Blackstone, David Gauthier-Villars, David Enrich
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"How the Banks Won"
Christine Harper
Bloomberg News

Radio
"Race For The Next Facebook"
Carole Zimmer, Mark Mills, Al Mayers
Bloomberg Radio

TV
"Making The Case For Diversity"
Carol Massar, Margaret Popper
Bloomberg TV



Consumer Reporting
For coverage of safety issues, business trends, product/service scams or unique consumer strategies of useful interest to consumers.

Magazine
"Are Charities Spying on You?"
Anne Kadet
SmartMoney

Newspaper
"The Intelligent Investor"
Jason Zweig
The Wall Street Journal

TV
"NY1 For You"
Susan Jhun, Agnes Chung
NY1 News



Continuing Coverage
For reporting of an ongoing story that demonstrates meaningful developmental broadening of the subject, event or premise.

Internet
"CNNMoney - America's Debt Crisis"
Jeanne Sahadi
CNNMoney.com

Newspaper
"Haiti's Anguish"
Deborah Sontag
The New York Times

Newswire
"The Quest for Transparency"
Bob Ivry, Christine Richard, Caroline Salas, Craig Torres, Shannon D. Harrington, Matthew Leising, Bradley Keoun, Hugh Son, Christopher Condon
Bloomberg News

Radio
"The Blizzard Of 2010"
The WCBS News Team
WCBS-AM 880 Newsradio

TV
"Coney Island"
Jeanine Ramirez
NY1 News



Crime Reporting
Coverage of crimes, police techniques, law enforcement, trends or profiles.

Internet
"Lt. Jack Cambria's Gift of Gab Saves Hostages"
Charlene Giannetti
WomanAroundTown.com

Magazine
"Godfather and Son"
Richard Stratton
Playboy Magazine

Newspaper
"A Solitary Jailhouse Lawyer Argues His Way Out of Prison"
Sean Gardiner
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"Truth & Consequences"
David Glovin, Patricia Hurtado, Saijel Kishan
Bloomberg News

Radio
"Chasing The Next High"
Irene Cornell
WCBS-AM 880 Newsradio

TV
"HIV Positive Sex Offender"
Lily Stolzberg, Brian Endres
News 12 Long Island



Entertainment News
For timely, news-based coverage of the arts, books, TV, movies, dance, architecture, or the business of entertainment.

Internet
"Frank Sinatra - The One and Only Voice"
Charlene Giannetti
WomanAroundTown.com

Magazine
"Waving the Flag"
Rick Tetzeli
Fast Company Magazine

Newspaper
"At 72, Jane Fonda Works It Out"
Barbara Hoffman
The New York Post

Newswire
"Coverage of the New York Dance World"
Jocelyn Noveck
The Associated Press

Radio
"Artie Shaw Centenary"
Sara Fishko, Karen Frillmann, Wayne Shulmister
WNYC-FM

TV
"Rock of Ages"
Elisa DiStefano, Charles Malicki, Alvin Rueda
News 12 Long Island



Feature Photo
A photography, not an editorial award. Photography must display extraordinary technical and artistic competence, originality, sensitivity and subjectivity in a human interest or feature report.

Magazine
"The Directors"
Gregg Segal
Fortune

Newspaper
"Little Amputee"
Anthony DePrimo
Staten Island Advance



Feature Reporting
For human interest reporting. No hard news. Entries must not fall into the Entertainment News, Science Feature or Sports Feature categories.

Internet
"Vicki Abelson: Move Over Gertrude Stein"
Alix Cohen
WomanAroundTown.com

Magazine
"The Creativity Crisis"
Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman
Newsweek

Newspaper
"Inside Mexico's Drug War, Americans Allege Abuse"
Nicholas Casey
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"Coverage of Gay Community With Focus on Family and Youth"
Leanne Italie
The Associated Press

Radio
"Robin Hood"
Sara Fishko, Karen Frillmann, Wayne Shulmister
WNYC-FM

TV
"Gift of Healing"
Andrew Siff, Michael DelGiudice
WNBC-TV



Feature Video
A videography, not an editorial award. Videography must display extraordinary technical and artistic competence, originality, sensitivity and subjectivity in a human interest or feature report.

TV
"Blowin' in the Wind"
Michael DelGiudice
WNBC-TV



News Special
One-time news special, submitted as aired with no post edits or post effects.

TV
"Coney Island Rides Again"
Jeanine Ramirez, Stephanie Simon, Jill Urban
NY1 News



Outstanding Web Coverage
Best overall coverage of a news or feature story.

Internet
"Welcome to Potopia"
Jessica Bennett, Kathy Jones, Monica Parra, Susanna Schrobsdorff and Newsweek.com Staff and Contributors
Newsweek.com



Political Coverage
Coverage of politics, campaigns, government, municipal agencies, or civil service.

Internet
"Formative Experiences of Attorney General Candidates"
Edward-Isaac Dovere
City Hall

Magazine
"The High Cost of Free Parks"
Patrick Arden
Next American City Magazine

Newspaper
"Crisis in Albany"
New York Times Staff
The New York Times

Newswire
"New York Politics, Campaign 2010"
Beth Fouhy
The Associated Press

Radio
"New York Governor's Race"
1010 WINS News Staff
1010 WINS

TV
"Government Waste"
Barbara Nevins Taylor, Ray Parisi, Alan Lessner, Vinny Mariani
WNYW-TV MyFox NY



Regularly Scheduled Local News
Best single newscast based on news judgment, production, writing, editing and delivery.

TV
"Adam Bradley Arrested"
Brian Conybeare, Cheryl Green, Tom Karadimas, Dave Wolf, Stan Kowalski, Janine Rose
News 12 Westchester



Sports News
Coverage of professional and amateur athletics.

Internet
"NFL's Helmet Testing Scrutinized"
Peter Keating
ESPN

Magazine
"Coming to a Head"
Peter Keating, J.B. Morris and the Enterprise Team of ESPN the Magazine
ESPN the Magazine

Newspaper
"Blood Brothers"
Reed Albergotti, Vanessa O'Connell
The Wall Street Journal

Radio
"Ernie Harwell: Our Friend in the Booth"
Dan Obermuller, Gregg Caserta
WFUV-FM

TV
"Field of Yes"
Virginia Huie, David Garden
News 12 Long Island



Spot News
Unplanned, unscheduled coverage requiring an immediate response, published during or soon after an event.

Internet
"TIME.com - Haiti Earthquake Coverage"
TIME.com Staff
TIME.com

Newspaper
"Flash Crash"
Tom Lauricella, Peter A. McKay, Scott Patterson, Jenny Strasburg, Carolyn Cui, Mary Pilon, Robin Sidel
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"Arrest of the Times Square Car Bomber"
Colleen Long, Tom Hays, The Associated Press staff
The Associated Press

Radio
"Tornado In NYC"
The WCBS News Team
WCBS-AM 880 Newsradio

TV
"Dead Whale Washes Ashore"
Erin Colton, Susan Caron, Brandon Klein
News 12 Long Island



Spot News Photo
Best photograph of a news story or event under breaking news conditions.

Newspaper
"Saved"
Eric Stringer
The New York Daily News



Spot News Video
Best news videography of a breaking story by an individual or crew.

TV
"Haiti Cholera Protests"
Cath Turner, Alessandro Rampietti, Geoff Mills
Al Jazeera English



2010 Winners
Gold Keyboard
(Single Award) Outstanding enterprise or investigative reporting.

"World of Hurt"
Steven Greenhouse, N.R. Kleinfield
The New York Times

Finalists:
"Paterson Probes" Fredric U. Dicker, The New York Post
"Held by the Taliban" David Rohde, The New York Times



Nellie Bly Cub Reporter
(Single Award) Best journalistic effort by an individual with three years or less professional experience.

"Various Articles"
Jessica Bennett
Newsweek


Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York
Story or series that is most complimentary of New York City.

Radio
"The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series"
Sara Fishko, Edward Haber
WNYC-FM

Internet
"Woman Around Town: Hilary Boyajian-Designs for Survivors"
Carol Toscano
WomanAroundTown.com

TV
"Wrongly-Accused Queens Man Exonerated"
John Metaxas, Dan Smysky, Brian Antonson, Jeffrey Morgan
WCBS-TV

Newspaper
"Clem Richardson Columns"
Clem Richardson
The New York Daily News



Anticipated News
Coverage of a major event that was scheduled well in advance.

Newspaper
"President Obama's Inauguration"
The New York Post Staff
The New York Post

Newswire
"Sentencing of Bernard Madoff"
Tom Hays, Larry Neumeister, Vinnee Tong, Samantha Gross
The Associated Press

Radio
"The Yankees Tickertape Parade"
WCBS-AM News Team
WCBS-AM 880 Newsradio

TV
"Yonkers Firefighter Funeral"
News 12 Staff
News 12 Westchester



Best Headline and Front Page
Best use of editorial and layout to convey meaning and compel attention.

Newspaper
"Hero of the Hudson"
The Staff of the New York Daily News
The New York Daily News



Best Web Exclusive Content
Content built specifically for an organization's Web site.

Internet
"The Bloomberg Record"
Gotham Gazette Staff and Freelancers
Gotham Gazette



Business Reporting
Best story or series focusing on business, finance, economics, trends or management.

Internet
"Jobbed"
Nancy Cook, Arlyn Tobias Gajilan, Devin Gordon
Newsweek.com

Magazine
"How Bernie Did It"
James Bandler, Nicholas Varchaver, Doris Burke
Fortune

Newspaper
"Green China"
Keith Bradsher
The New York Times

Newswire
"Harvard's Toxic Swaps"
Gillian Wee, Jason Kelly, John Lauerman, Michael Quint, Michael McDonald
Bloomberg News

Radio
"Bailing Out Banks, One Toxic Asset At A Time"
Lisa Chow
National Public Radio

TV
"Your Money: Surviving the Crisis Town Meeting"
News 12 Staff
News 12 Westchester



Consumer Reporting
For coverage of safety issues, business trends, product/service scams or unique consumer strategies of useful interest to consumers.

Internet
"Consumer Ally"
Mitch Lipka
WalletPop

Magazine
"The New Retirement"
Peter Keating
Smart Money

Newspaper
"Medicaid Fraud"
Carl Campanile
The New York Post

Newswire
"Fatal Flying on Airlines No Accident in Aviator Complaints to FAA"
Caroline Salas
Bloomberg News

Radio
"Bargains Series"
Sean Adams
WCBS-AM 880 Newsradio

TV
"Unpaid Workers"
Barbara Nevins Taylor, Paul Tsakos, Roy Isen, Brian Kartagener
WNYW-TV MyFox NY



Continuing Coverage
For reporting of an ongoing story that demonstrates meaningful developmental broadening of the subject, event or premise.

Internet
"Time.com on Health Care"
TIME.com Staff
TIME.com

Newspaper
"Detroit in Decline"
The Wall Street Journal Staff
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"Armageddon in Alabama Proves Parable for Local U.S. Governments"
Ken Wells
Bloomberg News

Radio
"Tragedy Over The Hudson"
WCBS-AM News Team
WCBS-AM 880 Newsradio

TV
"Murder Mystery"
Tara Rosenblum, Grace Noone, Kenneth Pelczar, Greg Marsh, Paul Simone, Eric Leeds
News 12 Westchester



Crime Reporting
Coverage of crimes, police techniques, law enforcement, trends or profiles.

Magazine
"Dope"
T.J. English
Playboy Magazine

Newspaper
"Petty Crime on the Rise"
Murray Weiss, Brad Hamilton
The New York Post

Newswire
"Stop and Frisk"
Colleen Long
The Associated Press

TV
"Drunk Driving Moms on the Rise"
Kirstin Cole, Joe Garufi
WCBS-TV



Entertainment News
For timely, news-based coverage of the arts, books, TV, movies, dance, architecture, or the business of entertainment.

Internet
"The Lily's Revenge - A Flowergory Manifold"
Alix Cohen
WomanAroundTown.com

Newswire
"Carnegie Hall Stagehand Moving Props Makes $530,044"
Philip Boroff
Bloomberg News

Radio
"Hazel Scott as Herself"
Sara Fishko
WNYC-FM

TV
"A Rare Armonica Player"
Lisa Voyticki
FiOS1 News



Feature Photo
A photography, not an editorial award. Photography must display extraordinary technical and artistic competence, originality, sensitivity and subjectivity in a human interest or feature report.

Magazine
"The Directors - Photographs by Ben Baker"
Ben Baker, Armin Harris, Nancy Jo Johnson, Mina Kimes, Julie Schlosser, Jessica Shambora
Fortune

Newspaper
"Spa Treatment"
Bryan Smith
The New York Daily News



Feature Reporting
For human interest reporting. No hard news. Entries must not fall into the Entertainment News, Science Feature or Sports Feature categories.

Internet
"The New Homeless"
Sam Gustin, Eric Wahlgren, Lita Epstein, Jonathan Berr
DailyFinance

Magazine
"America's High-Tech Sweatshops"
Steve Hamm, Moira Herbst
Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Newspaper
"Running in the Shadows"
Ian Urbina
The New York Times

Radio
"World's Fair 1939"
Sara Fishko, Andy Lanset, Wayne Shulmister
WNYC-FM

TV
"Fallen Heroes"
Virginia Huie, Brian Endres, David Abrams, David Garden, Juan Monsalve
News 12 Long Island



Feature Video
A videography, not an editorial award. Videography must display extraordinary technical and artistic competence, originality, sensitivity and subjectivity in a human interest or feature report.

TV
"Marc Blumenthal Composite"
Marc Blumenthal
News 12 Westchester



News Special
One-time news special, submitted as aired with no post edits or post effects.

TV
"Back on the Highline"
Thomas Farkas, Elizabeth Kaledin, Stephanie Simon, Budd Mishkin, Tara Lynn Wagner, Jill Urban, Bobby Cuza
NY1 News



Outstanding Web Coverage
Best overall coverage of a news or feature story.

Internet
"2009 US Open Golf"
The New York Times Sports Department
The New York Times



Political Coverage
Coverage of politics, campaigns, government, municipal agencies, or civil service.

Internet
"State of Israel"
Edward-Isaac Dovere
City Hall

Newspaper
"Travel on the Taxpayer"
Brody Mullins, T.W. Farnam
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"Mayor Bloomberg's Re-Election Campaign"
Sara Kugler
The Associated Press

TV
"Campaign 2009"
Robert Hardt, Michael Nitzky, Michael Scotto, Josh Robin, Grace Rauh, Juan Manuel Benitez, Leslie Mayes, Timothy Farrell
NY1 News



Regularly Scheduled Local News
Best single newscast based on news judgment, production, writing, editing and delivery.

TV
"Freak Summer Storm"
News 12 Staff
News 12 Westchester



Sports News
Coverage of professional and amateur athletics.

Internet
"Heading For Trouble"
Peter Keating, Alexa Pozniak
ESPN

Magazine
"Uncontested"
Peter Keating
ESPN the Magazine

Newspaper
"Concussion Series"
Alan Schwarz
The New York Times

Radio
"Yankee Fans Head to Anaheim"
Glenn Schuck
Metro Networks

TV
"Amazing Athletes"
Virginia Huie, Brian Endres
News 12 Long Island



Spot News
Unplanned, unscheduled coverage requiring an immediate response, published during or soon after an event.

Internet
"Ahmadinejad Says Obama Should Back Off"
TIME.com Staff
TIME.com

Magazine
"TIME's Michael Jackson Commemorative"
TIME Staff
TIME

Newspaper
"Miracle on the Hudson"
The Staff of the New York Daily News
The New York Daily News

Newswire
"Hudson River Splashdown"
AP New York City Bureau
The Associated Press

Radio
"Miracle On The Hudson"
WCBS-AM News Team
WCBS-AM 880 Newsradio

TV
"Yonkers Firefighter Death"
News 12 Staff
News 12 Westchester



Spot News Photo
Best photograph of a news story or event under breaking news conditions.

Newspaper
"The Decision"
Michael Schwartz
The New York Daily News



2009 Winners
Gold Keyboard
(Single Award) Outstanding enterprise or investigative reporting.

"Message Machine"
David Barstow
The New York Times

The culmination of a two year investigation, the reporting focused on how the Pentagon, under former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, constructed an elaborate disinformation apparatus to sell the Bush Administration’s case for war and a long occupation in Iraq.


Finalists: Mark Thompson, TIME Magazine, "America's Medicated Army" sheds light on one of the least publicized but most controversial new weapons used by U.S. fighting forces today: anti-depressant drugs.

New York Daily News, series reporting on financing irregularities in the construction of the new Yankee Stadium.



Nellie Bly Cub Reporter
(Single Award) Best journalistic effort by an individual with three years or less professional experience.

"The End of Oil"
Mina Kimes
Fortune Small Business


Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York
Story or series that is most complimentary of New York City.

Radio
"Bella"
Sara Fishko
WNYC-FM

Newswire
"Various Travel Articles"
Beth J. Harpaz
The Associated Press

Newspaper
"Big City"
Susan Dominus
The New York Times



Anticipated News
Coverage of a major event that was scheduled well in advance.

Internet
"Zimbabwe: An Underground Diary"
Rod Nordland
Newsweek

Magazine
"How Obama Rewrote the Book"
Nancy Gibbs
TIME

Newspaper
"Change Has Come - Election Day"
Daily News Staff Reporters
The New York Daily News

Newswire
"Fed Defies Transparency"
Mark Pittman, Elliot Blair Smith, Jesse Westbrook, Bob Ivry, Alison Fitzgerald
Bloomberg News

Radio
"The Historic Visit of Pope Benedict XVI"
The WCBS News Team
WCBS Newsradio

TV
"Papal Visit 2008"
NY1 News Staff
NY1 News



Best Headline and Front Page
Best use of editorial and layout to convey meaning and compel attention.

Magazine
"Make Fear Your Friend"
Fortune Small Business Staff
Fortune Small Business

Newspaper
"America's Historic Vote"
Claire Regan
Staten Island Advance



Best Web Exclusive Content
Content built specifically for an organization's Web site.

Internet
"Southern Discomfort"
Chris Dickey, Lee Wang, Jon Groat, Jennifer Molina, Seamus Murphy
Newsweek



Business Reporting
Best story or series focusing on business, finance, economics, trends or management.

Internet
"Unconnected America"
Arik Hesseldahl
BusinessWeek

Magazine
"We Can't Make It Here"
Kevin Phillips
Playboy Magazine

Newspaper
"The Fall of Bear Stearns"
Kate Kelly
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"Goodwill Hunting"
Maxwell Murphy
Dow Jones Newswires

Radio
"Wall Street Meltdown: The Layoffs"
Carole Zimmer, Mark Mills, Nick Ciavatta
Bloomberg Radio



Consumer Reporting
For coverage of safety issues, business trends, product/service scams or unique consumer strategies of useful interest to consumers.

Magazine
"401(k) Predators"
Mara Der Hovanesian
BusinessWeek

Newspaper
"The Credit Trap"
Kathy Chu, Byron Acohido
USA Today

Newswire
"AARP's Stealth Fees Often Sting Seniors With Costlier Insurance"
Gary Cohn, Darrell Preston
Bloomberg News

TV
"Medicaid Fraud"
Barbara Nevins Taylor, Paul Tsakos, Roy Isen, Jonathan Weaver, Brian Kartagener, Chris O'Donoghue, Ed Lopez
WWOR-TV



Continuing Coverage
For reporting of an ongoing story that demonstrates meaningful developmental broadening of the subject, event or premise.

Internet
"Auto Industry Coverage"
David Welch, David Kiley, Ian Rowley
BusinessWeek

Magazine
"Gay Marriage Series"
Lisa Miller, Lorraine Ali, David Jefferson
Newsweek

Newspaper
"The Nixzmary Trials"
Scott Shifrel, Tracy Connor, Jane Ridley
The New York Daily News

Newswire
"Recipe for Famine"
Alan Bjerga, Alan Katz, Carlos Caminada, Alison Fitzgerald, Pius Lukong, Helen Murphy, Christopher Swann, Jason Gale, Luzi Ann Javier, Ian Katz, Ari Levy, Peter Robison
Bloomberg News

Radio
"Eliot Spitzer Scandal"
Glenn Schuck, James Smith, Mike Watts, Jen Pulsone
MetroNetworks

TV
"YMCA Probe"
Tracy Everson, Greg Marsh
News 12 Westchester



Crime Reporting
Coverage of crimes, police techniques, law enforcement, trends or profiles.

Magazine
"The Strange Redemption of James Keene"
Hillel Levin
Playboy Magazine

Newspaper
"The Hidden Cost of Violence"
Gary Fields
The Wall Street Journal



Entertainment News
For timely, news-based coverage of the arts, books, TV, movies, dance, architecture, or the business of entertainment.

Magazine
"George Clooney: The Last Movie Star"
Joel Stein
TIME

Newswire
"Marilyn Horne, Survivor"
Verena Dobnik
The Associated Press

Radio
"Lalo Schifrin"
Sara Fishko
WNYC-FM

TV
"Muse Show 91"
Carol Massar, Manuela Hoelterhoff, Zinta Lundborg, Kathleen Campion, Ellen Pinchuk, Robert Hilferty,John Bence, Andrea Simon, Amy Marino, Robin Schatz, Mary Linnane, Alex Graham, Paul Cavrell, Joseph Valenti, Ryo Ikegami
Bloomberg TV



Feature Photo
A photography, not an editorial award. Photography must display extraordinary technical and artistic competence, originality, sensitivity and subjectivity in a human interest or feature report.

Newspaper
"Miraculous Reception"
Michael Appleton
The New York Daily News



Feature Reporting
For human interest reporting. No hard news. Entries must not fall into the Entertainment News, Science Feature or Sports Feature categories.

Internet
"Views on the Bailout, from Harlem to Wall Street"
Moira Herbst
BusinessWeek

Magazine
"The Subprime Wolves Are Back"
Chad Terhune, Robert Berner
BusinessWeek

Newspaper
"Red Sox Jersey Curse"
New York Post Staff
The New York Post

Newswire
"Long Haul"
Sharon Cohen
The Associated Press

Radio
"WCBS Bargains"
Sean Adams
WCBS Newsradio

TV
"Jazz Lives Here"
Stephanie Simon
NY1 News



Feature Video
A videography, not an editorial award. Videography must display extraordinary technical and artistic competence, originality, sensitivity and subjectivity in a human interest or feature report.

TV
"In Search of Miracles"
David Leibowitz
News 12 Long Island



News Special
One-time news special, submitted as aired with no post edits or post effects.

TV
"45 Years at Shea"
John Houseman
WPIX-TV



Outstanding Web Coverage
Best overall coverage of a news or feature story.

Internet
"2008 Summer Olympics"
The New York Times Staff
The New York Times



Political Coverage
Coverage of politics, campaigns, government, municipal agencies, or civil service.

Internet
"Immigration: Enforcement or Politics"
Moira Herbst
BusinessWeek

Magazine
"How He Did It"
Evan Thomas, Daren Briscoe, Eleanor Clift, Katie Connolly, Nick Summers, Michael Hastings
Newsweek

Newspaper
"On the Campaign Trail"
Monica Langley
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"Sharpton's Money"
David B. Caruso
The Associated Press

Radio
"Peter Haskell On Campaign '08"
Peter Haskell
WCBS Newsradio



Regularly Scheduled Local News
Best single newscast based on news judgment, production, writing, editing and delivery.

TV
"CW 11 News at Ten: Papal Visit"
Team Coverage
WPIX-TV



Sports News
Coverage of professional and amateur athletics.

Magazine
"The Perfect Sprint"
Jonathan Littman
Playboy Magazine

Newspaper
"China's Pride: A 24-Karat Olympic Machine"
Juliet Macur
The New York Times

Newswire
"Everett Walks Away From Broken Neck Salved by Hypothermia"
Curtis Eichelberger
Bloomberg News

Radio
"The Final Game At The House That Ruth Built"
The WCBS News Team
WCBS Newsradio

TV
"Charting A New Course"
Antoinette Biordi, Paul Simone, Eric Leeds, Justin Barbo
News 12 Westchester



Spot News
Unplanned, unscheduled coverage requiring an immediate response, published during or soon after an event.

Internet
"Microsoft-Yahoo Bid"
Jay Greene, Robert Hof, Catherine Holahan, Bruce Meyerson, Moira Herbst, Aaron Ricadela
BusinessWeek

Newspaper
"Wall Street on the Brink"
The Wall Street Journal Staff
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"The Bear Collapses"
Dow Jones Newswires staff
Dow Jones Newswires

Radio
"Crane Accident Coverage"
Glenn Schuck, James Smith, Jen Pulsone
MetroNetworks

TV
"Man Barricade"
Tara Rosenblum, Alex Diaz, Jenna-Lee Russo, Timothy Cassidy, John Lyon, Doug White, Maurice Hudson, Janine Rose, Stan Kowalski, Douglas Pawlikowski
News 12 Westchester



Spot News Photo
Best photograph of a news story or event under breaking news conditions.

Newspaper
"Pit Bull in Chains"
Michael Schwartz
The New York Daily News



2008 Winners
Gold Keyboard
(Single Award) Outstanding enterprise or investigative reporting.

"Left Out by Inclusion"
Robert Tomsho, John Hechinger, Daniel Golden
The Wall Street Journal


Nellie Bly Cub Reporter
(Single Award) Best journalistic effort by an individual with three years or less professional experience.

"Various articles"
Christine Armario
Newsday


Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York
Story or series that is most complimentary of New York City.

Newspaper
"House Afire"
David Gonzalez
The New York Times

TV
"Fact Finders: Epilepsy and Driving"
Mary Murphy
CW11 News at Ten

Radio
"Bea Wain, Girl Singer"
Sara Fishko
WNYC-FM



Anticipated News
Coverage of a major event that was scheduled well in advance.

Newspaper
"Murdoch Wins Bid for Wall Street Journal"
Sarah Ellison, Matthew Karnitschnig, Martin Peers, Susan Warren, Susan Pulliam, Dennis K. Berman, Suzanne Vranica, Stephanie Kang, Cynthia Crossen
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"Florida Holds 2.2 Billion of Debt to Cut Junk Status"
William Selway, David Evans
Bloomberg News

TV
"911 Ceremonies & Firehouse Hit Hard"
Mary Murphy
CW11 News at Ten



Art
Best journalistic effort in the visual arts - accompanying a story.

Magazine
"The Ratings Charade"
C.J. Burton
Bloomberg Markets



Best Web Exclusive Content
Content built specifically for an organization's Web site.

Internet
"Voices of the Fallen"
Jonathan Groat, Jennifer Molina, David Alpern, Nisid Hajari, Dan Ephron
newsweek.com



Business Reporting
Best story or series focusing on business, finance, economics, trends or management.

Internet
"Home Solutions' Permit Problem"
Nick Yulico
theStreet.com

Magazine
"Extreme Emerging Markets Series"
Roben Farzad
BusinessWeek

Newspaper
"Mortgage Meltdown on Wall Street"
Kate Kelly, Serena Ng, David Reilly, Susanne Craig, Susan Pulliam, Randall Smith, Michael Siconolfi, Carrick Mollenkamp, Robin Sidel, Monica Langley, Gregory Zuckerman, David Enrich
The Wall Street Journal

Newswire
"Toxic Debt"
David Evans, Richard Tomlinson
Bloomberg News

Radio
"Subprime Meltdown: the Families"
Carole Zimmer
Bloomberg Radio

TV
"Phantom Shares"
Karin Annus, Gary Matsumoto, Mike Schneider, Antony Michels, Mary Linnane, Bob Drummond
Bloomberg TV



Consumer Reporting
For coverage of safety issues, business trends, product/service scams or unique consumer strategies of useful interest to consumers.

Internet
"Credit Cards on Campus"
Jessica Silver-Greenberg
businessweek.com

Magazine
"The Insurance Hoax"
David Dietz, Gary Cohn, Darrell Preston
Bloomberg Markets

Newspaper
"World Trade Center Insurance Fund Waste"
Susan Edelman
The New York Post

TV
"Stolen MySpace Pictures"
Ray Parisi, Mary Garofalo, Nicholas Veneziale, Marilyn Salaway, Alan Lesner
Fox5 News WNYW-TV



Continuing Coverage
For reporting of an ongoing story that demonstrates meaningful developmental broadening of the subject, event or premise.

Internet
"Congo series"
Rod Nordland
newsweek.com

Magazine
"Into Thin Air"
Sami Yousafzai, Dan Ephron, Michael Isikoff, Rod Nordland, Ron Moreau, Zahid Hussain, Mark Hosenball, Michael Hirsh, John Barry, Eve Conant, Christopher Dickey, Roya Wolverson, Evan Thomas
Newsweek

Newspaper
"Tall Tales of a Mafia Mistress"
Tom Robbins
The Village Voice

Newswire
"Wall Street's Faustian Bargain"
Mark Pittman, Bob Ivry, Kathleen M. Howley
Bloomberg News

Radio
"Floods of '07"
John Montone, Mona Rivera, Steve Sandberg, Kathleen Maloney, Juliet Papa
1010 WINS

TV
"No Way To Live"
Barbara Nevins Taylor, Paul Tsakos, Roy Isen, Jonathan Weaver, Brian Kartagener, Horatio Jennings
My9 News WWOR-TV



Crime Reporting
Coverage of crimes, police techniques, law enforcement, trends or profiles.

Newspaper
"Scared Silent"
David Kocieniewski
The New York Times

Radio
"Crime and Punishment"
Juliet Papa
1010 WINS

TV
"The Yard Blues: A Reality of Drugs and Prostitution"
Erica Ferrari
News 12 The Bronx



Entertainment News
For timely, news-based coverage of the arts, books, TV, movies, dance, architecture, or the business of entertainment.

Internet
"Level Up"
N'Gai Croal
newsweek.com

Magazine
"Squeezing Money From Music"
David Whitford
Fortune Small Business Magazine

Newspaper
"If She Did It"
Doree Shafrir, Leon Neyfakh
The New York Observer

Radio
"Musical Abilities"
George Bodarky
WFUV-FM

TV
"Bloomberg MUSE #79"
Karin Annus, Zinta Lundborg, Carol Massar, Patrick Cole, Ellen Pinchuk, Alex Graham, Howard Silver, Robin Schatz, Mary Linnane, John Bence, Seth Karten, Paul Cavrell, Catherine Smith, Jonathan Bosley
Bloomberg TV



Feature Photo
A photography, not an editorial award. Photography must display extraordinary technical and artistic competence, originality, sensitivity and subjectivity in a human interest or feature report.

Newspaper
"From Champs to Chumps"
Ron Antonelli
The New York Daily News



Feature Reporting
For human interest reporting. No hard news. Entries must not fall into the Entertainment News, Science Feature or Sports Feature categories.

Internet
"The Man Behind the Cloning Movement"
Pallavi Gogoi
businessweek.com

Magazine
"The Panhandler's Payday"
Jennifer Gonnerman
New York Magazine

Newspaper
"The DNA Age"
Amy Harmon
The New York Times

Radio
"Cab Calloway Centennial"
Sara Fishko
WNYC-FM

TV
"Hitting Bottom"
Shannon White, Frank Merola, Eric Leeds
News 12 Westchester



Feature Video
A videography, not an editorial award. Videography must display extraordinary technical and artistic competence, originality, sensitivity and subjectivity in a human interest or feature report.

TV
"Field of Dreams"
Michael DelGiudice
WNBC-TV



News Special
One-time news special, submitted as aired with no post edits or post effects.

TV
"Last Letters Home"
Virginia Huie, Brian Endres, Dave Garden, Jim Luning
News 12 Long Island



Outstanding Web Coverage
Best overall coverage of a news or feature story.

Internet
"The Gap (They Failed to Act)"
newsday.com Staff
newsday.com



Political Coverage
Coverage of politics, campaigns, government, municipal agencies, or civil service.

Internet
"Presidential Portfolios"
Aaron Task, Nat Worden
theStreet.com

Magazine
"Flying Shame"
Mark Thompson
TIME Magazine

Newspaper
"Bundle of Trouble"
Brody Mullins, Ianthe Jeanne Dugan, Jonathan Cheng, John R. Emshwiller, Jim Carlton, Christopher Cooper
The Wall Street Journal

Radio
"Breaking the Bank: Campaign Spending 2008"
Carole Zimmer
Bloomberg Radio

TV
"11 News Closeup: The Internet and Politics"
Marvin Scott; Ellyn Marks
CW11 News at Ten



Sports News
Coverage of professional and amateur athletics.

Magazine
"Academy of Dreams"
Danielle Sessa
Bloomberg Markets

Newspaper
"Hidden Danger"
Alan Schwarz
The New York Times

Radio
"Fordham Football: A Legacy of Their Own"
Ryan Ruocco
WFUV-FM

TV
"Miracle League"
Antoinette Biordi, Phil Sexton
News 12 Westchester



Spot News
Unplanned, unscheduled coverage requiring an immediate response, published during or soon after an event.

Internet
"Assassination of Benazir Bhutto"
Michael Hirsh, Fasih Ahmed, Mark Hosenball, Linda Bird Francke, Graham Allison, Ron Moreau
newsweek.com

Newspaper
"A Fire in the Bronx"
Metropolitan Staff
The New York Times

Newswire
"Bernanke's World Unravels"
Scott Lanman, Brendan Murray, Matthew Brockett, Caroline Salas, Anthony Massucci, Lynn Thomasson, Shannon Harrington
Bloomberg News

Radio
"The NYC Steam Pipe Explosion"
WCBS News Team
WCBS 880

TV
"Steam Pipe Explosion"
Arthur Chi'en, Chris Glorioso, Cathy Hobbs
CW11 News at Ten



Spot News Photo
Best photograph of a news story or event under breaking news conditions.

Newspaper
"Nowhere to Run"
Andrew Savulich
The New York Daily News



Spot News Video
Best news videography of a breaking story by an individual or crew.

TV
"Dentist Road Rage"
Chris Calarco
WCBS-TV



2007 Winners
Gold Keyboard
(Single Award) Outstanding enterprise or investigative reporting.

"Broken Bench"
William Glaberson
The New York Times


Nellie Bly Cub Reporter
(Single Award) Best journalistic effort by an individual with three years or less professional experience.

"Various"
Scott Detrow
WFUV-FM


Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York
Story or series that is most complimentary of New York City.

TV
"Louis Pepe’s New Eye"
Mary Murphy
CW11 News At Ten

Radio
"The Radio Rookies"
The Radio Rookies
WNYC-FM



Anticipated News
Coverage of a major event that was scheduled well in advance.

Internet
"United States Reaches 300 Million Mark"
Mike Mandel, Alex Halperin
BusinessWeek

Newswire
"Bonuses At Wall Street Big Five Surge to $36 Billion"
Christine Harper
Bloomberg News

Radio
"9/11-Five Years Later"
WCBS Newsradio 880 Staff
WCBS Newsradio 880

TV
"TWA 800: Ten Years Later"
Marvin Scott, Chris Glorioso, Rob Hoell
CW11 News At Ten



Best Web Exclusive Content
Content built specifically for an organization's Web site.

Internet
"Saving Bobby"
Newsday Staff
Newsday



Business Reporting
Best story or series focusing on business, finance, economics, trends or management.

Magazine
"Duping Main Street"
Martin Z. Braun, David Dietz, Michael Marois, William Selway, Christine Richard, Darrell Presten
Bloomberg Markets

Newspaper
"Costly Promises"
Michael Cooper, Danny Hakim, Mary Williams Walsh
The New York Times

TV
"The Ethanol Fix: Breaking America’s Addiction To Oil"
Karin Annus, Carol Massar, Ramona Duoba
Bloomberg TV



Consumer Reporting
For coverage of safety issues, business trends, product/service scams or unique consumer strategies of useful interest to consumers.

Magazine
"Forever Young: Selling The Promise of Youth"
Arlene Weintraub
Business Week

Newspaper
"The Health-Care Crisis"
Wall Street Journal Staff
The Wall Street Journal

TV
"Dirty Secrets"
Walt Kane, Bill Schlosser, Anthony Coco
News 12 New Jersey



Continuing Coverage
For reporting of an ongoing story that demonstrates meaningful developmental broadening of the subject, event or premise.

Internet
"Wal-Mart"
Pallavi Gogoi
BusinessWeek

Newspaper
"Bad Blood"
N.R. Kleinfield, Richard Perez-Pena, Marc Santora, Ian Urbina
The New York Times

Radio
"50 Shots"
Mona Rivera, John Montone, Stan Brooks, Juliet Papa, Steve Kastenbaum, Al Jones, Carol D’Auria, Terry Sheridan, Kathleen Maloney
1010 WINS

TV
"Test Tampering"
Tracy Everson, John Lyon
News 12 Westchester



Crime Reporting
Coverage of crimes, police techniques, law enforcement, trends or profiles.

Newspaper
"Coverage of Nixzmary Brown Death"
New York Daily News Staff
The New York Daily News

TV
"Photographers Detained"
Solana Pyne, Bobby Cuza
NY 1 News



Entertainment News
For timely, news-based coverage of the arts, books, TV, movies, dance, architecture, or the business of entertainment.

Magazine
"The Box Office Mogul"
Seth Lubove
Bloomberg Markets

Newspaper
"The Emperor’s New Show"
Justin Davidson
Newsday

Radio
"John Levy, Jazz Master"
Sara FIshko
WNYC-FM

TV
"After A Fashion"
NY1 News Staff
NY 1 News



Feature Photo
A photography, not an editorial award. Photography must display extraordinary technical and artistic competence, originality, sensitivity and subjectivity in a human interest or feature report.

Magazine
"Fast 50 Babies"
Phillip Toledano
Fast Company Magazine



Feature Reporting
For human interest reporting. No hard news. Entries must not fall into the Entertainment News, Science Feature or Sports Feature categories.

Internet
"High Tech Cars"
Matt Vella, David Welch
BusinessWeek

Magazine
"A Head For Detail"
Clive Thompson
Fast Company Magazine

Newspaper
"An Imam in America"
Andrea Elliott
The New York Times

Radio
"Heart & Soul"
Sara Fishko
WNYC-FM

Radio
"Venture Capitalists Go Green"
Carole Zimmer
Bloomberg Radio

TV
"Forgotten Heroes"
Tara Rosenblum, Phil Sexton
News 12 Westchester



Feature Video
A videography, not an editorial award. Videography must display extraordinary technical and artistic competence, originality, sensitivity and subjectivity in a human interest or feature report.

TV
"Forgotten Heroes"
Phil Sexton
News 12 Westchester



News Special
One-time news special, submitted as aired with no post edits or post effects.

TV
"Spirit of New York"
CW 11 New At Ten Staff
CW11 News At Ten



Outstanding Web Coverage
Best overall coverage of a news or feature story.

Internet
"9/11-Five Years Later"
WCBS Newsradio 880 Staff
WCBS Newsradio 880



Political Coverage
Coverage of politics, campaigns, government, municipal agencies, or civil service.

Newspaper
"Congressional Corruption"
John R. Wilke, Brody Mullins
The Wall Street Journal

Radio
"The Brian Lehrer Show"
Brian Lehrer
WNYC-FM

TV
"What Matters"
Jay DeDapper, Jamie McShane, Melissa Russo, Andrew Siff, David Ushery
WNBC-TV



Sports News
Coverage of professional and amateur athletics.

Magazine
"Big Headache and Doctor Yes"
Peter Keating
ESPN - The Magazine

Newspaper
"Brawn Over Brains"
Pete Thamel
The New York Times

Radio
"Breaking Down The Barriers: The Jackie & Pee Wee Story"
Kenny Pordon
WFUV-FM

TV
"National Champions"
Jura Tatsuuma, Christina Rios, Eric Leeds
News 12 Westchester



Spot News
Unplanned, unscheduled coverage requiring an immediate response, published during or soon after an event.

Internet
"The Legacy of Bill Gates"
Jay Greene, Steve Hamm, Arik Hesseldahl, Burt Helm, Sarah Lacy, Cliff Edwards
BusinessWeek

Newspaper
"Death of a Yankee"
Newsday Staff
Newsday

Radio
"Plane Crash"
Al Jones, Eileen Lehpamer, Susan Richard, Stan Brooks, Juliet Papa, Terry Sheridan
1010 WINS

TV
"Brooklyn Disturbance"
Arthur Chi’en
CW11 News At Ten



Spot News Photo
Best photograph of a news story or event under breaking news conditions.

Newspaper
"Bagdad E.R."
Robert Sabo
The New York Daily News



2006 Winners
Gold Keyboard
(Single Award) Outstanding enterprise or investigative reporting.

"Psychopolitics"
Rita Nissan
NY 1 News


Nellie Bly Cub Reporter
(Single Award) Best journalistic effort by an individual with three years or less professional experience.

"The Accidental Guru"
Danielle Sacks
Fast Company Magazine


Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York
Story or series that is most complimentary of New York City.

Radio
"New York Shakespeare Festival 50th Anniversary"
Sara FIshko
WNYC-FM

TV
"Firefighter Stolowski Walks Again"
Mary Murphy
WPIX-TV



Anticipated News
Coverage of a major event that was scheduled well in advance.

Newspaper
"The Transit Strike of 2005"
The New York Times Staff
The New York Times

Radio
"The 2005 NYC Marathon"
The WCBS Newsradio Staff
WCBS Newsradio 880

TV
"The Road to Singapore"
Jay DeDapper, Jamie McShane, John Albertson
WNBC-TV



Business Reporting
Best story or series focusing on business, finance, economics, trends or management.

Magazine
"Why GM’s Plan Won’t Work"
David Weich, Dan Beucke
BusinessWeek

Newspaper
"Exposing the Seamy Underside of Corporate Pay and Perks"
Mark Maremont
The Wall Street Journal

Radio
"Berlin to Vineland"
Carole Zimmer
Bloomberg Radio

TV
"Santiago Solution"
Chuck Scarborough, Emily Smolar, Brian Quinn, John Gonzalez
WNBC-TV



Consumer Reporting
For coverage of safety issues, business trends, product/service scams or unique consumer strategies of useful interest to consumers.

Newspaper
"Stealing the House Itself"
Erik German
Newsday

TV
"Steal This House"
Barbara Nevins Taylor, Chris O’Donoghue, Ed Lopez, Jimmy Mitchell, Paul Tsakos, Kathy Coles
WWOR-TV



Continuing Coverage
For reporting of an ongoing story that demonstrates meaningful developmental broadening of the subject, event or premise.

Magazine
"Poverty, Race and Katrina: Lessons of a National Shame"
Jonathan Alter, Barbara Kantrowitz, Karen Breslau
Newsweek

Newswire
"Bloomberg Coverage"
Sara Kugler
The Associated Press

Radio
"New York City Transit Strike of 2005"
WCBS Newsradio 880 Staff
WCBS Newsradio 880

TV
"Subway Terror Threat"
Jonathan Dienst, Alice McQuillan, Joseph Valiquette
WNBC-TV



Crime Reporting
Coverage of crimes, police techniques, law enforcement, trends or profiles.

Radio
"Raiders of the Lost Art"
Vernon Silver
Bloomberg Radio

TV
"Tapping the Mob"
Jonathan Dienst, Alice McQuillan, Joseph Valiquette, John Gonzalez
WNBC-TV



Crystal Gavel
Co-presented with the New York State Bar Association to honor outstanding reporting of the delivery of justice within the legal profession and the courts.

Newspaper
"Beyond the Law"
Adam Liptak
The New York Times

Radio
"Guantanamo Diaries"
Marianne McCune
WNYC-FM



Entertainment News
For timely, news-based coverage of the arts, books, TV, movies, dance, architecture, or the business of entertainment.

Magazine
"Lennon Lives"
Jeff Giles
Newsweek

Newswire
"New York’s CBGB Outlived Ramones, May Fail to Real Estate Boom"
Rob Urban
Bloomberg News

Radio
"Walt Whitman: Song of Myself"
Curtis Fox, Elena Park
WNYC-FM

TV
"Jazz Lives Here"
NY1 News Staff
NY 1 News



Feature Photo
A photography, not an editorial award. Photography must display extraordinary technical and artistic competence, originality, sensitivity and subjectivity in a human interest or feature report.

Newspaper
"Fleet Week Fun"
Susan Watts
The New York Daily News



Feature Reporting
For human interest reporting. No hard news. Entries must not fall into the Entertainment News, Science Feature or Sports Feature categories.

Magazine
"The Class of 9/11"
Nancy Gibbs, Nathan Thornburgh
TIME

Newspaper
"The Last Potato Graders"
Steve Wick
Newsday

Radio
"Primal Scream"
Soterios Johnson
WNYC-FM



Feature Video
A videography, not an editorial award. Videography must display extraordinary technical and artistic competence, originality, sensitivity and subjectivity in a human interest or feature report.

TV
"One on 1 with Budd Mishkin: Chuck Close"
Michael Dudley
NY 1 News



News Special
One-time news special, submitted as aired with no post edits or post effects.

TV
"Channel 2 News Special Report"
WCBS-TV News Staff
WCBS-TV



Outstanding Web Coverage
Best overall coverage of a news or feature story.

Internet
"The New York City Transit Strike"
1010 WINS Staff
1010 WINS



Political Coverage
Coverage of politics, campaigns, government, municipal agencies, or civil service.

Magazine
"Sinkhole"
Nanette Byrnes, Christopher Palmeri
BusinessWeek

Radio
"Election 2005"
Stan Brooks, Steve Sandberg, Steve Kastenbaum, Kathleen Maloney
1010 WINS

TV
"Frequent Flyers"
Frequent Flyers
News 12 New Jersey



Regularly Scheduled Morning News
Best single local or national morning news program, aired "live".

TV
"Today in New York"
British Consulate Explosion
WNBC-TV



Sports News
Coverage of professional and amateur athletics.

Newspaper
"In Two Arena’s"
Juliet Macur
The New York Times

Radio
"Vin Scully: Voice of Heaven"
Lou Wasson
WFUV-FM

TV
"Afleet Alex"
Ned Radovic
WNBC-TV



Spot News
Unplanned, unscheduled coverage requiring an immediate response, published during or soon after an event.

Magazine
"An American Tragedy"
TIME Magazine Staff
TIME

Newspaper
"21 Tourists Die on Boat on Lake George"
New York Times Staff
The New York Times

Radio
"The Thanksgiving Day Balloon Crash"
Steve Kastenbaum, Catheri Smith, Doug O’Brien
1010 WINS

TV
"Building Collapse"
WNBC Live at Five Staff
WNBC-TV



Spot News Photo
Best photograph of a news story or event under breaking news conditions.

Newspaper
"Times Scare"
Bob Sabo
The New York Daily News



Jurors for 2014

2014 Jurors (partial list)

Peter O.E. Bekker
Multimediographer, Web technologist. Formerly, news writer, executive news producer, personal technology and music commentator, WCBS Newsradio and the CBS Radio Network; adjunct professor of journalism, Baruch College, CUNY.

Alexa Capeloto
Assistant professor of journalism and co-coordinator of the journalism program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY. Former metro desk reporter and editor, the Detroit Free Press and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Mary Cox
Storytelling coach, 602 Communications. Assistant Professor-Digital Journalism, Webster University, St. Louis. Former TV news director, assistant news director, executive producer, news producer and reporter.

Greg David
Distinguished professor, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism; Director, Business Reporting Program. Former managing editor, Crain's New York Business.

Bridgett Davis
Bridgett Davis, Professor Journalism and Director, Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program, Baruch College.

Pam Frederick
Writer, reporter, editor. Adjunct professor, Columbia University Journalism School.

Vera Haller
Director, undergraduate journalism program at City College in Harlem. A former New York Times editor and contributing reporter, she writes frequently for Essence Magazine and theroot.com.

Juliet Hindell
Television producer and journalist, former BBC News Correspondent, former Daily Telegraph Correspondent.

Stacy-Marie Ishmael
Writer, blogger, editor, reporter; visiting lecturer, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. VP of Communities at the Financial Times.

Sarah Kramer
Emmy and Peabody award winning journalist and documentary storyteller. Previously multimedia editor at The New York Times; founding senior producer StoryCorps; alum of PBS and HBO documentaries. Adjunct professor at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, teaching the Art of the Interview.

Rich Lamb
City Hall Reporter, WCBS Newsradio 880; 40+ years in major market radio news; three-term New York Press Club president; member, New York Press Club Board of Governors.

Mark Lieberman
Economist; Trustee and past president, New York Press Club.

Karin Lipson
Freelance journalist. Former arts and entertainment writer and editor, Newsday and New York Newsday.

Mark Maben
Long time broadcaster and educator. General manager, WSOU-FM, Seton Hall University.

Don Mathisen
Fox News Radio anchor; Crain's New York Business podcast host/producer; former radio and TV anchor/reporter for Bloomberg News and WNYC.

Ray McNally
CNN Writer/Producer. Former news director, assignment editor, radio and TV anchor for Bloomberg, UPI, among others. Beat reporter for business, science, medical and sports news.

Phil O'Brien
Chief judge; President, Zazoom Video LLC; Co-founder, NY1 News; Formerly, executive news producer, WNBC; Board member and former president, the New York Press Club.

Tom O'Hanlon
Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media, Lehman College/CUNY; radio broadcaster; former news producer, NBC.

Rick Ricioppo
Assistant professor, Stony Brook. Former news and sports photographer and editor, WGRZ-TV, Empire Sports Network, C-SPAN.

Tom Robbins
Veteran reporter currently Investigative Journalist in Residence at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Glenn Schuck
Anchor/reporter, 1010 WINS; longtime news director, Metro Networks radio news wire. Past president, New York Press Club.

Larry Seary
President, New York Press Club; former director of news field operations, photographer and assignment editor, WNBC.

Barbara Selvin
Professor and internship coordinator, Stony Brook University School of Journalism. Formerly, business reporter, New York Newsday.

Elizabeth Semrai
Managing Editor, HarperCollins; Corresponding Secretary, New York Press Club.

Donna Silberberg
Award-winning public relations executive and journalist. Formerly, Assistant Director, Communications, District Council 37, the city's largest municipal employee union.

Andrew Smith
Reporter, Newsday, covering the courts. Previously covered nuclear power issues and worked as an assigning editor.

Gerry Solomon
Acting Director/Assistant Professor of journalism, Queens College; broadcast adjunct CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Formerly writer, reporter, managing editor, executive producer for major market radio and network TV broadcasts, public and cable TV newscasts including WCBS Newsradio, NBC Nightly News, NBC Today, Meet the Press, Good Morning America, Religion & Ethics News Weekly, Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN).

Joanne Stevens
Founder, Stevens Media Consulting, Ltd., Media trainer for broadcast, Web and print journalists, business and corporate communicators and public speakers. "News Coach" blogger for RTNDA.org.

Shelly Strickler
Broadcast journalist, veteran anchor/reporter WOR Radio.

Vito A. Turso
Deputy Commissioner, Public Affairs, NYC Department of Sanitation. 40+ year member, New York Press Club.

Jeff Weiser
Broadcast journalist, reporter, professor. Formerly at CNN, Bloomberg TV and Radio, Fox 5 TV, WPIX-TV, WINS Radio, Metro Networks and WOR Radio; adjunct professor of journalism and communications, St. John's University.

Deborah Wetzel
Public relations. Adjunct Professor. Voiceover artist. Formerly, morning news anchor, WCBS-FM; Trustee, New York Press Club.

Scotti Williston
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Formerly Cairo and Rome bureau chief, CBS News; visiting professor of journalism, Columbia University Journalism School.

Amy Wu
South China Morning Post columnist and journalism teacher at Hong Kong's Shue Yan University. Contributor to the New York Times, Red Herring, the San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes.com, others. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Amy has reported extensively from Hong Kong and Beijing.

Bob Yuna
Former news director and news manager at stations that include KDKA-TV Pittsburgh, WSB-TV Atlanta, WKBW-TV Buffalo. Currently provides guidance on the launch of national TV operations around the world, such as in Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, Kurdistan, India and Pakistan.

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Awards/Fellowships/Internships

Awards
Fellowships
Internships

Meet a Member

Liz Willen
Liz Willen
Editor of The Hechinger Report


An award-winning education reporter and longtime Press Club member, Liz is editor of the nonprofit, education-news organization The Hechinger Report. More in Meet a Member.

Member News

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Evan Weiner
Sports Business Reporter


Updates book, "The Business & Politics of Sports"; appears in two documentaries. More in Member News.

The Constant Columnist

Joanne Stevens
Joanne Stevens
Lessons from the News Coach: Stand-ups: They Are Not All About You.


I feel more and more as if I'm being distracted by reporter standups rather than being further edified about the story More in The Constant Columnist.