The Forward Among The Deadline Club Awards’ Finalists for News Reporting, Arts Reporting and Opinion Writing

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Published April 23, 2010.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 23, 2010 — The Forward, America’s most influential Jewish weekly newspaper and website, has been selected among finalists of The Deadline Club Awards honoring the best in New York area journalism distributed in 2009. Selected for finalists in the categories of news reporting, arts reporting, and opinion writing, the winners will be announced at the Annual Awards Dinner on Monday, June 7, 2010.

Selected as finalists in the news reporting category for publications with a circulation under 100,000 are Jane Eisner, editor of the Forward; Gabrielle Birkner, web editor; and Devra Ferst, editorial assistant, for “Few Jewish Workplaces Have Family Friendly Policies” and “Jewish Women Lag Behind Men in Promotion and Pay.” Selected for Arts Reporting is contributor Benjamin Ivry’s “From the Kol Israel Orchestra to a Pygmy Choir.” For the category of Opinion Writing is contributor Jay Michaelson’s “How I’m Losing My Love for Israel,” “A ‘New Jew’ Goes to Auschwitz” and “Do Jews Have a Jesus Problem?”

The Deadline Club announced the finalists in its annual awards contest at a reception at the Midtown Executive Club in New York on Friday, April 9, 2010. The complete list of finalists is available here.

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