Forward Editor Wins National Award

By Forward Staff

Published May 04, 2010.
  • Print
  • Share Share

Jane R. Eisner, editor of the Forward, has been selected for a 2009 Sigma Delta Chi award for excellence in journalism for a series of three editorials she wrote about gender and family issues.

Editor: Jane Eisner
jewish channel
Editor: Jane Eisner

The Society of Professional Journalists announced the award May 3, honoring outstanding work published in 2009 in print, on radio and television, and online. Judges chose the winners from more than 1,300 entries. Eisner’s work won in a category called “Editorial Writing (Non-daily Publication).” The contest categories are broken down by circulation size, and the SPJ for the first time this year allowed non-daily publications to compete in their own category.

One of the winning editorials, “Progress, but Not Equality,” published April 17, 2009, took a nuanced look at a decision to confer the title of Maharat on Sara Hurwitz. She was granted the responsibilities, if not the title, of a rabbi in her Modern Orthodox synagogue. A second editorial, “Family Values,” published September 18, reacted to a news story printed the same day that showed how few Jewish communal organizations offer family-friendly policies. The final editorial, “Gender Negotiations,” published November 13, commented on a Forward investigation of the achievement and salary gap experienced by women in Jewish organizational life.

Eisner will receive the award October 2 at the 2010 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference, held in Las Vegas.






Find us on Facebook!
  • Can you relate?
  • The Forverts' "Bintel Brief" advice column ran for more than 65 years. Now it's getting a second life — as a cartoon.
  • Half of this Hillel's members believe Jesus was the Messiah.
  • Vinyl isn't just for hipsters and hippies. Israeli photographer Eilan Paz documents the most astonishing record collections from around the world:http://jd.fo/g3IyM
  • Could Spider-Man be Jewish? Andrew Garfield thinks so.
  • Most tasteless video ever? A new video shows Jesus Christ dying at Auschwitz.
  • "It’s the smell that hits me first — musty, almost sweet, emanating from the green felt that cradles each piece of silver cutlery in its own place." Only one week left to submit! Tell us the story of your family's Jewish heirloom.
  • Mazel tov to Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky!
  • If it's true, it's pretty terrifying news.
  • “My mom went to cook at the White House and all I got was this tiny piece of leftover raspberry ganache."
  • Planning on catching "Fading Gigolo" this weekend? Read our review.
  • A new initiative will spend $300 million a year towards strengthening Israel's relationship with the Diaspora. http://jd.fo/q3Iaj Is this money spent wisely?
  • Lusia Horowitz left pre-state Israel to fight fascism in Spain — and wound up being captured by the Nazis and sent to die at Auschwitz. Share her remarkable story — told in her letters.
  • Vered Guttman doesn't usually get nervous about cooking for 20 people, even for Passover. But last night was a bit different. She was cooking for the Obamas at the White House Seder.
  • from-cache

Would you like to receive updates about new stories?




















We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.