Forward Nominated for Deadline Club Awards

Paper Is Finalist in Reporting and Opinion Writing Categories

By Forward Staff

Published April 24, 2012, issue of May 04, 2012.
  • Print
  • Share Share

The Forward captured both finalist spots for reporting by small and mid-size newspapers and was nominated as a finalist for opinion writing in the 2012 contest sponsored by the New York chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

The paper was named a finalist for reporting by newspapers under 100,000 circulation for Paul Berger’s story, “Where’s Washington’s Letter?” The first president’s iconic letter to the Jews of Newport, R.I., written in 1790, promises the new government “gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” The whereabouts of the letter, once on public view but now in private hands, was largely unknown until Berger tracked it down to an art storage facility in suburban Washington.

The Forward was also nominated in the same category for a story titled, “How an Anti-Terror Program Became a Jewish Earmark,” written by Nathan Guttman, Maia Efrem and Eileen Reynolds. The article looked at how Jewish institutions won the lion’s share of grants from an $118 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security program established after 9/11, and examined how the money was spent.

The Forward has won in the reporting category for three consecutive years.

The paper’s editor, Jane R. Eisner, is one of three finalists this year in opinion writing, for newspapers of all sizes, for three editorials on social justice. Eisner won the same award in 2011, and Forward columnist Jay Michaelson won the award in 2010. Earlier in April, Eisner won the national Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi award for editorial writing.

The SPJ chapter, called The Deadline Club, said that it had received nearly 440 entries from 71 media outlets, the most in recent memory. The Deadline Club honors excellence in journalism published, posted or broadcast in the New York area. Contest proceeds are used to fund scholarships for young journalists. Winners will be announced at a dinner on June 4.


The Jewish Daily Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Jewish Daily Forwardrequires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and The Jewish Daily Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.





Find us on Facebook!
  • You wouldn't think that a Soviet-Jewish immigrant would find much in common with Gabriel Garcia Marquez. But the famed novelist once helped one man find his first love. http://jd.fo/f3JiS
  • 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.
  • 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.