Forward for the Win! From left to right, Josh Nathan-Kazis, Boris Sandler and Kurt Hoffman.

Forward Wins 3 Independent Press Awards

The Forward came away with three 2015 awards including a gold, at the Ippies award ceremony on June 2.

Kurt Hoffman, the Forward’s art director, won first place for “Best overall design of print publication.” Although the prize was judged on three specific nominated issues, the recognition was just reward for the beautiful compact print edition that he shaped as part of the Forward’s redesign last spring and that our print subscribers have been enjoying since April last year.

Josh Nathan-Kazis received a second place award in the Best investigative/in-depth story category for his FEGS story, “FEGS Execs Got Fat Payouts as Bankruptcy Loomed.” When the massive social services provider FEGS went bankrupt in early 2015, Nathan-Kazis showed how its executives had been successfully demanding significant financial settlements from the ailing not-for-profit over the previous months.

Outgoing Yiddish editor, Boris Sandler, came third in the video category. Competing against all videos in all languages, Sandler was beaten only by two outlets specializing in video and television. His History of the Forward Building is a nostalgic tour de force of our century-old spiritual home.

Watch the video below, with English subtitles.

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