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Forward Picks Up Journalism Prizes

The Forward won six Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism, tying with the Los Angeles Jewish Journal for first place in the category of newspapers with circulations of more than 15,000. The awards were announced at this year’s annual conference of the American Jewish Press Association in Atlanta.

Boris Fishman won first place in arts and criticism for “The Flaunted Necklace,” a reflection on Jewish life under Muslim rule, and the Forward’s hefty “Genetics” supplement, edited by E.J. Kessler, finished first in the special section or supplements category.

Nathaniel Popper took second place for his profile of Tony Judt. Allan Nadler, director of Jewish Studies at Drew University, shared second place in news reporting with National Editor Ami Eden and reporter Steven I. Weiss for “Charedi Rabbis to Disavow Anti-Gentile Book.” For the second consecutive year, Art Spiegelman won second place for excellence in illustration and/or editorial cartooning for his year-long project, “In the Shadow of No Towers,” an autobiographical comic strip about his reaction to the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Editor-in-Chief J.J. Goldberg grabbed third place for excellence in editorial writing for “The Honey and the Sting,” a May 2, 2003, editorial preceding Israel’s 55th birthday.

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