Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Breaking News

Forward Scoops Ippies for Investigation and Video

Forward journalists have won Ippies Awards for best investigative story and best video.

Frimet Goldberger won in the investigative category for her exhaustive probe of corruption and abuse in the Skver Hasidic community of New Square, New York.

Read: Hasidic Enclave Keeps Its Secrets Amid Elusive Rebbe’s Tight Control

Martyna Starosta was honored for her video ‘Shalom, Bloomingburg!’ which chronicled the ongoing dispute between a Hasidic developer and the residents of Bloomingburg, a small town in upstate New York.

“I’m so proud of these awards and what they represent: our commitment to serious investigative journalism and our embrace of digital technology to tell stories in innovative ways,” said Jane Eisner, Forward editor-in-chief. “Frimet and Martyna are creative and courageous journalists, and it’s gratifying to see them earn the praise of their peers.”

The annual Ippies, run by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the City University of New York’s Journalism School, honor the best work of New York’s independent and ethnic media. The awards were announced and presented June 11 in New York City.

Dive In




      NY-12 Candidate Forum


      Aug 10, 2022

      7 pm ET · 

      Will the last Jew left in New York’s congressional delegation be reelected? Will New York’s senior congresswoman receive another term? Or will one of the newcomers upend Manhattan politics?

    Republish This Story

    Please read before republishing

    We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit the Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

    To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, images, and credit to the Foward. Have questions? Please email us at

    We don't support Internet Explorer

    Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.