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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-07-25

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The award-winning Feb.
1, 2002, issue reporting
on the fire at IN offices.




Enthusiasm .6 dedication. Ea ise this 2toup of nmstging Jcwish roll rno.ts

The April 26, 2002,
issue, which featured a
cover design by Alex
Lumelsky, was cited for
Excellence in Overall
Graphic Design.

JN Staffer Natalya
Lemberskaya won two
awards for her cover
artwork, including the
Summer Reading cover
of June 28, 2002.

Sts 60th anikftrsaty.
the Jews New rebounds

from a devastating fires ;
to continuo sorylni

Top Notch

18, 2002, cover-story package about
the Israel divestment controversy at
the University of Michigan in Ann
Arbor. Freelancers Don Cohen of
West Bloomfield and Karen Schwartz
of Ann Arbor, along with JN intern
Adam Gardin of West Bloomfield,
then a student at the Jewish Academy
of Metropolitan Detroit, contributed
Lieberman contributed a local story to
JN Staff Writer Harry Kirsbaum was to the report.
that package.
cited with three prizes from the SPJ.
JNAssociate Editor Alan Hitsky
Another freelancer, Ronelle Grier of
He won a third-prize award in Spot
won second-place SPJ honors for his
West Bloomfield, received an honorable News Reporting for his role in the JN
Aug. 2, 2002, cover story on parent-
mention in the Rockower's Excellence
fire story. He also won a third-place
child participation in the JCC
in Writing About Women competition
prize and an honorable mention in the Maccabi games.
for her Oct. 25, 2002, cover story on
Electronic Publishing competition for
At Style magazine, Assistant Editor
the Jewish Women's Foundation.
two articles he wrote for his "What's
Linda Bachrack was honored by the
As well as the five
SPJ with an honorable
Rockower awards received
mention in Feature
from the American Jewish
Reporting for her Fall
Press Association (AJPA),
2002 account of an anti
the JNalso received eight
aging Botox treatment
awards in competition
party, "Name Your
with local secular media
from the Detroit Chapter
In both the AJPA and
of Society of Professional
SPJ contests, the JN
Journalists (SPJ) at its
competed against publi-
annual banquet June 24 in
cations of similar circu-
Farmington Hills.
lation size.
"The fact that we
Jewish News and Style
excelled both against secu-
magazine Publisher
lar newspapers in the SPJ
Arthur Horwitz, noting
contest and Jewish newspa-
that his publications
pers in AJPA is a reflection
excelled in all areas of
of our striving for journal-
expertise against both
istic excellence," said
the Jewish and secular
Editor Sklar.
media, said, "It's always
A highlight of the SPJ
rewarding when we are
awards was the first- and
recognized as doing well
second-place honors in News Graphics
Eating Harry Kirsbaum" column on
i n the whole range of areas important
given to JN Graphic Artist Natalya
the INs Web sites:
in our business.
Lemberskaya. Her original paintings
www.detroitjewishnews.com and
"It's certainly a way to validate for
were featured on the JNcovers for the
our community, our readers and our
Summer Reading issue of June 28,
Winning second-place for
advertisers that the quality we're put-
2002, and the Sukkot issue of Sept. 20.
Investigative Reporting was the Oct.
ting out is top notch." ❑

The Jewish News wins kudos for reporting, writing and graphics.

Senior Copy Editor


he Jewish News'success in
getting out a newspaper five
days after a January 2002
fire destroyed its offices was
recognized by its peers in the Jewish
The first-place Rockower Award for
Excellence in News Reporting was pre-
sented to the JNstaff at the American
Jewish Press Association convention
July 3 in, Los Angeles. JN Publisher
Arthur Horwitz and Editor Robert
Sklar were on hand to accept the
"I don't know how we did it, but we
managed to put out a pretty good
paper the week of the fire — literally
starting from scratch," Sklar said.
Sklar also took home a third-place
Rockower Award for Excellence in
Editorial Writing for his Nov. 15,
2002, editorial promoting dialogue
among Judaism's divergent streams.
The JN Creative Services
Department, under Creative Services
Manager Michelle Sheridan, won a sec-
ond-place Rockower prize for
Excellence in Overall Graphic Design.
JNA_rts & Entertainment freelance
writer Joel Topcik of New York won
third-place Rockower honors for his
March 15, 2002, cover story on
Yiddish radio. JNStaff Writer Diana



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