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Jewish Journal scores eight Rockowers at Jewish Press Association fete

June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

The Jewish Journal won three first-place Rockower awards, two second-place prizes and three thirds at the annual convention of the American Jewish Press Association late last week in San Francisco.

The paper's Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism winners were
  • Nefesh B'Nefesh Award for The Story of Aliyah (Special Category)
    All Newspapers and Magazines/Special Sections and Supplements/Websites
    First Place
    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    "Return to the Promised Land" by Amy Klein
  • Excellence in Feature Writing
    First Place
    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    "Diaspora Shifts, But Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon" by Joel Kotkin and Zina
    Klapper
  • Cartoons. All Newspapers/Magazines/Special Sections and Supplements/Websites
    First Place
    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    "Greenberg's View" by Steve Greenberg
  • Cartoons. All Newspapers/Magazines/Special Sections and Supplements/Websites
    Second Place
    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    "Schmooze or Lose" by Jake Novak and Michael Ciccotello
  • Illustrations. All Newspapers/Magazines/Special Sections and
    Supplements/Websites
    Second Place
    Carvin Knowles
  • Award for Excellence in Editorial Writing
    Third Place
    "But Is It Kosher?" by Rob Eshman
  • Third Place
    "Bittersweet Symphonies: The Pearls Struggle to Find Life After Daniel's
    Death
    " by Tom Tugend
  • Reporting on an artistic endeavor in literature, theater, film or fine arts
    and crafts
    Third Place
    "My Jewish King Kong" by Naomi Pfefferman
"We thank all our staff for all you do to make each week's paper such an excellent work of journalism. It's a great honor to be on such a winning team!" Editor-in-Chief Rob Eshman and Managing Editor Susan Freudenheim commented in a statement.

The Journal was also recognized for excellence earlier in June by the Los Angeles Press Association.

The complete list of award winners is on the AJPA site.

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