The New Jersey Jewish News earned first-place and second-place honors in the 34th Annual Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism. The awards honor achievements in Jewish media published in 2014.
For the fifth straight year, editor in chief Andrew Silow-Carroll won The Louis Rapoport Award for Excellence in Commentary. The first-place award cited three columns that appeared in the New Jersey Jewish News in 2014: “Tunnel Vision,” “Passoverkill?” and “The Price to Pay.” Silow-Carroll also won the Rapoport Award in 2004. A judge described his submissions as “brilliantly written and witty pieces that still present strong arguments.”
Graphic designer Dayna Nadel earned a second-place Noah Bee Award for Excellence in Illustrating and/or Editorial Cartooning for an illustration that appeared on the front cover of the NJJN Rosh Hashana edition. Last year, Nadel won first-place honors for an illustration of Larry David.
The awards will be officially presented at the Rockower Awards Banquet in Washington D.C. in November, in conjunction with AJPA's Annual Conference.