2013 Front Page Award Winners
Hurricane Sandy took the Front Page Awards by storm this year, claiming two Journalist of the Year awards for pictures and words, and awards for Best In-Depth Reporting by a Wire Service, Best Front Page Photo, Best Feature Photo, Best Local News Reporting, and Best Mixed Media News Reporting. See full list of award winners.
The Front Page Award is among the most prestigious journalism awards in the world and one of the few that specifically recognizes journalistic excellence by newswomen. The awards were presented at a black tie gala in New York on November 14.
The Marie Colvin Front Page Award for Foreign Correspondence went to Alia Malek of Al Jazeera. This award was introduced last year to honor correspondent Marie Colvin, who was killed in 2012 while covering the conflict between Syrian government troops and rebels in Homs.
The Front Page Award for Lifetime Achievement went to Tina Brown, former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker and founder of The Daily Beast.
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
After all is said and done, what defines us as journalists is not just the ability to turn a clever phrase or the vision to break a big story, writes Toni Reinhold, president of the Newswomen’s Club. It also takes courage. (Click here to read letter.)
The Second Annual
Newswomen’s Club of New York Spring Photography Auction
The Second Annual Newswomen’s Club of New York Spring Photography Auction was a smashing success, drawing 200 supporters to the Ukrainian Institute of America’s landmark mansion at E. 79th Street. Invited guests bid on 60 photographs from leading shutterbugs including Pulitzer Prize winners Adrees Latif of Reuters and Catherine Spangler of The New York Times.
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2013 McCormick Scholarship Winners
The Anne O’Hare McCormick Memorial Fund’s trustees have selected three 2013 McCormick Scholarship winners: Julia Harte, Patricia Guerra and Annie Wu. Each will receive a $5,000 scholarship to help finance studies during the 2013-2014 school year at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
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The Newswomen’s Club held its first-ever sake tasting on Sept. 24, featuring some of New York and Japan’s best sake sommeliers. Kathy Kass, author of the travel blog Will Run For Miles, has photos and a rundown on some of the sakes featured at the event. Read her post…
Newswomen’s Club Marks 91st Anniversary
The Newswomen’s Club of New York began its 91st year on March 8. On that date in 1922, some of the most famous newswomen in the world met to form a club. They appointed a board, and Emma Bugbee, who was named secretary, took these minutes:
“The first meeting of newspaperwomen was held at the Hotel Vanderbilt on Wednesday evening, March 8. 24 were present. It was noted to organize as The New York Newspaperwomen’s Club.”
“Miss Martha Coman was appointed temporary president, Miss Theodora Beau, treasurer, and Miss Emma Bugbee, secretary. The president was authorized to appoint a committee of five to attend to the details of organization.”
“It was agreed that membership should be limited to women who make newspaper work their profession. Active members to be those regularly employed, on salary or guarantee, on the editorial staff of the New York newspapers. Twenty-five dollars was named as the amount of the annual dues.”
Emma Bugbee, Temporary Secretary