viernes, diciembre 19, 2008

Un premio Ippies 2008 (Ippies Journalism Award)

Bueno, acá un anuncio importante para la egoteca. Durante 7 meses estuve cubriendo para El Diario/La Prensa de Nueva York, el diario hispano más antiguo de los Estados Unidos y el más grande de la ciudad, las elecciones primarias de los Estados Unidos.

Uno de los reportajes que hice fue sobre el dilema que enfrentan muchos evangélicos hispanos, que se veían en la encrucijada de votar por un candidato que defendía su fe cristiana y sus principios morales (no aborto, por ejemplo) o uno que iba en contra de su fe pero defendía el derecho de los inmigrantes y de sus familiares, muchos ilegales.

Además de la historia que publiqué en El Diario, hice un reportaje en radio para WNYC, la emisora pública de Nueva York, afiliada a NPR.

> Puede escuchar el reportaje haciendo clic aquí

Felicitaciones a mis dos compañeros de la redacción, José Rivera y Alex Vros, Primer y Tercer puesto en la categoría de fotografía.

A continuación el comunicado...

New York Community Media Alliance Announced Winners of the 2008 Ippies Journalism Awards
Best Election Coverage awards presented for the first time this year N.Y.C. Comptroller William Thompson Jr. addressed the nominees as keynote speaker

New York – New York Community Media Alliance announced 28 winners of the 2008 Ippies Awards for ethnic and community press in New York City at the Seventh Ippies Awards Dinner on Friday, December 5. Chosen from a pool of over 170 newspaper entries that published between September 1, 2007, and August 15, 2008, the award-winning journalists were presented with the Ippies Awards certificates at Baruch College, City University of New York.

The Ippies Awards, established in 2001, honors excellence in news reporting by ethnic and community press in New York City. The six categories of awards for editorial are "Best Investigative / In-depth Story, Best Feature," "Best Editorial/Commentary," "Best Article on Immigrant, Racial and Social Justice Issues," "Best Article on Labor Issues," and – new for this year – "Best Election Coverage." In addition, there are three graphic categories: "Best Overall Design," "Best Photo Essay" and "Best Photograph."

"The Ippies have become a benchmark for excellence for this media segment and a coveted award by publishers, editors, reporters and photojournalists alike. We are pleased and honored to draw attention to the importance of their work," said NYCMA Executive Director Juana Ponce de León.

New York City Comptroller William Thompson Jr., New York Times national correspondent Julia Preston and Lonnie Isabel, associate professor and director of the International Reporting Program at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, were the keynote speakers at the Ippies Awards Dinner.

This year's independent panel of judges included Sarah Bartlett, Professor and Director of the Urban and Business / Economics Reporting Programs at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism; Stephen Handelman, Director of Center of Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice; and John Rudolph, Executive Producer of Feet in Two World, a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy.
The first "Justice and Community Reporting Award," co-sponsored by Center of Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and NYCMA, were also be presented at the Ippies Dinner.

The award-winning articles and photo essays will be posted on NYCMA's Web site in the following weeks.

Best Investigative/In-Depth Story

1st Place: Murder and mourning in Baton Rouge, by Anish Majumdar, from Little India

2nd Place: In Far Rockaway, pretty beach meets housing bust, by Matt Schwarzfeld, City Limits Weekly

3rd Place: Bringing the war on terrorism home, by Jessica Lee, from The Indypendent

Best Feature

1st Place: Masala Mixers, by Anish Majumdar, from Little India

2nd Place: The Bokhers of Summer, by Michael Casper, from The Forward

3rd Place: A tenant's trial: Facing eviction alone, by Kate Pastor, City Limits Weekly

Best Editorial or Commentary

1st Place: Judging character – And Kashrut, by J.J. Goldberg, from The Forward

2nd Place: Prisoners in our schools, by Donald Moore, from New Youth Connections

3rd Place: Teachers' good deeds punished by Department of Education, by J.B. McGeever, from City Limits Weekly

Best Article on Immigrant, Racial or Social Justice Issues

1st Place: An odyssey for undocumented immigrant to get a driver's license, by Cao Jian, from World Journal

2nd Place: Facing Foreclosure: Brooklyn retiree on verge of losing home as subprime lenders target cash-poor Black seniors, by Joseph Huff-Hannon and Chris Anderson, from The Indypendent

3rd Place: Being Sikh in America, by Sujeet Rajan, from The Indian Express – North American Edition

Best Article on Labor Issues

1st place: A show of hands: City workers resist tracking, by Ali Winston, from City Limits Weekly

2nd place: Hacking away: The women behind the stopped taxis, by Anne Noyes Saini, from City Limits Weekly

3rd place: No end to strike, by Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska, from Nowy Dziennik / Polish Daily News

Best Election Coverage

1st Place: Religious right gears up to push political choices from the pulpit, by Jennifer Siegel, from The Forward

2nd Place: Evangelical between faith and deportation, by Lorenzo Morales, from El Diario La Prensa

3rd Place: The Indian American "bundlers", by Achal Mehra, from Little India

Best Overall Design

Over 20,000 circulation: V Novom Svete

Under 20,000 circulation: The Indypendent

Under 10,000 circulation: La Voz

Honorable Mention: Represent – the magazine

Best Photo Essay

1st Place: Train in India, by Navpreet Amole, from Little India

2nd Place: Autism child, by Gang Wu, from World Journal

3rd Place: Living on the border, by Karl W. Hoffman, from The Indypendent

Best Photograph

1st Place: We are the law, by Jose Rivera, from El Diario / La Prensa

2nd Place: The war hits home, by Alex Nathanson, from The Indypendent

3rd Place: Little to be thankful for, by Alex Vros, from El Diario / La Prensa

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