Long Island Press wins the Stuart C. Dorman Award for Editorial Excellence at New York Press Association’s 2010 Better Newspaper Contest

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The Long Island Press won big at last weekend’s New York Press Association’s 2010 Better Newspaper Contest. The Press brought home 23 awards across 14 categories, winning 13 First Place awards and clinching the competition’s top prize, the Stuart C. Dorman Award for Editorial Excellence! (The contest drew 2,634 entries from 171 newspapers in the Empire State.) The Press won in categories as diverse as Best News Story, Best In-Depth Reporting, Best Coverage of the Environment, Best News or Feature Series, Best Feature Story, Best Coverage of Crime/Police/Courts, Best Column; Overall Design Excellence, Best Use of Multimedia, Best Graphic Illustration, Best Special Section Cover and Best Special Sections. It was also awarded First Place for NYPA’s Past Presidents’ Award for General Excellence.

Stuart C. Dorman Award for Editorial Excellence

winning 13 First Place awards and clinching the competition’s top prize, the Stuart C. Dorman Award for Editorial Excellence

Long Island Press has won 23 New York Press Association Awards, including Top Prize.

And the Long Island Press is also a Finalist in the National Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards.

At the recent New York Press Association’s 2010 Better Newspaper Contest, held at the Gideon Putnam Hotel & Conference Center in Saratoga Springs on April 8 and 9, the Long Island Press brought home 23 awards.

The Press earned honors across 14 categories, winning 13 First Place awards and clinching the competition’s top prize, the Stuart C. Dorman Award for Editorial Excellence. The contest drew 2,634 entries from 171 newspapers in the Empire State.

Among the accolades, Press Senior Writer/Editor – Investigations Christopher Twarowski racked up nine honors; four First Place—Best News Story, Best In-Depth Reporting, Best Coverage of the Environment and Best News or Feature Series—for his three-part investigative series into environmental missteps and managerial malfeasance at Nassau County’s two major sewage treatment plants. Press Staff Reporter Jaclyn Gallucci took home five honors, including First Place for Best Feature Story; she and News Editor Timothy Bolger shared the top nod for Best Coverage of Crime/Police/Courts. Senior Editor Spencer Rumsey earned three honors, as did Staff Writer Rashed Mian. Press Publisher Jed Morey won First Place for Best Column; Associate Publisher Beverly Fortune also ranked in the column category.

The Long Island Press also claimed the top spots for Overall Design Excellence, Best Use of Multimedia, Best Graphic Illustration, Best Special Section Cover and Best Special Sections. It was also awarded First Place for NYPA’s Past Presidents’ Award for General Excellence.

The Press has also earned national distinction in a separate contest. Press investigative reporter Christopher Twarowski and photographer/videographer Joel Cairo have also been recognized as finalists in the annual Investigative Reporters and Editor (IRE) Awards. The national competition recognizes outstanding investigative work by publications and media outlets from across the country.

The Long Island Press is a free alternative weekly newspaper serving the nearly 3 million residents of both Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, New York. Established in 2002, Morey Publishing launched the Long Island Press as its flagship publication in January 2003. The Long Island Press offers extensive coverage of arts and entertainment, sports, in-depth features, local news, groundbreaking investigative journalism and alternative political viewpoints. In addition to the weekly print edition, the Long Island Press is daily online and features local, national and international news 24/7 through its interactive website http://www.longislandpress.com.

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