Merle Hoffman, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Wins Front Page Award

Merle Hoffman, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Wins Front Page Award

by The Newswomen’s Club of New York

Front Page Awards for 2010 to Recognize the Work of 31 Women in the Media

AP’s Edith Lederer to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Newswomen’s Club of New York

New York Times’ Gretchen Morgenson to Receive Reporter of the Year Award

Political unrest at the G20 summit, Alzheimer’s disease, and the image of a heartbroken father at the burial of his young daughter were among the words and pictures that captured this year’s Front Page Awards from the Newswomen’s Club of New York.

The 2010 Front Page Awards will be presented in 23 categories and represent the work of 31 women in newspapers, television, wire services, photography, online, magazines, radio, and opinion. One award will be presented for best new reporter.

Edith Lederer, senior correspondent at the United Nations for the Associated Press and a pioneering war correspondent, will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. It will be presented by veteran correspondent Dan Rather.

Gretchen Morgenson of The New York Times will receive this year’s Reporter of the Year award. It will be presented by Paul Steiger of Pro Publica.

The Newswomen’s Club of New York established the Front Page Awards in 1937 to recognize extraordinary work of women in the media. The club was founded in 1922 to give newswomen in the New York metropolitan area a professional environment in which they could network, learn new skills and promote the highest standards of journalism.

This year’s awards will be presented at a gala black tie dinner on Thursday, November 4, at The Down Town Association in Manhattan.



In-Depth Reporting Betsy Pisik

“Lost Story of the Lost Continent: How Rape Is Used as a Tool of War in Congo” for The Washington Times

Beat Reporting Amy Chozick

Reporting on Television for The Wall Street Journal

Features Denise Bonilla

“Alzheimer’s: The Love and the Heartbreak” for Newsday


In-Depth Reporting Barbara Mantel

“Terrorism and the Internet” for CQ Global Research/CQ Press

Multimedia Jessica Bennett, Monica Parra, Cara Phillips, Susanna Schrobsdorff, Raina Kelley

“The Beauty Advantage” for Newsweek


In-Depth Reporting Carole Zimmer

“Shut Out: Jobs on Lockdown” for Bloomberg News


Spot News Michelle Nichols

G20 demonstrations in Pittsburgh for Reuters

In-Depth Reporting Manuela Badawy

“Special Report: Planes, Trains, and Frontier Markets” for Reuters

Feature Christine Kearney

“Burmese Monks Who Fled to U.S. a Vanishing Breed” for Reuters

Beat Reporting Oshrat Carmiel, Sharon Lynch

Coverage of New York City’s Stuyvesant Town for Bloomberg News


In-Depth Reporting Kim Balin, Sianne Garlick, Laura Minnear

“Pornland, Oregon” for Dan Rather Reports/HDNet

Feature Jenny Nordberg, Laura Minnear

“Price of an Afghan Bride” for Dan Rather Reports/HDNet

Documentary Kyoko Gasha of Reuters TV

“Mothers’ Way, Daughters’ Choice” for FUNTel Productions


News Meryl Gordon

Coverage of the Astor Verdict for Vanity Fair

Features Abigail Pesta

“An American Tragedy” for Marie Claire

In-Depth Reporting Nina Munk

“Rich Harvard, Poor Harvard” for Vanity Fair

Essay Amanda Bennett

“The End of Life: Lessons from a $618,616 Death” for Bloomberg Businessweek


Spot News Debbie Egan-Chin

“She Was My Heart” for The New York Daily News

Essay Julia Xanthos

“Nisa’s Golden Gloves” for The New York Daily News


Cultural Criticism Amy Fine Collins

“Toujours Couture” for Vanity Fair

Political Commentary Merle Hoffman

“Selecting the Same Sex” for On The Issues Magazine

Business/Financial Commentary Lisa Anderson

“Can Local Television Afford Investigations” for Columbia Journalism Review

New Reporter Alexis Leondis of Bloomberg News

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