The Jewish Chronicle won two Simon Rockower Awards for journalistic excellence at the just-concluded annual conference of the American Jewish Press Association in Dallas.
The awards reflect a continuing commitment by the Chronicle to provide important, thought-provoking news, information and commentary to its readers.
Staff writer Toby Tabachnick took second place in the category of in-depth and investigative reporting for her four-part series titled “1 in 5: Jews in Genetic Screening,” which looked at the challenges the community faces in raising awareness of screening for diseases that primarily affect Ashkenazi Jews.
Chronicle columnist Menachem Rosensaft took a second place in the category of commentary for four columns dealing with same-sex marriage, the proliferation of Nazi analogies by politicians and political commentators and a critique of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
“Thanks to their hard work and high journalistic standards, Toby and Menachem have earned accolades for themselves and The Jewish Chronicle,” CEO David Caoin said. “Once again, the Chronicle has shown the Jewish journalistic community that it is the little newspaper that could.”
The Rockowers are the only national award to recognize excellence in the field of Jewish journalism.
(Lee Chottiner can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)