For All New Jersey Media Professionals

2014 Awards Competition

We are now accepting reservations for our 67th Annual Memorial Awards Dinner to be held on May 22 Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at The Chart House, Weehawken. The keynote speaker will be Elizabeth Llorente of Fox News Latino.

The price is $65, the same as it has been for the past five years. There will be a cash bar. The menu consists of Lobster Bisque or a Penne Pasta with Tomato Vodka Sauce; a mixed green salad with dressing; and an entree choice of Herb-Crusted Tilapia or Grilled Rib Eye Steak. Dessert will be fresh seasonal mixed berries with hazelnut cream. There will be assorted coffees and soft drinks.

To reserve, sent a $65 check for each ticket, payable to the GSJA, to: George Saliba, managing editor, New Jersey Business Magazine, 310 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, NJ 07004. He can be reached via telephone 973-852-6229.

 

Our 2014 winners are:
 
Hildy Johnson Award

Mark Magyar, NJ Spotlight, “Net Property Tax Increase Much Higher Under Christie than Corzine”



Video of the Year

Walt Kane, News 12 New Jersey, “The Fenimore Fumes”

 


Photo of the Year

Nick Messina, Community News, “Flaming Silhouette”

 

 

 

Print and Electronic Publications
 

1: Spot News

 

1st Place

Justin Zaremba, NJ.com, “Rockaway Twp. Teen Died Trying to Get Mom Out of Fire”

 

2nd Place

Brendan Kuty, NJ.com, Tomas Dinges, The Star-Ledger, “Screams Prompt Massive Search of Frozen Morris County Lake; Two Teens Reported Missing.”

 

3rd Place

Wayne Parry, Associated Press, “Almost all Boardwalk Businesses Destroyed by Fire in NJ Town Still Recovering from Sandy”

 

 

2: General News

 

1st Place

Mark J. Magyar, NJ Spotlight, “Raids on Dedicated Funds Climb Under Christie”

 

2nd Place

Katherine Milsop, Community News, “Chief Not Made Aware of Police Promotions”

 

3rd Place

David Karas, The Times of Trenton, “A Changing Chambersburg”

 

Honorable Mention

Al Sullivan, The West New York Reporter, “The End of Innocence”

 

 

3: Feature

 

1st Place

Dean DeChiaro, The Hoboken Reporter, “When Getting it First Isn’t Necessarily Best”

 

2nd Place

Fredda Sacharow, Rutgers Today, “Rutgers Alum Scores Enviable Gig: Keeping Saudi Prince Strong and Mobile”

 

3rd Place

Mary Johnson, NJBIZ, “Underwear Overachievers: The Men Behind One of the Nation’s Largest Online Bra Retailers”

 

Honorable Mention

Lisa Intrabartola, Rutgers Today, “Young Mother’s Death Inspires Family to Improve Maternal care”

 

 

 

4: Business/Financial Reporting

 

1st Place

Mary Johnson, NJBIZ, “A Legal Battle Over Alimony Reform is Brewing”

 

2nd Place

Andrew George, NJBIZ, “Paid Sick Leave’s Healthy Returns”

 

3rd Place

George Saliba, New Jersey Business Magazine, “Avoiding and/or Mitigating Crises”

 

Honorable Mention

Joshua Burd, NJBIZ, “A Manhattan Project Builders can Emulate”

 

 

5: Science/Health/Educational/ Medical

 

1st Place

Rebecca Greene, Waldwick Suburban News, “Classroom as Historical Artifact”

 

2nd Place

Wayne Parry, Associated Press, “Sandstorm: It’s Dunes vs. Property Rights in Many Cases Along the Sandy-Scoured Jersey Shore”

 

3rd Place

Tom Zanki, NJBIZ, “Emerging Life-Science Companies Desperate for Investment Dollars”

 

Honorable Mention

Robin Lally, Rutgers Today, “Knocking Out Spinal Cord Injury”

 

 

6: Lifestyle/Travel

 

1st Place

Dan Schlossberg, New Jersey Lifestyle, “Philly in Finer in Fall”

 

2nd Place

Ryan Green, (201) Magazine, “A Culinary Experience”

 

3rd Place

Wayne Parry, Associated Press, “Water, the Fire: 2 Jersey Shore Towns Face Another Rebuilding Less than a Year After Sandy”

 

 

8: Sports Feature

 

1st Place

Dan Schlossberg, USA Today Sports Weekly, “SABR’s Clout Continues to Impact Game”

 

2nd Place

Dan Schlossberg, USA Today Sports Weekly, “What’s in a Name”

 

3rd Place

Al Sullivan, The Bayonne Community News, “The Third Team”

 

Honorable Mention

Mark Krulish, Little Ferry Local, “Bernie Williams Replaces Lost Equipment for Teen

 

 

9: Sports Column

 

1st Place

Dan Schlossberg, Latino Sports, “The $25-million Question”

 

 

10: Investigative Reporting

 

1st  Place

Marsha Stoltz, Catherine Carrera, Matthew Birchenough, Rebecca Greene, Franklin Lakes/Oakland Suburban News, “School Officials Speak to Impact of Election Switch”

 

2nd  Place

Amanda Palasciano, The Hudson Reporter, “Hey Parents! Pay Up or It’s Egg Salad”

 

3rd Place

Philip DeVencentis, Twin-Boro News, “Hockey Players Displaced; Rink Covered by Dirt”


11: Personality Interview/Profile

 

1st Place

Al Sullivan, The Secaucus Reporter, “An Intense Cop”

 

2nd Place

Joan Quigley, The Jersey Journal, “From Humble Start, Prieto Rises to Set Assembly Agenda”

 

3rd Place

Stacey Rosenfeld, Ridgefield Park Patriot, “Upon Retirement, Quinn Reflects on a Life in Nature”

 

Honorable Mention

Andrew George, NJBIZ, “Mayor-Elect Guardian: Atlantic City is Now ‘Open for Business’”

 
 

12: Series

 

1st Place

Sara Neufeld, The Hechinger Report/NJ Spotlight, “A Promise to Renew”

 

2nd Place

Scott Gurian, NJ Spotlight, “”Post-Sandy Planning”

 

3rd Place

Stacey Rosenfeld, Ridgefield Patriot, “Eagles Nest May be Facing Threats”

 

 

13: Column

 

1st Place

Joan Quigley, The Jersey Journal, “States Dream of ‘High’ Taxes”

 

2nd Place

Christine Sablynski, Chrissy’s Column, “All Clear”

 

3rd Place

Joan Quigley, The Jersey Journal, “How Far a Move to Avoid Taxes?”

 

 

14: Editorial

 

1st Place

Bill Slossar, Twin-Boro News, “Commitment: A Life’s Hallmark”

 

2nd Place

Bill Slossar, Twin-Boro News, “A Clear Case of Life or Death”

 

 

16: Headlines

 

1st Place

Bill Slossar, Twin-Boro News, “Newt Year’s Super Bowl XLVIII in MMXIV (Knowing those Roman Numerals should be as easy as I, II, III.

 

2nd Place

Bill Slossar, Twin-Boro News, “Tressing Alike”

 

3rd Place,

Tom Bergeron,  NJBIZ, “Learning from a lost Vegas opportunity”

 

Honorable Mention

Jaime Walters, Teaneck Suburbanite, “From Boys to Men: ‘A Day of Transformation”

 
 

Photography

 

17: Photography Spot News

 

1st  Place

Nick Messina, Community News, “Fire Victim”

 

2nd  Place

Nick Messina, Community News, “Not Avon Calling”

 

 

18: Photography News

 

1st Place

Justin Zaremba, NJ.com, Pub 199 Owner Surveys Ruins of Popular Mt. Arlington Restaurant”

 

 

20: Photography Sports Feature

 

1st Place

Aaron Houston, NJBIZ, “The Ball’s in His Court - Brad Maybe Prepares for Super Bowl”

 

 

21: Photography Feature

 

1st Place

Aaron Houston, NJBIZ, “Fisherman Hurt by Sandy”

 

2nd Place

Aaron Houston, NJBIZ, “Flying Fish Brewing Company”

 

 

22: Photography Portrait & Personality

 

1st Place

Aaron Houston, NJBIZ, “Anne Marie Almasi – Not Afraid to Get Dirty”

 

 

23: Photo Essay-Story

 

1st Place

Al Sullivan, The Bayonne Community News, “To China and Back”

 

 

Broadcast

 

24: TV Spot News

 

1st Place

Lisa Voyticki, Garden State Plaza Shooting

 

2nd Place

Christie Duffy, Fios1 News, “Fatal Bus”

 

3rd Place

Kimberly Wallace, Fios1 News, “Disabled Child’s Stolen Wagon”

 

Honorable Mention

Natalie Paterson, Fio1 News, “Breaking News Bus Accident”

 

 

25: TV General News.

 

1st Place               

Christie Duffy, FiOS 1 News, Six Months after Sandy

 

2nd  Place             

Walt Kane, News 12 New Jersey, Paterson Police Brutality

 

3rd Place              

News Staff, FiOS 1 News, Harvest for Hunger

 

Honorable Mention

Maria Vargas Pion, News 12 En Espanol, Senator Menendez (Immigration)

 
 

26: Broadcast TV Feature

1st Place

News Staff, Fios1 News, “Autism Every Day: The Special”

 

2nd Place

Richard French, Kimberly Wallace, Mike Bruno, RNN-TV, “Walk to Washington”

 

3rd Place

News Staff, FiOS News 1, “Sandy One year Later”

 

Honorable Mention

Richard French, Fios1 News, “Cardinal Egan Reflects on Pope Francis”

 

 

28 TV Sports Feature

 

1st Place

Lisa Voyticki, “NY Mets Visit FDNY, 9/11”

 

2nd Place

Lisa Voyticki, “Yankees Opening Day”

 

3rd Place

Cameron Bowman, Rutgers Today, Ballroom Dancing

 

 

29: Investigative TV

 

1st Place

Walt Kane, News 12 New Jersey, “GasJacking”

 

2nd Place

Lisa Voyticki, “Sex, Drugs & Prostitution at Englewood Senior Housing”

 

Honorable Mention:

Walt Kane, News 12 New Jersey, “Bad Motor Oil”

 

 

30 Broadcast Radio Spot News

 

1st  Place              

Jim Smith, WCBS 880, Seaside Boardwalk Fire

 

2nd  Place             

Joseph McGrath, WGHT Radio, Remember 9/11

 

 

31: Broadcast Radio General News

 

1st Place

Sarah Gonzalez, New Jersey Public Radio, “In Newark, Gunshot Detection System Falls Short of Booker’s Claims”

 

2nd Place

Mike Forte, Andrew Magnotta, WGHT Radio, “North Jersey Newscenter Election Coverage 2013”

 

3rd Place

Deborah Valentine, Mike Forte, WGHT Radio, “North Jersey Newscenter Election Coverage 2013”

 

Honorable Mention

Victoria Haffner, WSOU 89.5 FM, “Artists’ Rights Around the World”

 

 

32: Radio Feature

 

1st Place

Melanie Thiel, WNTI Public Radio, “Interview with Petula Clark”

 

2nd Place

Rowan Radio, WGLS-FM, “Online Dating – There’s An App for That”

 

3rd Place

Scott Gurian, WNYC/NJ Public Radio, “Town by Town – Jersey Shore Rebuilds Without State Plan”

 

Honorable Mention

Jennifer Strong, Marketplace, “No Money – No Food”

 

 

34: Sports Radio

1st Place

Clayton Collier, 89.5 FM WSOU, “Seton Hall Men’s Basketball Intro”

 

 

35: Radio Investigative

1st Place

Nancy Solomon, Andrea Bernstein, Kate Hinds, Sarah Gonzalez and Scott Gurian, New Jersey Public Radio, “Sandy, Climate Change and Chris Christie”

 

2nd Place

Scott Gurian, WNYC/NJ Public Radio, “No Plan in New Jersey for Long-Term Seal Level Rise”

 

 

36: Talk Radio

1st Place

Brian Lehrer, The Brian Lehrer Show, “Debating Newark School Reform”

 

2nd Place

Paul Perrello, Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, interview with Beatles’ expert Larry Kane
 
2nd Place, Dan Schlossberg, Braves Banter, Steve Garvey interview

 

3rd Place

Brother Greg Cellini, WSOU-FM, Seton Hall University, “Thank God For Monday – Guest Tama Kieves”

 

 

37: ENG News

 

1st Place

Cameron Bowman, Rutgers Today, Rutgers First Match Day

 

 

38: Electronic News Gathering (ENG) - Feature

1st Place

Cameron Bowman, Rutgers Today, “Wael Farouk Overcomes Disability”

 

2nd Place

Cameron Bowman, Rutgers Today, “World’s Largest Jazz Archives”

 

3rd Place:

“Caldwell College Art Therapy Programs”

Caldwell College

Colette Liddy

 

 

39: Electronic News Gathering (ENG) - Sports Feature

1st Place

Cameron Bowman, Rutgers Today, “Groundbreaking Paddleboarding Research”

 

 

Public Relations

 

41: Press Release

 

1st Place

Greg Trevor, Rutgers University, “A New Rutgers, With a New Mission”

 

 

42: House Organ

 

1st Place

Josh Speert, Chilton Hospital, “Connections” (Summer 2013)

 

 

43: Publication

 

1st Place

Pat Martinez, Kelly Resch, New Jersey City University, Gothic

 

2nd Place

Helen Paxton, Carla Capizzi, Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Rutgers-Newark, “Connect” (winter-2013)

 

 

45: Weekly Paper – Front Page Layout

 

1st Place

Lisa M. Cuthbert, The Hoboken Reporter, “Suspicious Fires Hit Hoboken, Hey Parents! Pay up.

 

2nd Place

Robert F. Russo, NJBIZ, “The Fight Begins”

 

 

46: Magazine Front Cover Layout

 

1st Place

Mike Sanchez, New Jersey Business Magazine, September 2013 Cover

 

2nd Place

Mike Sanchez, New Jersey Business Magazine, October 2013 Cover

 

47: Feature Story Layout

 

1st Place

Lisa M. Cuthbert, Hoboken – 07030, “Painting the Town”

 

2nd Place

Lisa M. Cuthbert, Hoboken – 07030, “Homegrown Home Builders”

 

48: Feature Story Layout

 

1st Place

Robert F. Russo, NJBIZ, “Paying the Price”

 
 
49: Online Publication Layout
 

1st Place

Greg Trevor, Carla Cantor, Karen Smith, Andrea Alexander, Rutgers Today, March 11, 2013