The Arizona Jewish Post won two awards in the Arizona Newspapers Association’s 2020 competition. This year’s ANA awards were announced via Facebook Live on Oct. 15.
The AJP received a first place award in the Best Sustained Coverage or Series category for “Voices of Hope: The ongoing legacy of the Holocaust,” which appeared in the Sept. 27, 2019 High Holidays issue.
Executive Editor Phyllis Braun and Graphic Artist Michelle Shapiro share the award with Debe Campbell, former AJP assistant editor; Korene Charnofsky Cohen, freelance writer; and Shayne Tarquinio, former AJP intern.
We thank the Holocaust survivors who graciously shared their stories with us: Michael Bokor, Erika Dattner, Theresa Dulgov, Annique Dveirin, Walter Feiger, and Willy Halpert.
The contest judge for Best Sustained Coverage or Series category, a member of the New Mexico Press Association, commented, “A terrific section dedicated to Holocaust survivors. I am appreciative of the survivors taking the time to share their compelling stories of survival, courage and determination with AJP reporters. I commend these brave folks for their willingness to talk about their experience during this horrible time in history. These stories showcase the the perseverance and strength of the human spirit. Moreover, these are the stories of living treasures. Terrific job AJP staff!”
Braun also won a third place award in the Best Headline category for “Love, poetry, community: a family’s unique response to cancer,” published Feb. 21, 2020.
Thanks also are due to the Hurand family for sharing their story.
The AJP competes in ANA’s Division 2, non-dailies with circulation between 3,500 and 10,000.