The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle was recognized for its excellence in journalism by the American Jewish Press Association, winning two Rockower Awards in the weekly and biweekly newspaper division. The awards were presented at the Rockower Awards Banquet in conjunction with AJPA’s annual conference on June 27 in Atlanta.
The awards were for work published in 2021.
The Chronicle received honorable mention in the category Excellence for Writing About Health Care for “Pittsburgh Jewish leaders are handed frontline role in mental health” by Chronicle Staff Writer David Rullo and Chris Hedlin of PublicSource. The judge commented: “Article shines a light on the difference between mental health counseling and pastoral counseling in a thoughtful, accessible way.”
In the category of Excellence for Writing About Seniors, the Chronicle received honorable mention for “Single Seniors, COVID-19 and the challenge of community engagement” by Staff Writer Adam Reinherz. The judge commented: “Through positive profiles of community seniors, writer sensitively addresses the problem of loneliness exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.” PJC