Chronicle wins 2 national Jewish press awards for outstanding work
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Chronicle wins 2 national Jewish press awards for outstanding work

Chronicle recognized for excellence in news obituaries and arts and news features

The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle was recognized for its excellence in journalism by the American Jewish Press Association at a June 24 online ceremony, winning two Rockower Awards in the weekly and biweekly newspaper division.

The awards were for work published in 2020. Both award-winning stories were written by staff writer Adam Reinherz.

The Chronicle was awarded second place in the category Excellence in News Obituaries for “Paul Caplan, patient-minded physician, dies at 107.” The judge commented: “A beautiful, balanced portrayal of both the man and his accomplishments. Mr. Caplan’s personal philosophy of learning through — and connecting to — others is expertly reflected in this well-written piece.”

In the category of Excellence in Arts and News Features, the Chronicle received honorable mention for “Comic book artist inspired by stories of real-life superheroes.”

The AJPA received a record number of 1010 submissions to the Rockower competition this year, the 40th anniversary of the awards. PJC

— Toby Tabachnick

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