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    By Amy Dunkin | Last updated on Friday, March 29th, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Marlo Scott of Represent Magazine accepts his award for Best Editorial/Commentary from Jehangir Khattak.

    The newly-minted Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism honored members of New York’s independent ethnic and community media at the 11th annual presentation of the Ippies Awards on Mar. 28. This was the second year the CUNY J-School hosted the Ippies.

    The winners were:

    Best Multimedia Package: “Ripple Effect: Bethpage’s Toxic Plume Creeps Closer to Contaminating More Public Drinking Water Supplies,” by Long Island Press
    Best Video: “Chinatown After the Storm,” by Fan Bu, Melody Cao, Mumi Zhao and Tian Tian, SinoVision
    Best Photograph: Joseph Tabacca, DNAInfo.com – of the funeral for 13-year old Ronald Wallace, a Brownsville boy who was shot in August 2012
    Best Design of a Multimedia Publication: Long Island Press.com, Chris Twarowski
    Best Overall Design of a Print Publication: Nueva Luz – a journal of fine art and documentary photography published three times a year, Mirian Romais, Olga Omelchenko, Carla Williams and Quiana Mestrich
    Editorial/Commentary: “Inmate to College Student,” by Marlo Scott, Represent Magazine
    Best Article on a Social Issue: “Education in the Bronx,” by Patrick Wall, DNAInfo.com
    Best Story about an Immigrant Community: “Divided by Affirmative Action,” Rong Xiaoqing, Sing Tao Daily
    Best Investigative or In-Depth Story: “Big Trouble for Chinatown Lawyers,” by Shuman Deng, China Press

    The other finalists were:

    Best Multimedia Package:
    Second place:
    World’s Strongest Girl Lifts Twice Weight,” by Naomi Zeveloff and Nate Lavey, The Forward
    Third place:
    Polish Americans in Sandy Aftermath,” Nowy Dziennik/NDTV

    Best Audio
    Honorable Mention:
    New York Sikhs Organize Help for Sandy Victims,” Ramaa Reddy Ragavan, PRI’s The World

    Best Video
    Second place:
    Bethpage’s Toxic Plume,” Rashed Mian and Chris Twarowski, Long Island Press
    Third place:
    The Week After Hurricane Sandy,” Anna Tarnawska and Tomasz Tomaszewski, Nowy Dziennik/NDTV (after 18:35 minutes)

    Best Photograph
    Second place:
    Chenghui Hsu, World Journal
    Third place:
    Katarina Hybenova, Bushwick Daily

    Best Design of an Online Publication
    Second Place:
    Sharon Toomer, BlackandBrownNews.com
    Third place:
    Nowy Dziennik

    Best Print Design
    Second place:
    Kurt Hoffman, The Forward
    Third place:
    Marian Fairweather, Irish America

    Best Editorial/Commentary
    Second place:
    Annaliese Griffin, “Brooklyn’s Satmar Separatists,” Brooklyn Based
    Third place:
    Anthony Turner, “What’s Wrong with Reading,” YC Teen

    Best Story on a Social Issue
    Second place:
    “Senior Centers: Which One Should Seniors Choose?” Liu Shuang, World Journal
    Third place:
    Hospitals Face Pressure, Six in Brooklyn Could Close,” Ruth Ford, City Limits

    Best Story on an Immigrant Community
    Second place:
    “The Happy Land of ‘Sent Back’ Kids,” by Hong Li, China Press
    Third place:
    After the Flood, Brighton’s Latinos Struggle in the Shadows,” by Batya Ungar-Sargon, City Limits

    Best Investigative/In-depth Story
    Second place:
    Stop and Frisk By the Numbers,” – Murray Weiss and Jill Colvin, DNAInfo.com
    Third place:
    “Regret and Anguish Over Breaking the Law Weigh Heavily on Chinese Immigrants Imprisoned in the U.S.” by Jie Han, World Journal