Announcing the Winners of the 11th Annual Ippies Awards

  • By CUNY J-School Staff

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, – 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, 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,
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,
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,
Third place:
“Regret and Anguish Over Breaking the Law Weigh Heavily on Chinese Immigrants Imprisoned in the U.S.” by Jie Han, World Journal