The New York Press Club has announced its 2019 awards for excellence in journalism and Woman Around Town’s writer, Alix Cohen, was awarded the prize in the Critical Arts Review (Internet) category for her review “I’m Not a Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce – Wonderful! (and Timely).” (Click to read her story.) This is Alix’s 10th award for journalistic excellence from the New York Press Club. Including Alix’s recent award, writers for Woman Around Town have received a total 24 Awards for Journalism from the New York Press Club.
Woman Around Town’s writer Mary Gregory also won in the Critical Arts Review (magazine) category for her article in Long Island Pulse magazine, “9 in Art.” (Click to read Mary’s article.)
This year there were 531 entries judged in 30 categories and dozens of sub categories for different media. Among the other winners were all the major media outlets including Newsday, The New York Times, Bloomberg Business Week, The Daily Beast, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and Dateline NBC. A complete list of winners can be found here.
The Award Dinner will take place on Monday, June 3 at the Water Club. At the dinner, CNN’s Jim Acosta will be presented with the Press Club’s “Gabe Pressman Truth to Power Award.” As many of our readers know, WNBC’s Gabe Pressman was an intrepid reporter for seven decades, challenging Mayors, Governors and Presidents to defend the First Amendment and media freedoms.
New York Press Club President Jane Tillman Irving applauded all the award recipients and added that “the high number of entries across all news media platforms attests to the continued good health of journalism despite recent challenges, not the least of which has been physical threats to journalists and attempts to delegitimize the media.”
“This contest proves there are a lot of hard-working journalists doing exceptional work,” said Tillman Irving. “Our profession remains strong.”