Simon Rockower Award

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The Simon Rockower Award[1] is an award given for "Excellence in Jewish Journalism". The award is sponsored by the American Jewish Press Association.[2] Awards are given out at the Annual Simon Rockower Awards banquet in November of the respective year.[3]

The award was originated in 1979 by the children of Simon Rockower.

List of Categories/Divisions[edit]

As of the 2016 awards there were 24 categories,[4] which for the 2017 awards was reduced 22 categories.[5]

Category Description Division A Division B Division C Division D
1 The Louis Rapoport Award for Excellence in Commentary Newspapers 15,000 circulation and over; Broadcast; Magazines; Web-based Outlets Newspapers 14,999 circulation and under
2 Award for Excellence in Single Commentary Newspapers 15,000 circulation and over; Broadcast; Magazines; Web-based Outlets Newspapers 14,999 circulation and under
3 Award for Excellence in Personal Essay Newspapers 15,000 circulation and over; Broadcast; Magazines; Web-based Outlets Newspapers 14,999 circulation and under
4 Award for Excellence in Editorial Writing Newspapers 15,000 circulation and over; Broadcast; Magazines; Web-based Outlets Newspapers 14,999 circulation and under
5 The Boris Smolar Award for Excellence in Comprehensive Coverage or Investigative Reporting Newspapers 15,000 circulation and over; Broadcast; Magazines; Web-based Outlets Newspapers 14,999 circulation and under
6 Excellence in News Reporting Newspapers 15,000 circulation and over; Broadcast; Magazines; Web-based Outlets Newspapers 14,999 circulation and under
7 Award for Excellence in Social Justice Reporting Newspapers 15,000 circulation and over; Broadcast; Magazines; Web-based Outlets Newspapers 14,999 circulation and under
8 Excellence in Feature Writing Newspapers 15,000 circulation and over; Broadcast Newspapers 7,500-14,999 circulation Newspapers 1-7,499 circulation Magazines; Special Sections and Supplements; Web-based Outlets
9 Excellence in Arts and Criticism News and Features Critical analysis/review, usually of a single artistic endeavor, whether in literature, theater, film or fine arts and crafts. All Newspapers; Broadcast; Magazines; Special Sections and Supplements; Web-based Outlets Reporting on an artistic endeavor, trend, movement or personality, whether in literature, theater, film or fine arts and crafts. All Newspapers; Broadcast; Magazines; Special Sections and Supplements; Web-based Outlets
10 The David Frank Award for Excellence in Personality Profiles Newspapers 15,000 circulation and over; Broadcast Newspapers 14,999 circulation and under Magazines; Special Sections and Supplements; Web-based Outlets
11 Excellence in Special Sections or Supplements All
12 The Rambam Award for Excellence in Writing About Health Care Newspapers 15,000 circulation and over; Broadcast; Magazines; Web-based Outlets Newspapers 14,999 circulation and under
13 The Nefesh B'Nefesh Charley J. Levine Memorial Award for Journalistic Excellence in Covering Zionism, Aliyah and Israel. Newspapers 15,000 circulation and over; Broadcast; Magazines; Web-based Outlets Newspapers 14,999 circulation and under
14 Award for Excellence in Writing about Women All
15 Award of Excellence in Writing about Jewish Heritage and Jewish Peoplehood in Europe Newspapers 15,000 circulation and over; Broadcast; Magazines; Web-based Outlets Newspapers 14,999 circulation and under
16 Award for Journalistic Excellence in American Jewish History Newspapers 15,000 circulation and over; Broadcast; Magazines; Web-based Outlets Newspapers 14,999 circulation and under
17 Award for Excellence in Overall Graphic Design (Including Cover) Newspapers 15,000 circulation and over; Broadcast Newspapers 14,999 circulation and under Magazines; Special Sections and Supplements; Web-based Outlets
18 The Noah Bee Award for Excellence in Illustrating and/or Editorial Cartooning All
19 Award for Excellence in Photography All
20 Award for Outstanding Digital Outreach All
21 Award for Excellence in a Multi-Media Story All
22 Award for Excellence in Blogging All

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rockower Awards". Retrieved 2017-12-29. 
  2. ^ "JTA takes 4 Rockower Awards for journalistic excellence". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Retrieved 2017-12-29. 
  3. ^ "Forward Scoops 17 Jewish Press Awards". The Forward. Retrieved 2017-12-29. 
  4. ^ "The 35th Annual Simon Rockower Award Winners - American Jewish Press Association". www.ajpa.org. Retrieved 2017-12-29. 
  5. ^ "The 36th Annual Simon Rockower Award Winners - American Jewish Press Association". www.ajpa.org. Retrieved 2017-12-29.