DNAinfo.com New York Team Wins Newswomen's Club Award for Journalism
Jill Colvin, Julie Shapiro, Serena Solomon and Carla Zanoni recognized for
coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement's surprise evacuation from
NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2012
NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DNAinfo.com New York congratulates
Jill Colvin, Julie Shapiro, Serena Solomon and Carla Zanoni for winning a 2012
Front Page Award from the Newswomen's Club of New York. The team won in the
online spot news category for its reporting on the surprise Occupy Wall Street
evacuation from Zuccotti Park last November.
"This team covered the Zuccotti Park raid from all angles," declared the Front
Page Award judges. "The lead story and its sidebar put the reader in the
middle of the action and gave voice to protesters and city officials alike.
There were others who covered the Zuccotti Park incident, but their coverage
paled in comparison to the team coverage provided by hyperlocal website
DNAinfo.com New York."
DNAinfo New York's coverage of the New York Police Department's early morning
evacuation of the Occupy Wall Street movement on November 15 included a range
of stories about the arrest of more than 200 protesters, details about how the
raid was planned, the day's court hearings and protest marches through the
"Our reporting team was on the ground within minutes of the surprise
evacuation, and we were one of the first news organizations to describe the
scene to our readers with images and video," said Leela de Kretser, publisher
and editorial director, DNAinfo.com New York. "We're proud to be recognized by
the Newswomen's Club for our real-time coverage of one of the city's biggest
news events last year."
The Newswomen's Club of New York, founded in 1922, is a professional
organization devoted to supporting women journalists in the New York
metropolitan area, with the mission of providing networking and learning
opportunities for members, promoting good journalism, and recognizing
exceptional work in the field. This year's winners, which include 60 women in
36 categories, were recognized last night at the club's annual gala.
About DNAinfo.com New York
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neighborhood news source. We deliver up-to-the-minute reports on
entertainment, education, politics, crime, sports, and dining. Our
award-winning journalists find the stories – big or small – that matter most
to New Yorkers. The inspiration, funding, and strategic vision for DNAinfo.com
come from entrepreneur and Ameritrade (AMTD) founder Joe Ricketts.
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