WINNERS: 2017 Jewish Scholastic Journalism Awards

June 5, 2017

Category 1: News and feature reporting on Jewish religion (holidays, halacha and contemporary religious issues)

Kiddush Clubs: Old tradition is scrutinized in new way

            Alec Fields, The Boiling Point, Shalhevet, Los Angeles

 

Category 2: News and feature reporting on current events involving Israel:

School remembers Peres for heart, poetry, devotion to peace

            Jacob Feitelberg, The Boiling Point, Shalhevet, Los Angeles

 

Category 3: News or feature reporting on interreligious or intercultural events

Bridging the Gap: Arabic students forge bond with Syrian refugee family

            Miriam Minsk, The Lion’s Tale, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School,   Rockville, MD

 

Category 4: Ongoing reporting on religious, Israel or interreligious/cultural issues. Ongoing reporting means at least two stories on two different days, covering a story that is evolving with additional facts known.

The Boiling Point, Shalhevet, Los Angeles, CA

           Role Reversal: Guys say l’chaim to girl’s blessing, by Rose Lipner and Nicole Sousanna

            Girl leading Kiddush was a mistake, school says, by Alec Fields

 

Category 5: Opinion: Non-first-person opinion on any Jewish or Israel-related story

Israeli TV hit explores the black-hatted world of Mea Shearim

            Lucy Fried, The Boiling Point, Shalhevet, Los Angeles, CA

 

Category 6: Opinion: First-person experience regarding Jerusalem or Israel

Finding My New Jewish Home

            Jordie Priesman, Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, MD, Fresh Ink for Teens.com

 

Category 7: Photojournalism: Photograph attached to any Jewish or Israeli-related story

The Light from Behind

            Shalva Gozland,  Manhattan High School for Girls, New York, NY, Moadim Magazine

 

Category 8: Layout/design of any Jewish or Israel-related story, one page or multiple pages

Bridging the Gap*

            Miriam Minsk, The Lion’s Tale, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School,  Rockville, MD.

 

Category 9: Video reporting of any Jewish or Israel-related story

Yom Kippur video: Shalhevet’s Repenters

             Jordana Glouberman and Talia Abel, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, CA

 

**Grand Prize Winner

Bridging the Gap

            Miriam Minsk, The Lion’s Tale, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School,  Rockville, MD.

 

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