New York Press Club Hands Out Annual Awards; The Associated Press Takes Top Honors

The Associated Press was the big winner today of the 2012 New York Press Club Awards for Journalism. The AP walked away with six awards including top prize, the Gold Keyboard Investigative Journalism Award for the series, “NYPD Spies on NYC.”

Finalists for the Gold Keyboard were Ian Urbina at The New York Times and Daniel Golden and Oliver Staley at Bloomberg News.

NY1 won the coveted Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York trophy for One on 1 with Budd Mishkin: A Look Back at 2011.

Finalist for the Nellie Bly Cub Reporter was WCBS 880 reporter/anchor Alex Silverman.

The winner for Best Headline and Front Page in the magazine category went to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, while Newsday took home for newspaper.

For Best Business Reporting, Bloomberg TV with anchors Carole Massar, Matt Miller, and Carole Zimmer was victorious. Bloomberg also won in the magazine division.

Best Business Reporting among newspapers goes to The Wall Street Journal.

In the Consumer Reporting category, chalk another for the mayor’s media empire, as Bloomberg News wins in the NewsWire division.

In the radio division, Reporter Ginny Kosala and producer Judy Spiecher bring a win to FM News 101.9/WEMP.

News 12 Long Island and reporter Jackie Lukas takes the TV division.

The Wall Street Journal adds the hardware for the newspaper group.

In the Continuing Coverage category, Newsday, for its extended work on the Long Island Railroad, wins another award, while the news team at WCBS-AM earned the nod for the freak October snowstorm.

In the topic of Crime Reporting, WPIX/Channel 11 with reporter Kirstin Cole, The New York Times, and Bloomberg Markets were among the winners. 

Feature Video category goes to WNBC’s famed videographer Michael DelGuidice, one of two award for him this year.

In the Political Coverage category, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, and News 12 Brooklyn were recognized.

For Special Event Reporting, the AP and Bloomberg BusinessWeek were the winners. Also shining in the category were the New York Daily News Website, The Wall Street Journal, and WCBS-AM for its 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Spot News winners include: The AP, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, NY1 News, The Wall Street Journal, and WCBS 880.