FishbowlNY was fortunate enough to be invited as one of Marie Claire magazine’s guests to this year’s Front Page Awards, presented by The Newswomen’s Club of New York, honoring female journalists across a variety of media. The title’s editor at large, Abigail Pesta, was among the evening’s honorees for her piece “An American Tragedy,” which provided a harrowing, in-depth glimpse into honor killings in the U.S.
This year’s dinner was held at the Down Town Club in the Financial District and hosted by Toni Reinhold, president of the Newswomen’s Club and a reporter for Reuters.
Among the bold names at the event was anchor Dan Rather, who attended in support of his colleagues at “Dan Rather Reports,” several of whom won awards last night.
For a full list of the evening’s winners, click through.
In-depth reporting: Betsy Pisik, “Lost Story of the Lost Continent: How Rape is Used as a Tool of War in Congo,” The Washington Times
Beat reporting: Amy Chozick, “Reporting on Television,” The Wall Street Journal
Features: Denise Bonilla, “Alzheimer’s: The Love and the Heartbreak,” Newsday
In-depth reporting: Barbara Mantel, “Terrorism and the Internet,” CQ Global Research
Multimedia: Jessica Bennett, Monica Parra, Cara Phillips, Susanna Schrobsdorff, Raina Kelley, “The Beauty Advantage,” Newsweek
In-depth reporting: Carole Zimmer, “Shut Out: Jobs on Lockdown,” Bloomberg
Spot news: Michelle Nichols, “G20 Demonstrations in Pittsburgh,” Reuters
In-depth: Manuela Badawy, “Special Report: Planes, Trains, and Frontier Markets,” Reuters
Feature: Christine Kearney, “Burmese Monks Who Fled to U.S. a Vanishing Breed,” Reuters
Beat reporting: Oshrat Carmiel, Sharon Lynch, “Coverage of Stuyvesant Town,” Bloomberg
In-depth reporting: Kim Balin, Sianne Garlick, Laura Minnear, “Pornland, Oregon,” Dan Rather Reports, HDNet
Feature: Jenny Nordberg, Laura Minnear, “Price of an Afghan Bride,” Dan Rather Reports, HDNet
Documentary: Kyoko Gasha (Reuters TV), “Mothers’ Way, Daughters’ Choice,” FUNTeL Productions
News: Meryl Gordon, “Coverage of the Astor Verdict,” Vanity Fair
Features: Abigail Pesta, “An American Tragedy,” Marie Claire
In-depth reporting: Nina Munk, “Rich Harvard, Poor Harvard,” Vanity Fair
Essay: Amanda Bennett, “The End of Life: Lessons from a $618,616 Death,” Bloomberg Businessweek
Spot news: Debbie Egan-Chin, “She was my Heart,” New York Daily News
Essay: Julia Xanthos, “Nosa’s Golden Gloves,” New York Daily News
Cultural criticism: Amy Fine Collins, “Toujours Couture,” Vanity Fair
Political commentary: Merle Hoffman, “Selecting the Same Sex,” On the Issues Magazine
Business / Financial commentary: Lisa Anderson, “Can Local Television Afford Investigations?” Columbia Journalism Review
Alexis Leondis, Bloomberg
Reporter of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award