June 26, 2019

Jewish Journal wins eight awards at 58th annual LA Press Club event

The Jewish Journal won eight awards, including first place for “Design” and “Commentary,” at the 58th annual Southern California Journalism Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Press Club.

Columnist Marty Kaplan took top honors in the Commentary category at the June 26 event, held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles. Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Rob Eshman placed second in the same category.

The Journal’s “Jewish Hebdo” edition, published in January 2015 immediately after the Paris terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher supermarket, took the top prize for design. 

Senior Writer Jared Sichel won second place in the “Print Journalist of the Year” category, while, in the “Columnist” category, Kaplan came in second and TRIBE Media and Journal President David Suissa placed third. Arts and Entertainment Editor Naomi Pfefferman won third place in the “Entertainment News or Feature” category, and contributing writer Tom Teicholz came in third in the “Entertainment Journalist of the Year” category.

Competing in the category for publications with a circulation of 50,000 and over, the Journal competed directly against other top local news publications, including the Los Angeles Times.