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March 29, 2010

Journalism Competition 2009-2010: Photos and Top Winners

Source: New York Teacher

Scenes from the 2010 Journalism Awards Celebration and Conference, March 27, 2010, in Troy.


View All | Full Screen | Photos by Betsy Sandberg and Steve Whitney


Best of the Best

United University Professions - Retirees
The Active Retiree. Editor & President: Judy Wishnia

Judges Comments

  • "Absolutely the best! Thorough attention to detail in design, visuals, and excellent variety of story content. A model newsletter. Congratulations!"
  • "On every count - content, layout, writing, photos - this newsletter stands out. A model of what a newsletter should be."

Solidarity Award Winners

Faculty Association of Suffolk Community College
THE WORD. Editor: Kevin Peterman. President: Ellen Schuler Mauk

Judges Comments:

  • "This extremely well researched piece takes a strong stand for 'victim' adjuncts at community college. This article does a very complete job of reporting the national, state and local perspective on a timely and important issue. The background facts are clearly laid out, and interpreted very clearly and effectively. It might have been better to keep the recital of facts more concise, and paraphrase the findings in simpler language."

Sachem Central Teachers Association
SCTA SPEAK OUT. Editor: Blythe Kramer. President: John Heslin.

Judges Comments

  • "This terrific explanation of the 'what' and 'why' of VOTE-COPE is at the heart of solidarity. Demonstrations and rallies are fine, but as the writer says, VOTE-COPE 'gives you the luxury of having a watchdog on guard for the quality of your job at all times.'"
  • "This is one of the best discussions of the importance of VOTE/COPE I have seen. And, in the course of laying out the accomplishments of this critical program, the piece successfully integrates local issues with state and national concerns and efforts."

In-Service Editors

Class I (Local Membership 200 or fewer)

Class I - Best Editorial Design

FIRST PLACE
Deposit Teachers' Association
The Hatchet

AWARD OF MERIT
Ilion Teachers Association
Information-Thoughts-Announcements

Class I - Best Feature Story

FIRST PLACE
Deposit Teachers' Association
The Hatchet

AWARD OF MERIT
Liberty Assistants, Monitors & Aides Association
LAMA LINES

Class I - Best News Story

FIRST PLACE
Cambridge Faculty Association
Cambridge Faculty Association Newsletter

AWARD OF MERIT
Deposit Teachers' Association
The Hatchet

AWARD OF MERIT
Ilion Teachers Association
Information-Thoughts-Announcements

Class I - Best Newsletter

FIRST PLACE
Liberty Assistants, Monitors & Aides Association
LAMA LINES

AWARD OF MERIT
Deposit Teachers' Association
The Hatchet

AWARD OF MERIT
Ilion Teachers Association
Information-Thoughts-Announcements

Class I - Best Opinion Writing

FIRST PLACE
Liberty Assistants, Monitors & Aides Association
LAMA LINES

AWARD OF MERIT
Ilion Teachers Association
Information-Thoughts-Announcements

AWARD OF MERIT
Deposit Teachers' Association
The Hatchet

Class I - Best Photography

AWARD OF MERIT
Cambridge Faculty Association
Cambridge Faculty Association Newsletter

Class I - Best Web site

AWARD OF MERIT
Eden Teachers Association
Eden Teachers Association Web site

Class II (Local Membership 201 – 300)

Class II - Best Editorial Design

FIRST PLACE
Nyack Teachers Association
The Bridge

AWARD OF MERIT
Wallkill Teachers' Association
IMPACT

AWARD OF MERIT
Mohawk Valley Community College Professional Association
PAnorama

Class II - Best Feature Story

FIRST PLACE
Wallkill Teachers' Association
IMPACT

AWARD OF MERIT
Mohawk Valley Community College Professional Association
PAnorama

Class II - Best News Story

FIRST PLACE
Wallkill Teachers' Association
IMPACT

AWARD OF MERIT
Beacon Teachers Association
Between Assignments

AWARD OF MERIT
Amityville Teachers' Association
The Scribe

Class II - Best Newsletter

FIRST PLACE
Beacon Teachers Association
Between Assignments

AWARD OF MERIT
Schalmont Teachers' Association
STATIC

AWARD OF MERIT
Amityville Teachers' Association
The Scribe

Class II - Best Opinion Writing

FIRST PLACE
Beacon Teachers Association
Between Assignments

AWARD OF MERIT
Mohawk Valley Community College Professional Association
PAnorama

AWARD OF MERIT
Glens Falls Teachers' Association
Eye on Education

Class II - Best Photography

FIRST PLACE
Amityville Teachers' Association
The Scribe

AWARD OF MERIT
Wallkill Teachers' Association
IMPACT

Class II - Best Web site

FIRST PLACE
Amityville Teachers' Association
Amityville Teachers' Association Web site

AWARD OF MERIT
Schalmont Teachers' Association
Schalmont Teachers' Association Web site

AWARD OF MERIT
Beacon Teachers Association
Beacon Teachers Association Web site

AWARD OF MERIT
West Hempstead Education Association
West Hempstead Education Association Web site

Class III (Local Membership 301 – 650)

Class III - Best Editorial Design

FIRST PLACE
Rondout Valley Federation of Teachers and School Related Professionals
The Union Sound

AWARD OF MERIT
Farmingdale Federation of Teachers
Classroom Pointers

AWARD OF MERIT
Bay Shore Classroom Teachers' Association, Inc.
The Answer

Class III - Best Feature Story

FIRST PLACE
Bay Shore Classroom Teachers' Association, Inc.
The Answer

AWARD OF MERIT
Rondout Valley Federation of Teachers and School Related Professionals
The Union Sound

AWARD OF MERIT
Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers
Connection

Class III - Best News Story

FIRST PLACE
Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers
Connection

AWARD OF MERIT
Farmingdale Federation of Teachers
Classroom Pointers

AWARD OF MERIT
Whitesboro Teachers Association
The Whitesboro Teacher

Class III - Best Newsletter

FIRST PLACE
Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers
Speak Out

AWARD OF MERIT
Teachers' Association of the Tarrytowns
The Advocate

AWARD OF MERIT
Mahopac Teachers Association
MTA Chalkboard

Class III - Best Opinion Writing

FIRST PLACE
Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers
Connection

AWARD OF MERIT
Rondout Valley Federation of Teachers and School Related Professionals
The Union Sound

AWARD OF MERIT
Whitesboro Teachers Association
The Whitesboro Teacher

Class III - Best Photography

FIRST PLACE
Rondout Valley Federation of Teachers and School Related Professionals
The Union Sound

AWARD OF MERIT
Bay Shore Classroom Teachers' Association, Inc.
The Answer

Class III - Best Web site

FIRST PLACE
Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers
Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers Web site

AWARD OF MERIT
West Genesee Teachers' Association
West Genesee Teachers' Association Web site

Class IV (Local Membership 651 1,000)

Class IV - Best Editorial Design

FIRST PLACE
Faculty Association of Suffolk Community College
THE WORD

AWARD OF MERIT
North Babylon Teachers' Organization
Partners in Education

AWARD OF MERIT
Central Islip Teachers Association
CITAtion

Class IV - Best Feature Story

FIRST PLACE
Smithtown Teachers' Association
FACULTY FOCUS

AWARD OF MERIT
Wappingers Congress of Teachers
The WCT Commentator

AWARD OF MERIT
North Babylon Teachers' Organization -
Partners in Education

Class IV - Best News Story

FIRST PLACE
Faculty Association of Suffolk Community College
THE WORD

AWARD OF MERIT
North Babylon Teachers' Organization
Partners in Education

AWARD OF MERIT
Niagara Falls Teachers
NFT UNITY

Class IV - Best Newsletter
FIRST PLACE
Valley Central Teachers Association
VC ECHOES

AWARD OF MERIT
Central Islip Teachers Association
CITAtion

AWARD OF MERIT
Faculty Association of Suffolk Community College
THE WORD

AWARD OF MERIT
United Federation of Teachers Retiree Chapter #2
UFT- RTC Newsletter

Class IV - Best Opinion Writing

FIRST PLACE
Valley Central Teachers Association
VC ECHOES

AWARD OF MERIT
North Babylon Teachers' Organization
Partners in Education

AWARD OF MERIT
Faculty Association of Suffolk Community College
THE WORD

Class IV - Best Photography

FIRST PLACE
Faculty Association of Suffolk Community College
THE WORD

AWARD OF MERIT
North Babylon Teachers' Organization
Partners in Education

Class IV - Best Web site

FIRST PLACE
North Babylon Teachers' Organization
North Babylon Teachers' Organization Web site

AWARD OF MERIT
Valley Central Teachers Association
Valley Central Teachers Association Web site

Class V (Local Membership – over 1,000)

Class V - Best Editorial Design

FIRST PLACE
Union of Clerical, Administrative & Technical Staff at NYU
Momentum

AWARD OF MERIT
Sachem Central Teachers Association
SCTA Speak Out

Class V - Best Feature Story

FIRST PLACE
Union of Clerical, Administrative & Technical Staff at NYU
Momentum

AWARD OF MERIT
Valley Stream Teachers' Association
VSTA Newsletter

AWARD OF MERIT
Sachem Central Teachers Association
SCTA Speak Out

Class V - Best News Story

FIRST PLACE
Union of Clerical, Administrative & Technical Staff at NYU
Momentum

AWARD OF MERIT
Rochester Teachers Association
The Rochester Teacher

AWARD OF MERIT
Buffalo Teachers Federation
PROVOCATOR

Class V - Best Newsletter

FIRST PLACE
Buffalo Teachers Federation
PROVOCATOR

AWARD OF MERIT
Sachem Central Teachers Association
SCTA Speak Out

AWARD OF MERIT
Union of Clerical, Administrative & Technical Staff at NYU
Momentum

Class V - Best Newspaper

FIRST PLACE
Rochester Teachers Association
The Rochester Teacher

Class V - Best Opinion Writing

FIRST PLACE
Buffalo Teachers Federation
PROVOCATOR

AWARD OF MERIT
Union of Clerical, Administrative & Technical Staff at NYU
Momentum

AWARD OF MERIT
Oceanside Federation of Teachers
OFTimes

Class V - Best Photography

FIRST PLACE
Buffalo Teachers Federation
PROVOCATOR

Class V - Best Web site

FIRST PLACE
BOCES Educators of Eastern Suffolk
BOCES Educators of Eastern Suffolk Web site


Retiree Editors

Retiree Division - CLASS R-I (Local Membership – 200 or fewer)

Class R-I - Best Feature Story

FIRST PLACE
Merrick Retired Teachers Chapter
Merrick Retired Teachers Newsletter

AWARD OF MERIT
Wantagh Schools United Retirees Chapter
WSUR Newsletter

Class R-I - Best Newsletter

FIRST PLACE
Elmont Elementary Retired Teachers Association
Spreadin' the News

AWARD OF MERIT -
Johnstown Retired Teachers Association
JRTA Communiqué

Retiree Division - CLASS R -II (Local Membership 201 – 500)

Class R-II Best Feature Story

FIRST PLACE
Retirees of Brentwood Schools
ROBS NEWSLETTER

AWARD OF MERIT
Port Washington Teachers Association Retired Educators Chapter
Port of Call

Class R-II - Best News Story

FIRST PLACE
Pittsford District Retired Teachers Association
Retired Times

AWARD OF MERIT
Retiree Council #13
MID-HUDSON BRIDGES

Class R-II - Best Newsletter

FIRST PLACE
Port Washington Teachers Association Retired Educators Chapter
Port of Call

AWARD OF MERIT
Bay Shore Retired Teachers Association
THE 4th R

Class R-II - Best Opinion Writing

FIRST PLACE
Pittsford District Retired Teachers Association
Retired Times

AWARD OF MERIT
Retirees of Brentwood Schools
ROBS NEWLETTER

AWARD OF MERIT
Huntington Association of Retired Teachers/Employees
HARTE

AWARD OF MERIT
West Islip Retired Teachers Association
WIRTA NEWS

Class R-II - Best Web site

FIRST PLACE
Retirees of Brentwood Schools
Retirees of Brentwood Web site

AWARD OF MERIT
Port Washington Teachers Association Retired Educators Chapter
Port Washington Teachers Association Retired Educators Chapter Web site

Retiree Division - CLASS R - III (Local Membership 501 – 1,000)

Class R-III - Best Feature Story

FIRST PLACE
Wappingers Congress of Retired Teachers
PostScript

AWARD OF MERIT
Half Hollow Hills Active Retired Teachers Association
the HHHART BEAT

Class R-III - Best News Story

FIRST PLACE
Half Hollow Hills Active Retired Teachers Association
the HHHART BEAT

Class R-III - Best Newsletter

FIRST PLACE
Wappingers Congress of Retired Teachers
PostScript

AWARD OF MERIT
Great Neck Teachers Association - Retired Educators Chapter
Great Neck Ties

Class R-III - Best Opinion Writing

FIRST PLACE
Wappingers Congress of Retired Teachers
PostScript

AWARD OF MERIT
Half Hollow Hills Active Retired Teachers Association
the HHHART BEAT

Retiree Division - CLASS R - IV (Local Membership – over 1,000)

Class R-IV - Best Feature Story

FIRST PLACE
United University Professions - Retirees
The Active Retiree

AWARD OF MERIT
Retiree Council #10
RC10 SKYLINE NEWS

Class R-IV - Best News Story

FIRST PLACE
United University Professions – Retirees
The Active Retiree

AWARD OF MERIT
Retiree Council 7
The Central New Yorker

Class R-IV - Best Newsletter

FIRST PLACE
United University Professions - Retirees
The Active Retiree

AWARD OF MERIT
Retiree Council 21
Spotlight 21

Class R-IV - Best Opinion Writing

FIRST PLACE
Retiree Council #10
RC10 SKYLINE NEWS

AWARD OF MERIT
United University Professions - Retirees
The Active Retiree

Class R-IV - Best Web site

FIRST PLACE
Retiree Council #10
Retiree Council #10 Web site

AWARD OF MERIT
United Federation of Teachers
United Federation of Teachers Web site