April 28, 2013

NYSUT Journalism Competition honors labor communicators

Source: NYSUT Communications
journalism awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 NYSUT Journalism Competition!

The annual competition includes categories for both retirees and in-service communications, recognizing outstanding NYSUT local union publications produced between Sept. 1, 2011 and Aug. 31, 2012. Two special awards are also given: The Ted Bleecker "Best of the Best" Award for most outstanding entry overall, and the Solidarity Award for the entry that best informs members about how state issues affect local concerns.

Winners were recognized during the NYSUT Journalism Awards Luncheon April 27 at The Hilton Garden Inn in Troy. View the photo gallery.

Winners (PDF)

Judges Comments (PDF)

Special guests at the award luncheon were NYSUT Vice President Maria Neira, who is a champion of communications, and author and labor activist Esther Cohen. Cohen talked about her work with the Workforce Development Institute and the NYS AFL-CIO in helping union members, workers and volunteers tell their stories about their roles in dealing with the devastation of Superstorm Sandy. Cohen is the author of Unseen America, a book showcasing photographs taken by working people - who are often overlooked by society - to document their lives and the world as they see it.