Congratulations to editor Betsy Abraham for earning honorable mention at the New York Press Association (NYPA) Better Newspaper Contest for Best Obituaries.
The NYPA committee remarked, “Easily the most compelling read of all the entries in this category. Great work by Betsy Abraham to recognize that people other than longtime community newsmakers can contribute to a community’s quality of life. It seems that Linda Callendrello did that, even though she was homeless.”
Anton Media Group took home a total of nine awards from the prestigious event for excellence in journalism and design.
- First and Second Place, Graphic Illustration “Eternal Con June 1, 2016” and “Coney Island June 8, 2016“, Division 3 – Barbara Barnett (Long Island Weekly)
- Second Place, Best Special Section “Winter Car Care Feb. 17, 2016“, Division 2 – Barbara Barnett (Port Washington News)
- Third Place, Best Automotive Special Section or Magazine, Division 1 – Christy Hinko and Alex Nuñez (Port Washington News)
- Honorable Mention, Best Front Page, Division 1 – Sheila Ferrari (Garden City Life)
- Third Place, Best Front Page “Long Island Roller Rebels“, Division 3 – Barbara Barnett (Long Island Weekly)
- Third Place, Best Large Space Ad – Caren Donatelli (Port Washington News)
- First Place, Best Multi-Advertiser Pages, Division 2 – Caren Donatelli (Port Washington News)