Cleveland Jewish News 11/02/07
I have a friend who, um, writes for a newspaper, um, not too far from here, where reporters and editors are told, in a tone of chastisement, that "the advertising department pays [your] salaries." The implication is always that the advertising department is more important to the paper's survival than the writers, editors, graphic artists or production staff.
So it's particularly nice when a newspaper like the CJN, a not-for-profit paper always struggling to make ends meet, gets validation from its peers of its editorial and art departments. It's not like there are raises or bonuses in our immediate future, so we might as well exalt in hearing a chorus of "Mazel Tov!" for a change.
The Cleveland Jewish News has been named as the Best Weekly Newspaper in Ohio by The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The CJN won in the category of circulation under 100,000.
The CJN was also honored in the Best Special Publication segment. The SOURCE: Guide to Jewish Living in Northeast Ohio, tied for first place in that category.
The Ohio SPJ 2007 Awards banquet was held in Columbus Oct. 27. Creative director Frida Kon represented the CJN at the ceremony and accepted both awards.