DNAinfo.com New York Team Wins Newswomen's Club Award for Journalism Excellence

Jill Colvin, Julie Shapiro, Serena Solomon and Carla Zanoni recognized for coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement's surprise evacuation from Zuccotti Park

16 Nov, 2012, 12:27 ET from DNAinfo.com New York

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DNAinfo.com New York congratulates Jill Colvin, Julie Shapiro, Serena Solomon and Carla Zanoni for winning a 2012 Front Page Award from the Newswomen's Club of New York.  The team won in the online spot news category for its reporting on the surprise Occupy Wall Street evacuation from Zuccotti Park last November.

"This team covered the Zuccotti Park raid from all angles," declared the Front Page Award judges. "The lead story and its sidebar put the reader in the middle of the action and gave voice to protesters and city officials alike. There were others who covered the Zuccotti Park incident, but their coverage paled in comparison to the team coverage provided by hyperlocal website DNAinfo.com New York."

DNAinfo New York's coverage of the New York Police Department's early morning evacuation of the Occupy Wall Street movement on November 15 included a range of stories about the arrest of more than 200 protesters, details about how the raid was planned, the day's court hearings and protest marches through the city. 

"Our reporting team was on the ground within minutes of the surprise evacuation, and we were one of the first news organizations to describe the scene to our readers with images and video," said Leela de Kretser, publisher and editorial director, DNAinfo.com New York. "We're proud to be recognized by the Newswomen's Club for our real-time coverage of one of the city's biggest news events last year." 

The Newswomen's Club of New York, founded in 1922, is a professional organization devoted to supporting women journalists in the New York metropolitan area, with the mission of providing networking and learning opportunities for members, promoting good journalism, and recognizing exceptional work in the field. This year's winners, which include 60 women in 36 categories, were recognized last night at the club's annual gala.

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