DNAinfo.com New York Wins New York Press Club Awards for Bronx Education Coverage, Hurricane Sandy Feature

Patrick Wall wins Nellie Bly Cub Reporter Award for best young journalist

Jun 10, 2013, 14:40 ET from DNAinfo.com New York

NEW YORK, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DNAinfo.com New York, the city's leading neighborhood news source, congratulates reporters Patrick Wall and Jeff Mays, and photographers Joseph Tabacca and Tuan Nguyen, for winning New York Press Club Journalism awards today. 

Wall won the Nellie Bly Cub Reporter award, which honors the best journalistic effort for an individual with less than three years' experience, for his series on South Bronx education.  His coverage ranged from a Bronx principal who refused to provide math and English classes, to an in-depth look at the high school admissions process for immigrant students.

Mays won the Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York award honoring coverage complimentary to New York City for his story about a public housing resident that jumped into flood waters to save a drowning taxi driver during Hurricane Sandy. 

"In his beat as South Bronx reporter, Patrick Wall won the trust of neighborhood sources who led him to important school stories.  His exceptional coverage helped drive important changes in the school curriculum," said Michael. P. Ventura, managing editor, DNAinfo.com New York.  "We're also pleased Jeff Mays was recognized for his human interest reporting during Hurricane Sandy; his story was widely followed by national and local broadcast outlets." 

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The NY Press Club, founded in 1948, is a professional organization of members and former members of the news media. The NY Press Club Journalism Awards, presented June 10, honor excellence in journalism for journalists recognized as being among the best in their field.  This year, nearly 500 entries were submitted by 71 metro New York news organizations.

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