DNAinfo.com New York Wins Top Awards at 2013 IPPIES Journalism Competition

DNAinfo.com team recognized for its coverage of Bronx education, a child's funeral in Brownsville, and the NYPD's Stop and Frisk policy

Apr 03, 2013, 07:00 ET from DNAinfo.com New York

NEW YORK, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DNAinfo.com New York congratulates Patrick Wall, Bronx reporter; Joseph Tabacca, photographer; Jill Colvin, city hall reporter and Murray Weiss, criminal justice editor, for winning prizes at the 2013 IPPIES Awards given by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. 

Specifically, Patrick Wall won "best article on a social issue" for his story titled "Bronx High School Students Go Entire Semester Without Math or English" which resulted in a change to the school's curriculum.  Joseph Tabacca won "best photograph" for covering the funeral of 13-year-old Ronald Wallace, a Brownsville boy who was shot in August 2012. 

In addition, Jill Colvin and Murray Weiss were recognized in the "best investigative feature" category for their article, "Port Authority is Top Stop and Frisk Hotspot Regardless of Race" which provided a breakdown of Stop and Frisk locations by neighborhood and race. 

"We're thrilled that our reporting team was recognized by the IPPIES in multiple categories this year," said Michael P. Ventura, managing editor of DNAinfo.com New York.   "As New York City's neighborhood news source, we cover community news from all five boroughs, and we're pleased to be recognized for our hard work."

The IPPIES Awards are sponsored by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.  The New York-area competition recognizes excellence amongst journalists, photographers, graphic artists, editors, and publishers from the community media.

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