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CCJN receives two citations from N.O. Press Club

The Crescent City Jewish News received a second place ranking for its editorial “Flames of Outrage” and a third place for Breaking News for its story on the swastikas and other graffiti spray painted in front of Gates of Prayer Cemetery on Joseph Street at last night’s delayed Press Club of New Orleans Excellence in Journalism Awards show.

Originally scheduled to be an in-person event in July, the gala was switched back to a virtual event – as it had been in 2020 – hosted over the Press Club’s YouTube channel due to the uptick in COVID cases complicated by the spread of the Delta variant. 

WWL-TV’s sports director Doug Mouton, a past Press Club of New Orleans president, and Fletcher Mackel, a WDSU-TV sports anchor and reporter, acted as hosts for the program, as they had the past year.

Investigative reporters WVUE TV’s Lee Zurik and WWL-TV’s David Hammer both won for TV and print articles last night as well. Hammer was one of three writers who won the Bill Rainey Award as a result of their first place win for Breaking News in Print.

The CCJN has placed well in previous contests, winning several first place and “best in show” awards in recent years.

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