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Mid-Atlantic Media Staff Honored with Multiple Simon Rockower Awards

Multiple members of Mid-Atlantic Media’s staff were honored on July 11 at the 42nd annual Simon Rockower Awards banquet in New Orleans.

The Rockowers were awarded by the American Jewish Press Association for the best work in Jewish journalism in 2022.

The first-place winners included:

Ebony Brown, who receive the best graphic arts award for general excellence for her work with the Baltimore Jewish Times

Washington Jewish Week, which won for excellence in arts news and features with “Jewish Mass Returns to Its Washington Source”

Reporter Sasha Rogelberg for excellence in feature writing for Washington Jewish Week with “The Legacy of Private Belmont”

Second-place winners included:

Washington Jewish Week for excellence in arts news and features with “Who Owns Anne Frank?”

Frank Wagner for general excellence as best graphic artist for his work with Washington Jewish Week

Washington Jewish Week for general excellence – best newspaper

Rogelberg for excellence in interfaith relations reporting for the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent for “This is Spiritual Work; Religious Leaders Lay Blueprint for Reparations”

Honorable mention winners included:

Reporter Jarrad Saffren for excellence in writing about politics and government for the Exponent “Josh Shapiro Versus Doug Mastriano.”

Washington Jewish Week for excellence in writing about health care with “At the Other End of the Line”

In addition, Mid-Atlantic Media CEO Craig Burke was honored as the AJPA Volunteer of the Year.