Hudson Reporter’s writers and artists receive GSJA Awards

Writing and layout achievements recognized by state journalism association

Writers and graphic artists for The Hudson Reporter newspapers recently won 16 awards in the competitive statewide annual Memorial Journalism Contest run by the Garden State Journalists Association.
The weekly chain, with offices in Hoboken and Bayonne, publishes eight newspapers:The Hoboken Reporter, Bayonne Community News, Weehawken Reporter, Jersey City Reporter, Secaucus Reporter, North Bergen Reporter, Union City Reporter, and the West New York Reporter.
The company also publishes the lifestyle magazines 07030, Jersey City Magazine, and Bayonne Magazine. Online versions of the publications appear at
In the GSJA contest, the Reporter papers competed with publications in all 21 counties in New Jersey

Journalism awards

The company’s reporters were award 13 prizes for journalistic achievement, in a wide range of categories:

Spot News
1st Place, Al Sullivan, The Jersey Reporter, “A City on Edge”

1st Place, Amanda Staab, Hoboken 07030 Magazine, “What Henk Ovink Thinks”
2nd Place, Al Sullivan, The Jersey City Reporter, “On a Mission from God”

Business Financial
1st Place, Al Sullivan, The Jersey City Reporter, “A Sandwich of Their Own”

Science, Health, Education
2nd Place, Art Schwartz, Union City Reporter, “Brain Surgery … While Awake?

Investigative Reporting
2nd Place, Al Sullivan, Kate Rounds, The Jersey City Reporter, “Without Notice, NJ Transit Cuts Time Light Rail Ticket is Valid”

Personality Interview
3rdPlace, Caren Matzner, Jersey City Magazine, “Mayor Steve Gets Up Close and Personal”

3rd Place, Al Sullivan, Carlo Davis, Art Schwartz, The Jersey Reporter, “’Gay American’ Speech was 10 Years Ago”

Photography Spot News
2nd Place, Joseph Passantino, Hudson Reporter, North Bergen Man Involved in Deadly Crash”

Photography Sports Action
1st Place, Joseph Passantino, Hudson Reporter, “Almost There”

Photo Story – Essay
1st Place, Caren Matzner, Hoboken Reporter, “Signs of the City”
2nd Place, Caren Matzner, Secaucus Reporter, “The Trail Behind the Stores”

Also, in the Lifestyle Travel category, former Hoboken Reporter writer Amanda Palasciano was awarded 3rd Place for an article on the local blog Life in, titled “Bravo Otto Strada, Bravo.”

Graphics awards

The company’s graphics artists received four awards.

Layout: Weekly Paper
2nd Place, Lisa M. Cuthbert, The Hoboken Reporter, Hoboken’s Booting Policy
3rd Place, Lisa M. Cuthbert, The Hoboken Reporter, Sports, Arts, Fun

Layout: Magazine Front Cover
1st Place, Terriann Saulino Bish and Alyssa Bredin, 07030 Hoboken Magazine, Summer 2014

Layout Feature Story Magazine
2nd Place, Lisa M. Cuthbert, Jersey City Magazine, “Falcon Fiends”

Awards dinner

Michael Aron, chief political correspondent at and a journalist since 1970, was the keynote speaker at the 68th Annual Memorial Journalism Awards Dinner, Wednesday, May 20, at The Chart House, Weehawken.

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