The Baltimore Jewish Times has earned several prestigious awards for its 2013 reporting.
The Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association selected former JT editor-in-chief Maayan Jaffe for multiple awards for her coverage during the 2013 calendar year. The association, which includes daily and non-daily publications throughout the midAtlantic region with circulations ranging from more than 75,000 to less than 10,000, received more than 2,000 entries from 72 member publications in its editorial contest. The specifics of the awards Jaffe won will not be released until the awards luncheon on May 16.
Jaffe will also receive two Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism in November at the Rockower Awards Gala sponsored by the American Jewish Press Association. She won the Boris Smolar Award for Excellence in Enterprise or Investigative Reporting for her coverage of 21st century Iranian Jewry and first place for excellence in social justice reporting for her October 2013 handling of the efforts of a New Jersey woman and two local rabbis to see the woman’s accused rapist jailed 23 years after the crime.
The JT’s sister publication, Washington Jewish Week, also won multiple awards for 2013 for achievement in editorial content.
David Holzel and Suzanne Pollack each won multiple awards from the MDDC, and Emily Jacobs, Meredith Jacobs and Eric Hal Schwartz were recognized with one MDDC award each.