The Baltimore Jewish Times added to its publishing honors last month at the MDDC Press Association’s Editorial Awards luncheon, held May 13 at the BWI Westin hotel in Linthicum.
Besting publications such as The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun, the JT’s interim managing editor, Melissa Gerr, won Best in Show for arts and entertainment reporting for her profile of cellist and Peabody Institute instructor Amit Peled, which appeared in the March 6, 2015 issue. She also won divisional first place for arts and entertainment reporting, divisional first place for religion reporting and divisional second place for feature multimedia storytelling.
JT art director Ebony Brown took home a Best in Show award for her front cover design for ‘City Council Conflict’ (Jan. 23, 2015). Brown also won divisional first place for front cover design and divisional first place for feature page design.
The accolades continued with Custom Media art director Lindsey Bridwell, who won divisional second place for front cover design, and Baltimore’s Child art director Jennifer Perkins-Frantz, who won divisional first place for news page design.
Washington Jewish Week, JT’s sister publication, also received honors with former reporter Suzanne Pollak winning divisional second place for sports feature reporting.