Red Hook Star-Revue Wins Three Statewide Newspaper Awards Honored with Awards for Excellence by New York Press Association
As the leading award winner for newspapers in Brooklyn, the Red Hook Star-Revue collected three statewide awards for newspaper excellence at the 166th annual convention of the New York Press Association (NYPA). The Star-Revue captured Best Spot News Coverage, Best Feature Story and best Innovative Ad Project for the paper’s online media kit.
The NYPA spring convention brings together local newspapers from throughout the state. The weekend includes the Better Newspaper Contest as well as a full slate of educational seminars. Tables were filled with bundles and bundles of newspapers as publishers showed off their product. Adding to the notion that print is not dead, Kevin Slimp, newspaper consultant and technology trainer who gave eight seminars, observed, “Readers love a well-rounded newspaper they can hold in their hands, chock full of interesting, well written local news.”
The Revue was honored in spot news for its photo and editorial coverage of an ad hoc funeral procession memorializing a well loved local denizen. The story was written by Brett Yates, with photos by Micah Rubin. Noah Phillips wrote the winning feature story about a local luncheonette owner still opening up his shop at am every day.
The Star-Revue has grown considerably over the past two adding writers, content and pages as it expands its local coverage throughout the borough.
“The death of the Village Voice was a huge loss for the city. We are not oblivious to it and are developing similar quality for our readers,” said Star-Revue publisher George Fiala. “Our growth reflects the seeming retro desire for a good, excitinglocal newspaper that readers can look forward to each month. We are heartened by the reader and advertising response,” he added.
About Red Hook Star-Revue
Founded in 2010, the Star-Revue has covered the Red Hook neighborhood for the past 9 years. It was recognized by the Press Association for its outstanding coverage of Hurricane Sandy. The Star-Revue prints 9,000 papers monthly. In 2016 it was recognized by CUNY School of Journalism as the city’s best community paper. Copies of the paper and selected articles can be seen at www.Star-Revue.com.
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