Newsday and News 12 Long Island's journalists received several awards at this year's New York Press Club competition for work that appeared in print, online and on television, the organization announced at its awards dinner Monday night.
Newsday clinched five awards for its work in business reporting, continuing coverage, feature video, sports news and spot news, while News 12 Long Island won four awards for political coverage, feature reporting-sports, crime reporting and consumer reporting.
Newsday's awards were earned for coverage of insurance woes after superstorm Sandy, the challenges of preserving Long Island's water supply and a crop of new farmers. News 12 Long Island's work ranged from Brookhaven politics to the business of donated body parts.
Newsday's Joe Ryan won for business reporting for "The Sandy Insurance Mess."
Newsday's Ian Bross, Jennifer Earl, Eileen Holliday, Amanda Hofmockel, Timothy Healy and Emily C. Dooley won for an online entry in continuing coverage for "Long Island's Water Supply."
Newsday's Chris Ware, Mario Gonzalez, Robert Cassidy and Arnold Miller won for an online entry in feature video for "Long Island's New Farmers" and Newsday's Jim Baumbach won in sports news for "A Different Path."
Newsday.com and Newsday staff won for an online entry in the spot news category for "Record-shattering blizzard wallops Long Island."
News 12's Eileen Lehpamer and David Leibowitz won for political coverage with "Brookhaven Fallout"; Virginia Huie and Brian Endres in feature reporting-sports for "The Good Luck Charm"; Eileen Lehpamer, David Rahner and Glenn Garthwaite in crime reporting for "Hit and Run Squad"; and Patrick Dolan, Daniel Scaturro, Andrew Singh, David Rahner, Jessica Lee and Newsday's Thomas Maier in consumer reporting for "The Body Business."
The Press Club announced the recipients at its awards presentation dinner at the Water Club in Manhattan.
"The annual New York Press Club Awards For Journalism honor excellence by writers, reporters, editors, producers and photographers, including multimedia journalists," the Press Club said in a news release announcing the awards. "Entries are considered in more than 20 categories of reporting from material submitted by New York metropolitan area news organizations and individual journalists."