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Newsday wins two Deadline Club awards

Marisa's girly bedroom, filled with stuffed animals, has

Marisa's girly bedroom, filled with stuffed animals, has become like a hospital suite with frills. Marisa's parents have to suction her tracheostomy, or breathing, tube which often becomes clogged because Marisa can't blow her nose or clear her throat like other children. (March 11, 2011) Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa

Newsday won two awards last night at the Deadline Club in Manhattan.

Photographer Alejandra Villa won for a photograph of a 5-year-old Marisa Carney, a Bayport girl born with an extremely rare childhood brain disorder.

Newsday staff won for best mobile application.

The newspaper was a finalist in eight categories in what club officials said was one of the most competitive contests in the organization's history. There were nearly 440 entries from more than 70 media outlets in the New York metro area.

Debby Krenek, editorial director and senior vice president / digital media, said the recognition was a display of Newsday's level of talent.

"I am really proud of the winners and the all the finalists," Krenek said. "It just shows the power of the journalism at Newsday."

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