Two of St. Bonaventure University’s most accomplished journalism alumni have been honored with New York Press Club Awards for Journalism.
Dan Barry, ’80, of the New York Times (left) was honored in the Featured Reporting category for “Fight,” the story of a boxing match that resulted in the death of Hamzah Ajahmi and the impact it had on his opponent, Anthony Taylor.
Mike Vaccaro, ’89, of the New York Post won in the Sports News category for “The King Delivers — and Weeps,” his story on LeBron James after the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA title last June.
An enduring tradition in New York media, the annual New York Press Club Awards for Journalism honor excellence by writers, reporters, editors, producers, photographers and multi-media journalists from television, newspapers, magazines, radio and the internet.
Entries are considered in 38 categories from material submitted by New York metropolitan area news organizations and individual journalists. Judging is by prominent journalists, former journalists and academics selected for their expertise in each category.
The awards will be presented at the club’s annual Awards and Installation Dinner on June 5 at Manhattan’s Water Club.
“The number of entries, and the exceptional scope of much of the material received, tells us that outstanding working journalism is by no means lagging, even in these tumultuous times for the craft and the industry,” said New York Press Club President Steve Scott.
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