Gramercy Park Block Association - Neighborhood News #235
Congratulations to DNAinfo News Editor Amy Zimmer
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We want to congratulate DNAinfo news editor Amy Zimmer, who you may know from her ongoing coverage of The National Arts Club scandal, for recently winning the two awards described below:

For Continuing Coverage on the Internet  
"National Arts Club Mismanagement Allegations"

For coverage of The National Arts Club 
A description of the NY Press Club Award from their website:

An enduring tradition in New York media, the annual New York Press Club Awards For Journalism honor excellence in the craft by writers, reporters, editors, producers, shooters and multimediographers.

Entries are considered in more than 20 categories of reporting from material submitted by New York metropolitan area news organizations and individual journalists. 

Judging is by prominent working journalists, former journalists and academics who are selected for their expertise in each category. 
See article below about the Society of Professional Journalists' 2012 Deadline Club Award:
Town & Village Logo New York's Amy Zimmer Wins 2012 Deadline Club Award for National Arts Club Coverage


NEW YORK, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New York, the city's leading neighborhood news source, congratulates Amy Zimmer for winning a Society of Professional Journalists' 2012 Deadline Club Award for her reporting on the National Arts Club scandal. New York was also recognized as a finalist for its spot news coverage of the surprise Occupy Wall Street evacuation from Zuccotti Park.


Zimmer spent months investigating the National Arts Club, a venerable New York arts and cultural institution rumored to have fiscal management problems.  Her reporting prompted a new investigation by the District Attorney and the Attorney General's offices, ultimately resulting in the ouster of the board president, O. Aldon James, after a 25-year tenure. 


"We're proud of Amy Zimmer and her tenacious coverage of the National Arts Club mismanagement scandal, which was followed by nearly every other news outlet in the city," said Leela de Kretser, publisher and editorial director of New York.  "And our team did an incredible job under tight time constraints, producing more than ten breaking news stories on the tumultuous day the Occupy Wall Street movement was evacuated from Zuccotti Park."


Click here to read the full story on PR Newswire.

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