DNAinfo.com New York's Amy Zimmer Wins 2012 Deadline Club Award for National Arts Club Coverage
NEW YORK, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DNAinfo.com 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. DNAinfo.com 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 DNAinfo.com 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."
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