Founder of Forever Original, Nadya Nataly was recognized by the New York Press Association’s 2018 Better Newspaper Contest on April 5-6 for her work at the Long Island Herald, where she is editor. The Heralds earned seven first-place honors, for In-Depth Reporting, Advertising Excellence, Public Service Special Section, Headline Writing, Special Section Cover, Large Space Ad and Sports Action Photo. Here’s a look at the honored entries that included Nadya Nataly:
In-Depth Reporting, First Place: Nataly and her colleagues earned the Thomas G. Butson Award for Investigative and In-Depth Reporting, one of NYPA’s top honors. The series also received the Sharon R. Fulmer Award for Community Leadership, taking third place. The award is also among NYPA’s highest honors.
A contest judge wrote, “The staff spent an amazing amount of time and effort into covering all angles of the questions surrounding what it means to be a survivor of gun violence and its effect on communities and what gun owners believe are their rights and responsibilities.”
Second Place Headline Writing: The Freeport Herald Leader took second place for headline writing. The writers included Nataly and three other colleagues.
A judge wrote, “Great wordplay without being cheesy. Headlines match stories well.”
Second Place Coverage of Education: Nataly and two other colleagues.
It’s been a year of hard work! Between graduating from @hofstrau with my Master’s in Journalism, accepting an adjunct professor position at Manhattan College, launching the release of #satanLOL with my squad PLUS working fulltime – Receiving these awards is magical. I’m so proud and thankful for my team of journalists that I work with. I’m also thankful to my “day ones.” You know – their support knows no limits and their love is unconditional. We did great this year! Congrats to all of the #NYPA winners! #awardwinning #journalists #adayinthelifeofajournalist
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