Award-winning journalist Nadya Nataly wins big at the New York Press Association

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.



Join us in congratulating, Nadya Nataly.

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-Forever Original



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