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The Indy Sweeps the Ippies

Indypendent Staff Dec 12, 2008

The Indypendent won awards for excellence in reporting, photography and design at the Dec. 7 “Ippies” Awards banquet sponsored by the New York Community Media Alliance (NYCMA). NYCMA is an association of nearly 100 community and ethnic newspapers that publish in New York City. With a total of five Ippies, The Indypendent garnered more awards than any other newspaper in the city for the fifth time in six years.

1st Place : Best Overall Design
Ryan Dunsmuir & Anna Gold

2nd Place : Best Article on Immigrant Issues, Racial or Social Justice
Joseph Huff-Hannon & Chris Anderson,
“Facing Foreclosure: Brooklyn Retiree on Verge of Losing Home as Subprime Lenders Target Cash-Poor Black Seniors.”

2nd Place : Best Photograph
Alex Nathanson,
“The War Hits Home.”

3rd Place : Best Investigative Story
Jessica Lee,
“Bringing the War on Terrorism Home: Congress Considers How to ‘Disrupt’ Radical Movements in the United States.”

3rd Place : Best Photo Essay
Karl Hoffman,
“Living on the Border.”

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