SOURCE: The Forward

November 02, 2007 14:25 ET

The Forward Receives the 2007 Interactive Media Award for "Outstanding Achievement" in a Newspaper Website

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 2, 2007) - The Forward, America's most influential Jewish newspaper, has received a 2007 Interactive Media Award for "Outstanding Achievement" for TheJewishDailyForward.com, the weekly publication's website.

In its 110-year history, the Forward has won numerous awards for its hard-hitting reporting. Now, just months after a total redesign, the Forward's website is following in the paper's footsteps, scooping up coveted awards and beating out its larger and more formidable competition.

The Forward was singled out by the judges based on a variety of criteria, which included: achievement in design, content, feature functionality, usability and standards compliance.

Created by the Interactive Media Council, Inc., a non-profit organization of leading web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and other web-related professionals, the competition seeks to elevate standards of excellence on the Internet.

"This is an exciting award for our editorial and web teams because expert judges from numerous industries voted to recognize a superior online product," said David Drimer, associate publisher of the Forward.

"Whereas, many print publications have struggled with the challenges of web-based models, we have embraced them. The peer recognition of these awards is gratifying, indeed. I want to congratulate our Webmaster Aram David, Web Editor Daniel Treiman and Marketing Director Mark Kamen on this new accolade," he added.

Already this year, the Forward website has also garnered recognition as an Official Honoree in the Webby Awards, and was named the "Best of Industry" newspaper site by the Web Marketing Association.

ABOUT THE FORWARD (www.forward.com): The Forward is widely regarded as American Jewry's essential newspaper of record. Published weekly since 1990, the Forward is committed to rigorous reporting and balanced, thoughtful commentary on news, politics and culture in the Jewish world. Forward Editor J.J. Goldberg, a veteran journalist and author, and his staff have enhanced the paper's reputation for incisive, hard-hitting reportage with a populist, progressive spirit that was the paper's hallmark in its early days. Headquartered in New York, the newspaper is owned by the Forward Association, Inc., a 501(c )(4) corporation. It is published on Fridays and is available on newsstands nationwide as well as by subscription and online.

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