SOURCE: The Forward

August 18, 2008 14:20 ET

The Forward Receives the 2008 Interactive Media Award for "Outstanding Achievement" in a Newspaper Website

Second Consecutive Award for America's Most Influential Jewish Newspaper Site

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 18, 2008) - The Forward, America's most influential Jewish newspaper, has received a 2008 Interactive Media Award for "Outstanding Achievement" for TheJewishDailyForward.com (http://www.forward.com/), the weekly publication's website.

For the second consecutive year, judges chose the Forward website based on excellence in a variety of different categories, which included: achievement in design, content, feature functionality, usability and standards compliance.

"We are honored to be recognized in the Interactive Media Awards again in 2008. It is always gratifying for a smaller, independent news organization to be recognized along with media giants with far more extensive resources at their disposal. Unlike some traditional print publications, we've embraced the opportunities created by the Internet and it has paid off in terms of site traffic and influence," said David Drimer, publisher of the Forward and executive director of the Forward Association.

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.

"We especially thank and congratulate web editor Daniel Treiman, webmaster Aram David and marketing director Mark Kamen for their achievements," Drimer said.

About the Forward:

The Forward, published weekly since 1990, is widely regarded as American Jewry's essential newspaper of record. TheJewishDailyForward.Com (www.forward.com) is the daily updated, online version of America's most influential Jewish weekly. The Forward is committed to rigorous reporting and balanced, thoughtful commentary on news, politics and culture in the Jewish world. The award-winning staff has enhanced the paper's reputation for incisive, hard-hitting reportage with a populist, progressive spirit that was the paper's hallmark since the original Yiddish version began publishing in 1897. 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. For more information, visit http://www.forward.com.

NOTE TO EDITORS: "TheJewishDailyForward.Com" refers solely to the daily, updated website www.forward.com); it is an accurate reference only when the "dot com" is included. The weekly printed newspaper is correctly cited only as the "Forward." When referencing the printed newspaper, please do not cite "The Jewish Daily Forward." That name refers to the historic Yiddish-language print newspaper, which is now published only weekly.

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