SOURCE: The Forward

June 24, 2008 07:00 ET

The Forward Newspaper Wins 2008 Communicator "Award of Distinction" for Website

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - The Forward, America's most influential Jewish weekly newspaper, has won a prestigious 2008 Communicator "Award of Distinction" from the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA). The newspaper was honored for its online news and information website (

"We are pleased to add to our growing collection of industry accolades. The Communicator Award is a testimonial to the hard work and vision of a team of talented journalists and Internet professionals. It's our focus and dedication that differentiate us from other media," says David Drimer, associate publisher of the Forward.

"More than ever, smaller or independent news media need this kind of recognition for their role in interpreting domestic and international news from the perspective of their specific readers' interests. The growing primacy of the Web in delivering news and analysis makes this even more timely and gratifying," he adds.

The Communicator Awards, which are given annually by the IAVA, honor creative excellence for communications professionals. This year, entries were received from over 8,500 companies and agencies.

The competition is sanctioned and judged by the IAVA, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms. Members of IAVA include executives from organizations such as Alloy, BrandWeek, Coach, Disney, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Estee Lauder, Fry Hammond Barr, HBO,, MTV, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sotheby's Institute of Art, Victoria's Secret, Wired, and Yahoo!.

About The Communicator Awards:

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. The past year's 14th Annual Communicator Awards received over 8,500 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. Please visit for more information.

The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. Please visit for a full member list and more information.

About the Forward:

The Forward, published weekly since 1990, is widely regarded as American Jewry's essential newspaper of record. TheJewishDailyForward.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

NOTE TO EDITORS: "TheJewishDailyForward.Com" refers solely to the daily, updated website (; 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 now, alas, is published only weekly.

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