SOURCE: The Forward

August 18, 2009 08:00 ET

The Forward Wins 2009 Communicator "Award of Distinction" for Website

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 18, 2009) - The Forward, America's most influential Jewish weekly newspaper, has won a prestigious 2009 Communicator "Award of Distinction" from the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA). The newspaper was honored last year by the IAVA for its online news and information website

"This is the second consecutive year we have been honored with this accolade and another one of several prestigious industry awards we've received this year for the website," says Associate Publisher David Drimer. "The Communicator Award is a distinction that has particular significance since it is given by the creative peers in our industry."

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 across the US and around the world.

The competition is judged and overseen by the IAVA, an invitation-only 450+ member-based organization of leading professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms. Members of IAVA include executives from organizations such as Conde Nast, Coach, Disney, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Estée Lauder, HBO, Keller Crescent,, MTV, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sotheby's Institute of Art, Tribal DDB, Victoria's Secret, Wired, Yahoo! and many others.

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, founded in 1897 as a Yiddish language daily and published weekly in English since 1990, is widely regarded as American Jewry's essential newspaper of record. 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. Headquartered in New York, the newspaper is owned by the Forward Association, Inc., a 501(c) 3 corporation. It is published on Fridays and is available on newsstands nationwide as well as by subscription. For more information, visit

NOTE TO EDITORS: "" refers solely to the daily, updated website (; it is an accurate reference only when the "dot com" is included. 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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