Paper wins — again!

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The Brooklyn Paper, which was named “Newspaper of the Year” by a trade association this summer, has now been honored for its keen-eyed editorials.

The Independent Free Papers of America, an association of hundreds of independently owned community publications with 17 million readers nationwide, cited our July 28 editorial, “Marty’s blind spot,” not once, but twice at its annual convention last week in Boston.

Editor Gersh Kuntzman, who wrote the editorial with Senior Editor Vince DiMiceli, received the IFPA’s coveted Joseph A. Sklenar trophy — a beautiful clock, actually — for the piece, which the judges said exhibited “courage and concern for community issues.”

The same editorial also

won first place in the association’s “Original Writing/Ed­itorial”

category. DiMiceli was also honored for front page design.

The editorial criticized Borough President Markowitz for complaining about the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s $300-million deficit after he cheered the same agency when it sold the lucrative air rights to the Atlantic Yards for tens, if not hundreds of millions, below their market value.

The editorial called that “an amazing bit of political legerdemain.”

Kuntzman took pride in the honor, which follows The Brooklyn Paper’s selection as a “Newspaper of the Year” by the Suburban Newspaper Association: “When we got the last award, I said that editors who bring home big awards like this typically get a nice raise. But editors who bring home three major awards in such a short time frame are often just handed the office checkbook. When that happens, I will, of course, take the staff out for a well-deserved round of drinks.”

DiMiceli and GO Brooklyn Editor Lisa J. Curtis represented The Paper at the Boston convention.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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