The Baltimore Jewish Times won several honors in the 2015 Rockower Awards competition held by the American Jewish Press Association.
The JT’s editor-in-chief, Joshua Runyan, who also serves as editorial director of publisher Mid-Atlantic Media, won first place in single commentary for “Life-or-Death Struggle,” an installment of his popular “Opening Thoughts” column discussing the Jewish perspective of a terminally ill patient’s choice to end her own life.
Art directors Lindsey Bridwell and Ebony Brown won first place in overall graphic design and second place in cover page graphic design.
Senior reporter Marc Shapiro won second place in reporting about health care for “Medicinal Reefer Madness,” a cover story about Maryland’s efforts to institute a medicinal cannabis program.
The JT’s sister paper, Washington Jewish Week, also won several awards, including second-place honors for feature writing, commentary and editorial writing.
The AJPA announced the awards on Monday. They will be distributed at the organization’s annual conference this fall in Washington, D.C.