70 Faces Media’s Kveller website takes Rockower Award for digital outreach

Marcy Oster

(JTA) — 70 Faces Media, the parent company of JTA, has received a Simon Rockower Award for digital outreach for its Kveller website.

The Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism are given out annually by the American Jewish Press Association.

Kveller, an online Jewish parenting and family forum, on Tuesday was named the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Digital Outreach in the category of Web Based Outlets and Jewish Organizations. Among Kveller’s popular contributors is actress Mayim Bialik.

Molly Tolsky is the editor of Kveller; Suzanne Samin is Kveller’s editorial assistant.

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In addition to JTA and Kveller, 70 Faces Media websites include My Jewish Learning, with over 10,000 articles on all aspects of Jewish life, religion, and history; Nosher, a Jewish food website; and Jewniverse, a Jewish culture, tradition  and history website.

Also named a Rockower Award winner on Tuesday was the Jewish Exponent of Philadelphia, which was recognized with a first place for Outstanding Digital Outreach for newspapers with 15,000 circulation and over. Earlier this month, the Philadelphia Jewish federation laid off the entire news and production staff of the newspaper and outsourced it to Mid-Atlantic Media, a Baltimore-area company.

Earlier this month, JTA was tapped for three first-place Rockowers: for Excellence in Writing About the Global Russian-Speaking Jewish Community; Excellence in a Multimedia Story; and Excellence in a Personal Essay.

A full list of winners is published on the AJPA website.

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