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DNAinfo.com Wins 6 Awards from New York Press Club

By DNAinfo Staff on May 10, 2012 3:54pm

A vigil is held for Tysha Jones, 16, who was killed in Brighton Beach, June 10, 2011.
A vigil is held for Tysha Jones, 16, who was killed in Brighton Beach, June 10, 2011.
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DNAinfo/Ben Fractenberg

MANHATTAN — DNAinfo has won six journalism awards from the New York Press Club, tying the Associated Press for the most awards won by a single publication at the 2012 competition, the press club announced Thursday.

More than 400 entries were submitted for the 2012 competition, according to the NYPC. The works were judged by prominent working journalists, former journalists and academics selected for their expertise in each category.

DNAinfo was recognized in the Internet division of six categories:

Best Web Exclusive
DNAinfo's Crime and Safety Report
DNAinfo Staff

Spot News Photo
Photo of Occupy Wall Street Rally
Paul Lomax

Feature Photo
Photo from Tysha Jones' Vigil
Ben Fractenberg

Spot News
Hurricane Irene News Coverage
Jill Colvin, Tom Liddy, Jim Scott, Julie Shapiro, Serena Solomon, Andrea Swalec and Michael Ventura

Crime Reporting
Coverage of the NYPD Ticket-Fixing Scandal
Murray Weiss

Continuing Coverage
National Arts Club Mismanagement Allegations
Amy Zimmer

The announcement came two weeks after the launch of a major expansion by DNAinfo.com. On April 30, the hyper-local news service said that its editorial coverage would encompass every neighborhood in all five boroughs. It also debuted a new name: DNAinfo.com New York.

The site began covering parts of Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx at the start of 2012, and will continue adding neighborhoods throughout the year.