2011 Pictures of the Year Multimedia Award Winners

Here are the multimedia award winners in the 2011 NJPPA Pictures of the Year competition. Multimedia News Story or Essay
1. April Saul, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jorge

2. Noah K. Murray, The Star-Ledger, Crystal

3. John Munson, The Star-Ledger, Shannan

Multimedia Feature Story or Essay

2011 Pictures of the Year Gallery

We are pleased to present the collection of award-winning images honored in the 2011 Photos of the Year competition. Congratulations to all of the winners. You can read the list of winners here. [album id=4 template=compact]

2011 Pictures of the Year Results

Here are our 2011 Pictures of Year results! Congrats to all of the winners and huge thank you to our judges Yunghi Kim, Will Yurman and Mark Mirko. Not to mention contest chair Tim Larsen and Ed Murray.  You can view the winning entries in the Album for 2011 Pictures of the Year. 2011 NJPPA Pictures of the Year Results

Spot News

1. Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger, Crime Scene


Annual Dinner and 2011 POY Awards August 2

There is still time to join us! The NJPPA cordially invites you to our Annual Dinner and 2011 Pictures of the Year Awards Presentation. We will have a great private room at Tumulty’s Pub in New Brunswick. There will be a couple of nice door prizes so please consider attending and catching up with old friends. If you are interested in attending please register for the event as soon as possible.


2010 POY Judging

NJPPA Photographer of the Year 2010 judges Seth Gittner, Mary F. Calvert and Greg Kahn wear 3-D glasses to review images during the judging at the Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J. Saturday, April 2, 2011. The 3-D images were submitted by member Julia Xanthos and two of them were awarded 1st and 2nd place in the Illustration category.  











Passing of Al Paglione

Al Paglione, a longshoreman-turned-photojournalist who chronicled 35 years in the life of North Jersey, died Wednesday night at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck. He was 80 and lived in Ridgefield Park. “Al was a living legend, and left his mark on everyone he met. Those of us who had the honor of working with him will never forget how much he made us smile.” – Danielle Richards

Obit, Slideshow of his work and a Guest Book for Condolences and Memories can be found here:



NJPPA Dinner

I would just like to say Thank You to everyone who came out to our dinner Sunday night and helped make it a success. It was a great time and a lot of fun. I would especially like to thank the people who came out that didn’t win any awards but supported our award winners.We are planning a June / July NJPPA Picnic – we will keep you posted on the event so stay tuned.

NJPPA Dinner

Hey Everyone we need you to come out to the Dinner – its a really good time and great food. Please let us know this week!Sunday, May 17, 2009Open bar 5-6pmDinner 6-10pmMake your reservation by May 12, 2009Monstruckwww.moonstrucknj.com517 Lake Avenue,Asbury Park, NJ732-988-0123$55 / personSend 1) your check, payable to NJPPA,2) number in your partyto:Reena Rose SibayanNJPPA Secretary / TreasurerThe Jersey Journal30 Journal SquareJersey City, NJ 07306


This story was in the New York Post:SHUTTERBUGGEDBy MURRAY WEISS Criminal Justice EditorApril 13, 2009 –Faced with complaints from photographers and tourists alike, the NYPD has issued a department order reminding cops that the right to take pictures in the Big Apple is as American as apple pie.”Photography and the videotaping of public places, buildings and structures are common activities within New York City . . . and is rarely unlawful,” the NYPD operations order begins.It acknowledges that the city is a terrorist target, but since it’s a prominent “tourist destination, practically all such photography will have no connection to terrorism or unlawful conduct.”The department directive — titled “Investigation of Individuals Engaged in Suspicious Photography and Video Surveillance” — makes it clear that cops cannot “demand to view photographs taken by a person . .

Sen. John Kerry to Hold Hearings on Newspaper Industry

Aristide Economopoulos posted this earlier on his Facebook page:Sen. John Kerry to Hold Hearings on Newspaper IndustryBy Joe StruppPublished: April 20, 2009 10:20 AM ETNEW YORK Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., will hold hearings in Washington, D.C., next week to review the economic problems facing the newspaper industry, The Boston Globe reported Monday.The hearings will be at the Senate Commerce Committee, and are set to begin April 30. They come at a time when numerous newspapers are in bankruptcy protection or seeking cost-savings, including the Globe which has threatened to close or sell if certain union concessions are not made.The hearings also come soon after Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., introduced a bill last month that would allow newspaper companies to restructure as nonprofits, the Globe reported.Kerry, chairman of a Commerce subcommittee, “moved to spotlight the financial plight of newspapers after The New York Times Co. threatened earlier this month to shut down The Boston Globe unless its labor unions agree to $20 million in cost concessions, including pay and benefit cuts. The Globe is on track to lose $85 million this year, executives told labor representatives,” the story said.”America’s newspapers are struggling to survive — and while there will be serious consequences in terms of the lives and financial security of the employees involved, including hundreds at the Globe, there will also be serious consequences for our democracy where diversity of opinion and strong debate are paramount,” Kerry wrote in a letter sent to union leaders Friday, according to the Globe.In his letter, addressed to “the Boston Globe family,” Kerry voiced his commitment to the industry and to ensuring that the “vital public service newspapers provide does not disappear.””The increase in media conglomerates has resulted in an increase in agenda-driven reporting and over time, if those of us who value a diversity of opinion and ideas, and are unafraid to be confronted with pointed commentary and analysis, do not act, it is a situation which will only get worse,” Kerry wrote according to the paper.The Globe story noted that Kerry “has received political endorsements over the years from the Globe’s editorial page, which is operated separately from its newsgathering operation.”Dan Totten, president of the Boston Newspaper Guild, said yesterday that he appreciated Kerry’s effort and concern. “Clearly, his effort is to get the Globe in a better place,” Totten told the Globe.