Schneps Media – the parent company of more than 70 publications in New York, Long Island, Westchester County, Philadelphia and Florida – is proud to announce that its editors, reporters, photographers, graphic designers, web developers and sales team have won 36 awards in the 2021 New York Press Association Better Newspaper competition.

The annual awards, presented at the New York Press Association’s Spring Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York, recognize outstanding, high-quality journalism produced by community newspapers across the Empire State.

Schneps Media newspapers have won awards in various categories recognizing outstanding editorial, graphic and photographic content, website development as well as excellence in advertising. The channel finished the contest with 365 points, the second-highest total for focus groups across the Empire State.

Of particular note, Schneps Media won 23 combined first and second place awards, reflecting the high quality work of its team of editors, journalists, photographers, graphic designers and salespeople.

“We are proud of the work our editorial team does every day to cover the most popular local news in New York and Long Island,” said Schneps Media CEO Joshua Schneps. “This past year has been particularly special to be recognized as our reporters and editors have worked tirelessly to cover critical topics such as the pandemic and public safety. We have the best team in the business and they play a major role in our coverage area, writing many stories you won’t find anywhere else.

The Queens Courier won three awards in this year’s NYPA competition: second place for coverage of crime/police/courts (Division 2), second place for election coverage, which included the implementation of the vote by classification, and the second place for the report. (Division 6.)

Other NYPA awards won by Schneps Media include the following:

amNew York Metro, New York City’s largest daily newspaper, won four top awards, including the top Solutions Journalism Project award for its series “The Race to Deliver,” which focused on the social and economic impacts of digital delivery apps. ‘grocery store. The publication also won first place for Best Feature Photo (Division 3), Best Newsletter and Best Media Kit/Sales Material.

The Brooklyn Paper won two first-place awards for Timely Media Coverage (Division 3) and Best COVID-19 Story.

the Bronx Times won the first prize for a report (division 2), for an in-depth report on homelessness.

gay city newswhich focuses on LGBTQ issues in New York City and beyond, earned top spot for coverage of the crime/police/courts division.

Dan’s papersthe Hamptons weekly, won first place for reporting (Division 6) and for its Behind the hedges magazine, which was again named best real estate section.