Editor of the Year!

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Just a few months after The Brooklyn Paper was named “Newspaper of the Year,” Paper Editor Gersh Kuntzman was named “Editor of the Year” by a national newspaper association on Thursday.

The Suburban Newspapers of America, which represents nearly 2,400 daily and weekly newspapers in both urban and suburban markets, cited Kuntzman as the country’s top weekly editor for providing the “most focused and sharply written coverage” and for “good exploratory stories and graphics.”

On hearing the news, Kuntzman, 42, was atypically humble.

“An editor doesn’t win awards like this alone,” he told The Paper’s staff, which had gathered in the newsroom. “The only reason I was even nominated is because of the amazing work everyone here is doing. Now, get back to work.”

It’s been a pretty good year for The Brooklyn Paper. In August, The Paper was named “Newspaper of the Year” by the SNA. And a month later, the Independent Free Papers of America gave Kuntzman and Brooklyn Paper Senior Editor Vince DiMiceli its top prize for editorial writing.

The SNA award will be presented at the group’s spring conference next month in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., which sounds like a really nice place to pick up an award.

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Sam from PPW says:
way to go Gersh!
Jan. 10, 2008, 11:44 pm
Barry Popik from Austin, Texas says:
Gersh rocks! Congratulations!

Way back in 1995, Gersh (writing in the New York Post) was the first person to tell the story about my original research on the origin of New York City's nickname, "the Big Apple." There would not be a "Big Apple Corner" at Broadway & West 54th Street in Manhattan if not for Gersh.

By the way, if anyone has Brooklyn slang/phrases/slogans, send it along--I research that, too.
Jan. 12, 2008, 3:32 am
Janine from Park Slope says:
Dear Editor of the Year,

To take control of something is to "rein" it in, not "reign" it in.

Jan. 18, 2008, 1:18 am
Beethoven Bong from Cypress Hills says:
Best editor Period! Congrats Gersh.
Jan. 27, 2009, 2:40 pm

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