a young woman wears a face mask with "jews for reproductive justice" written on it
This photo, taken at a May 2022 march for reproductive rights in San Francisco, is one of the photos by Brooke Anderson submitted for this year's Rockower Awards.

J. to win 11 national Jewish journalism awards next month

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The American Jewish Press Association has announced that J. The Jewish News of Northern California will win 11 Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism for work published in 2022, with details to be announced next month at an awards dinner.

“There is no better honor than being recognized by your peers,” said J. CEO Jo Ellen Green Kaiser. “Once again, J. The Jewish News of Northern California is extremely proud to be recognized by the AJPA with multiple Rockower awards.”

Several staff writers and editors will be recognized for their writing, including staff writers Emma Goss and Maya Mirsky, contributing editor Dan Pine, news editor Gabe Stutman and culture editor Andrew Esensten.

Freelance photographer Brooke Anderson and literature columnist Howard Freedman, executive director of the Jewish Community Library, will also win awards for work appearing in J.

Details of the awards — including the categories and whether the awards are first place, second place or honorable mention — will be announced at the American Jewish Press Association’s annual conference in New Orleans in July.

The Rockower awards were established in 1980 and this year marks the 42nd year the Rockower awards have been given out to members of the American Jewish press.