Community Foundation of New Jersey

NJ Spotlight Wins Journalism Awards

May 1, 2014

Congratulations are in order to our friends at NJ Spotlight, who have won several awards for reporting from the Garden State Journalists Association.  The Community Foundation of New Jersey is a founding supporter of NJ Spotlight, which features high-quality, in-depth journalism that encourages civic and community participation and provides an understanding of the vital issues affecting our state today in education, healthcare, the environment, and public finance.

The awards will be presented at the Association’s 67th Annual Memorial Awards Dinner on May 22nd in Weehawken.  The keynote speaker will be Elizabeth Llorente of Fox News Latino.


NJ Spotlight reporters won the following awards:


Hildy Johnson Award

Mark Magyar, NJ Spotlight, “Net Property Tax Increase Much Higher Under Christie than Corzine


Print & Electronic Publications – General News

1st Place

Mark J. Magyar, NJ Spotlight, “Raids on Dedicated Funds Climb Under Christie


Print & Electronic Publications – Series

1st Place

Sara Neufeld, The Hechinger Report/NJ Spotlight, “A Promise to Renew

2nd Place

Scott Gurian, NJ Spotlight, “Post-Sandy Planning”