StateBroadcastNews.com Honored by NJ Society of Professional Journalists for NJSpotlight video

Members of the NJSpotlight.com team celebrate their awards from the New Jersey Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists. From left: Robert Schapiro, president of NJ-SPJ; Scott Gurian, Superstorm Sandy Reporter for NJSpotlight.com; Steve Lubetkin, ACA videojournalist; and John Mooney, founding editor of NJSpotlight.com.
Members of the NJSpotlight.com team celebrate their awards from the New Jersey Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists. From left: Robert Schapiro, president of NJ-SPJ; Scott Gurian, Superstorm Sandy Reporter for NJSpotlight.com; Steve Lubetkin, ACA videojournalist; and John Mooney, founding editor of NJSpotlight.com.

Our StateBroadcastNews.com division earned its second journalism award this year, picking up a third-place honor in the web video category for our video news wrapper report on the Affordable Care Act, produced for NJSpotlight.com.

The report featured a rally held in Union City, NJ to encourage Spanish-speaking residents to sign up for ACA healthcare coverage, and included interviews with US Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez, and US Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

You can watch the report in the player below, or on the NJSpotlight website.

It’s SBN’s second journalism award in 2015, and the sixth honor for SBN and its parent company, The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC, in the past year. Earlier this year, SBN received a second place award from the Garden State Journalists Association for a video news report about efforts to market Fort Monmouth facilities for sale.

In November 2014, LMC won four ASTRA Awards from the New Jersey Communications, Advertising, and Marketing Association (NJCAMA), three for video and one for website design.

“Our ability to gain recognition from our professional peers speaks louder than anything we could say about our capabilities,” said SBN news director Steve Lubetkin, who was on-camera reporter and videographer for the Affordable Care Act news report. “We are thrilled to get the acknowledgement of our journalistic colleagues for the quality and value of the newsgathering work we do.”

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