First-place statewide award to Observer
In August, The Ohio Society of Professional Journalists announced that Marshall Weiss, editor and publisher of The Dayton Jewish Observer, is the recipient of its 2014 first-place award for Best Religion Reporting in the category of newspapers with circulation below 75,000.
Weiss won the award for his July 2013 piece Convention Center goes kosher for Chabad wedding. This is his third first-place award from the Ohio SPJ competition and The Observer’s seventh Ohio SPJ first-place award overall.
The annual Ohio SPJ competition is a collaborative project of the Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland SPJ chapters and honors print, broadcast, online, trade, and college journalists statewide for their best work during the previous year.
The Observer is published by the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton.