The Religion Newswriters Association has nominated Moment—alongside The New York Times, The Associated Press, The Washington Post and other publications—for four awards, including magazine story of the year, religion story of the year and best commentary.
Moment Israel Editor Eetta Prince-Gibson has been nominated for “Best Magazine Reporting of the Year” for her piece “High Court in the Hot Seat,” which explores whether the highest Israeli court is the lifeblood of Israel’s democracy or, as its detractors claim, a force derailing the country’s Jewish future. Former NPR reporter Tom Gjelten was nominated in this category as well as for “Religion Story of the Year.” His piece, “An Inconvenient Genocide,” investigates how the muted U.S. response to China’s repression of the Uyghur people has disturbing similarities to the failure to challenge Nazi actions against the Jews in the 1930s. The piece was a Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative story and, at 8,500 words, the longest piece we have ever published in Moment. Do take a look, because it is well worth the ink. Sarah Posner’s incisive columns on the religious far right were also nominated for best religion commentary of the year.
In more good news, the International Association of Culinary Professionals nominated our recurring Talk of the Table feature—alongside other magazines such as Food & Wine—for “Best Food Section of a Magazine.” Talk of the Table articles cover everything from babka and brisket to “Meatballs Cursed by Jews.”
No one here is in it for the awards, but these nominations show once again that Moment manages to punch above its weight and deliver world-class stories that you won’t find anywhere else. The winners of both of these journalism contests will be announced in October. But for now I can truly say it’s an honor just to be nominated.
And speaking of contests, it’s not too late to enter the Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation short fiction contest. Winners have gone on to publish short-story collections and novels with major publishers. The deadline is September 30, so don’t delay!