Author: Randy Gener

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    Randy Gener Wins NLGJA Journalist of the Year

    WASHINGTON, D.C.:  Today the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) announces the recipients of its Excellence in Journalism Awards.      The recipient of this year’s Journalist of the Year is Randy Gener of American Theatre magazine.  The recipient of this year’s Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for Excellence in LGBT Media goes to Kerry Eleveld of The Advocate.    NLGJA’s Excellence in Journalism Awards were established in 1993 to foster, recognize and reward excellence in journalism on issues related to the LGBT community.  In addition to Journalist of the Year and the Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for Excellence in LGBT Media, awards will be presented for excellence in news writing, feature writing, opinion writing, network television, radio, online, photojournalism, HIV/AIDS and student journalism.    The NLGJA Journalist of the Year award recognizes the outstanding professional achievements of an LGBT journalist.  This year, NLGJA will present that honor to Randy Gener of American Theatre magazine, a writer, editor, critic, playwright and visual artist based in New York City.   Of Gener, judges said: “Some of the best journalism is being done outside of traditional newsrooms and by people covering niche areas. Gener’s writing on theater, especially as it interacts with LGBT lives, is beautifully done, knowledgeable and almost …

  • 2010 SPJ Deadline Club Award Goes to Randy Gener

        NEW YORK CITY — The DEADLINE CLUB, the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, honored the best of the best in New York area journalism June 7 at the Annual Dinner of the DEADLINE CLUB AWARDS, one of New York City’s most prestigious journalism awards. Randy Gener won the 2010 Deadline Club Award for Best Arts Reporting in New York – printed, broadcast or otherwise disseminated in 2009. The judges said, “This category was blessed with exceptional entries overall, which bodes well for the relevance of arts reporting. Gener’s writing had special relevance. He shed light into government censorship and repression of artists. He met the high standards of excellence for journalism and went above and beyond with regards to enterprise, resourcefulness, and overcoming obstacles in pursuit of the story. He demonstrates the effect that spotlighting artistic passion can have. Congratulations!” Beating The Forward and The New York Times in the specialized writing category, Gener received a Rube Goldberg bronze statue from Deadline Club president, Rebecca Baker and keynote speaker Robert Thomson, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal and editor-in-chief of Dow Jones & Co. Gener won for “Fomenting a Denim Revolution,” which appeared in the …

  • Gener Wins 2 Awards for Writing Excellence in Travel Media Competition

    PASADENA, CA — The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) today announced that Randy Gener won two awards of merit for writing excellence in the 2009 annual awards competition. “The North American Travel Journalists Association honors the best of the best in travel journalism,” says Helen Hernandez, CEO of the membership organization. In the leisure activity category, Gener won a 2009 NATJA Award for “Why are the Dutch Invading Governor’s Island?,” a travel essay about the Terschelling Oerol Festival and de Parade in the Netherlands.  In September 2009, both interdisciplinary festivals from Holland imported to Governor’s Island the New Island Festival. In the personality/profile category, Gener won for “Dreaming in Yoruba Land,” about the African-American playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney whose trilogy The Brother/Sister Plays premiered at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey and The Public Theater in New York City. Both articles were published in the September 2009 issue of American Theatre magazine, published byTheatre Communications Group in New York City. Randy Gener is the senior editor of American Theatre magazine. Adds Hernandez, CEO of NATJA: “This was a banner year for excellence. Given the creativity, writing and vision of the submissions, the judges had a difficult time selecting the winners from the more than 500 entries.” The …