CHERRY HILL, NJ—(SBN)—The State Broadcast News division of Cherry Hill-based The Lubetkin Media Companies has been recognized again with three awards for its news reporting in radio, print, and video categories in the 2017 Memorial Journalism Awards sponsored by the Garden State Journalists Association.
It’s the company’s second, third, and fourth awards in the competition. In 2015, SBN was honored with a second-place award in the TV Feature Category in 2015 for a video feature about the sale of property at Fort Monmouth, NJ.
SBN News Director Steve Lubetkin won a first-place award in the Broadcast Radio General News category for his news report, “Three former governors on jobs, schools, public safety,” which featured extended interviews with three former New Jersey governors, Thomas Kean, James Florio, and James McGreevey.
Lubetkin was also honored with a second-place award in the Print/Column category for his monthly technology column, “CompuSchmooze,” which has appeared in the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey since 1996.
A video news feature produced by SBN for its content partner GlobeSt.com won third place in the Broadcast TV/Online General News category. That video reports on the press conference announcing Brandywine Property Trust executive George Sowa had joined the Trenton Economic Development Corporation as its CEO. The report included on-camera interviews by Lubetkin with Sowa and several other executives involved in the event, and videography by Jake Kozmor of Medford, NJ, a high school sophomore who has been interning with The Lubetkin Media Companies since July 2016.
“Receiving honors from our professional peers once again validates the quality of the work we are producing for our news clients and for our own news report,” said Lubetkin. “We expect to continue producing high quality broadcast and print journalism for non-conventional clients and markets.”
The awards will be presented at a dinner May 24 in Weehawken, NJ.
State Broadcast News is an audio, video, and photojournalism news service producing stories for news organizations and its own service at StateBroadcastNews.com.
Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations.
From May-November 2019, he produced and reported a weekly podcast, The CRE News Hour, a news and features program focusing on the commercial real estate industry.
From 2014 to 2019 he was New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for GlobeSt.com and filled in covering Chicago/Midwest and Atlanta.
He has won numerous awards for his audio and video news reporting from the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced audio podcasts on CRE topics for the NAR Commercial Division and the CCIM Institute.
Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for CEOReport.com, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies.
Steve also reports on-camera and covers conferences for NJSpotlight.com, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of StateBroadcastNews.com, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC.
In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and in July 2021 he was named secretary of the chapter. In August 2021, he was honored by SPJ with one of the organization’s 2021 Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Awards, given to regular members of an SPJ chapter who go above and beyond in serving their chapter.
Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996.
Steve is co-author, with Toronto-based podcasting pioneer Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional.
You can email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.