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AWARDS & RECOGNITION
NEW YORK PRESS ASSOCIATION, 2018 WRITER OF THE YEAR, THIRD PLACE
2018 FIRST PLACE, NEW JERSEY PRESS ASSOCIATION (NJPA)
CATEGORY: INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
BORIS SMOLER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING, 2018
BITCH50: 2018 TOP INFLUENCER
7 FEMINIST HIGHLIGHTS OF 2018
ROCKOWER EXCELLENCE IN HEALTHCARE REPORTING AWARD, 2017
INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM FUND
The Jewish Week Investigative Journalism Fund seeks to tell the truth about the community, to the community, for the community. Established to fill a gap in enterprise reporting, the fund commissions a range of articles on important local, national and international issues. Send a proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
36 UNDER 36
36 Under 36 is special section published annually by the Jewish Week profiling 36 emerging leaders from across denominations and professions. We receive up of 500 nominees each years. Winners are profiled online and in print.
Hannah Dreyfus is a staff writer for the New York Jewish Week, a legacy publication that transitioned from 50 years of print to a digital-only model in August 2020. Her impact-focused work shines a light on abuses of power within religious and non-profit settings, including several #MeToo-influenced investigations and a deep-dive into child sexual abuse at youth serving organizations. She has been published in The New York Times, ProPublica and Mother Jones. Her stories have been picked up by the Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Post, New York Daily News and Baltimore Sun. She heads the Investigative Journalism Fund, a special project of the Jewish Week to fill a gap in investigative and enterprise reporting. Her diverse body of work includes investigations into sexual harassment claims against billionaire philanthropist Michael Steinhardt; means of extortion in the Kosher food industry; unregistered foreign agents operating in the oil-rich Emirate of Qatar; lack of secular education at New York ultra-Orthodox schools; birth-control access and abortion in the ultra-Orthodox community; and communal stigmas surrounding mental health, opioid addiction and suicide. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.