After The Fire - Newspaper Pages
In September 2000, The Star-Ledger published the 7 part series "After The Fire" across 41 open newspaper pages. It was the largest single project ever published by the newspaper. 115 photographs and more than 3,000 inches of copy were published. The series of photographs were awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, The 2000 Robert F. Kennedy Award for Domestic Photojournalism, The Best of Show Award, National Headliner's Award, The Gold Medal and Best of Show, Intl Society of News Design, The Sigma Delta Chi Medal, and dozens of civic and local awards. Writer Robin Gaby-Fisher was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing and Robin was awarded scores of awards for her poignant writing. Robin would go onto publish the book "After The Fire: A True Story of Friendship and Survival" A New York Times bestseller. Robin would be named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing again for "Last Chance High" , the 18 month long project on a Alternative High School in NJ with photographs by Matt Rainey. That project was awarded the "Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers" administered by the Neiman Foundation at Harvard University.