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Bamberger Wins Press Club Award

Wins award for architecture review, third year in a row Urban Milwaukee wins Press Club awards.

By - May 16th, 2016 01:28 pm
GRAEF, PFS Studio, Rinka Chung Architecture design.

GRAEF, PFS Studio, Rinka Chung Architecture design.

Urban Milwaukee won the silver award for Best Critical Review from the Milwaukee Press Club for Tom Bamberger’s In Public column of architecture criticism, including this column critiquing the lakefront design competition. The state-wide contest annually chooses the best journalistic work in Wisconsin.

‘We’re very pleased to win this award,” Urban Milwaukee President Jeramey Jannene said. “Coming on the heels of three awards we won last year, and the awards won in 2013 and 2012, it shows the quality of our work is getting regular recognition.”

Winning the bronze award for Best Single Editorial was Urban Milwaukee editor Bruce Murphy for a piece he wrote for the Madison weekly Isthmus. Murphy has twice won Press Club awards for his work for Urban Milwaukee and all told, has won 14 Press Club awards in the last decade.

The results were announced at the Press Club’s annual ceremony Friday night at the Intercontinental Hotel. Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, received the club’s 2016 Sacred Cat Award honoree. The award, which has been given annually since 1973, recognizes excellence in journalism at the national level. Baron has become famous for his previous work as editor of Boston Globe overseeing the paper’s Spotlight team of investigative reporters, who reported on the clergy sex abuse crisis in the Boston archdiocese.

The Press Club also honored its 2016 Headliners Ted Kellner, executive chairman of Fiduciary Management, Inc. and Hannah Rosenthal, president and chief executive officer of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation

Founded in 1885, the Milwaukee Press Club is the oldest, continuously operating press club in North America.


2 thoughts on “Bamberger Wins Press Club Award”

  1. M says:

    Hats off to Tom Bamberger. His piece about the four finalists’ designs for this Gateway project was also interesting, especially about the phallic light-changing sculpture that was a key element of the winning team’s design.


  2. Todd Ovard says:

    Congratulations to Mr. Bamberger and your fine on-line journalism a a whole! Tom offers a very well-informed, spot-on, and profoundly entertaining voice on local Architecture. We’re blessed to have him around here; being able speak intelligently, humorously, and in plain English – about what can be a pretty dry/dull topic for the average reader (spoken from a practicing architect!) is no easy task. Keep up the fine work!

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