Al Sullivan

4528 Cottage Place

Union City, NJ 07087

201-653-3984 (H)

201-798-7800 (W)

551-655-6610 (C)

 

Journalism & other awards:

 

2016

 

Garden State Journalists Association

 

Spot News

1st Place, Al Sullivan & Rory Pasquariello, Jersey City Reporter, “The I’m not telling you vote”

 

Review

1st Place. Al Sullivan, Jersey City Reporter, “Trust Me: Honsho offers a very special sushi experience”

 

General News

1st Place, Al Sullivan, Jersey City Reporter, “The first day of her real life”

 

Investigative Reporting

2nd Place, Joseph Passentino & Al Sullivan, Bayonne Community News,  “Electronic cheating? School district investigates possible smart-phone cheats”

 

Feature

3rd Place, Al Sullivan, Jersey City Reporter, “Seeking the sea”

 

New Jersey Press Association

 

Political coverage

3rd Place, Al Sullivan, Jersey City Reporter, “Fulop will run for mayor, not governor

 

Coverage of Crime - Police Courts.

3 rd Place, Al Sullivan, Jersey City Reporter, “Death behind closed doors.”

 

Magazine

Third place, Hoboken 07030, multiple authors.
 

 

2015

 

NJ Society of Professional Journalists

 

“Courage Under Fire,” Al Sullivan, Hoboken Reporter, series on firing of housing authority director

Investigative reporting,

Third Place:  Al Sullivan, Third Place, Hoboken Reporter, Citizen Grossbard

State and regional news

First Place, Al Sullivan, Jersey City Reporter, Battle for Liberty State Park

 

Garden State Journalists Association

 

Print/Digital Spot News

1st Place, Al Sullivan, Jersey City Reporter, “A Change in the Air”

Print/Digital General News

3rd Place, Al Sullivan, Jersey City Reporter, “In the Eyes of the Beholder?”

Education

1st Place, Al Sullivan, Jersey City Reporter, “A School for Future Business Leaders”

Science/Health

1st Place, Al Sullivan, Jersey City Journal, “Buzzing in Jersey City

Reviews

1st Place, Al Sullivan, Jersey City Reporter, “Searching for the Real Winnie”

Sports Feature

2nd Place, Al Sullivan, Jersey City Reporter, “From Greenville to the NFL and Back”

Print/Digital Publication Series

1st Place, Al Sullivan, Jersey City Reporter, “Liberty State Park Battle

 

New Jersey Press Association

 

Responsible Journalism - First Amendment Award: First Place, The Hoboken Reporter, Garcia may modify lawsuit against the city/Who's the Boss/Citizen Grossbard/Thrown out of council meeting, resident files lawsuit (Al Sullivan & Steve Rodas)

Reporting- Writing & Illustration - News Writing: First Place, The Jersey City Reporter, In the eyes of the beholder (Al Sullivan & Gene Ritchings)

Reporting- Writing & Illustration - Investigative Reporting: Second Place, The Jersey City Reporter, JC schools may be 7,000 seats short

Reporting- Writing & Illustration - Interpretive Writing: Third Place, The Jersey City Reporter, Montgomery Gardens 2.0/A change in the air

Best Niche Publication/Magazine, First Place, Bayonne - Life on the Peninsula, Staff – Tammy Blanchard interview, Bayonne Bridge photos spread

                                             Second Place, Jersey City Magazine, Staff, Working out with Colin Egan, Westside photo shoot & story, Western Slope, photos & story

 

South Carolina Independent School Association

 

Oral Interpretation competition, second place, I Am a Leaf, a monologue performed by Brigid Murphy

 

 

2014

 

NJ Society of Professional Journalists

 

Best Local News:  First Place The Jersey City Reporter They don't want you to fight back Al Sullivan

Feature Writing: First Place The Jersey City Reporter On a Mission From God Al Sullivan

Review Writing:  First Place The Jersey City Reporter Innocent people were prosecuted along with the guilty Al Sullivan

Deadline Reporting: Second Place The Jersey City Reporter A city on edge Al Sullivan

Public Service Third Place Without notice, NJ Transit cuts time light rail ticket is valid Al Sullivan,Kate Rounds

 

Garden State Journalists

 

Spot News:  1st Place, Al Sullivan, The Jersey Reporter, “A City on Edge”

Feature: 2nd Place, Al Sullivan, The Jersey City Reporter, “On a Mission from God”

Business Financial: 1st Place, Al Sullivan, The Jersey City Reporter, “A Sandwich of Their Own”

Investigative Reporting: 2nd Place, Al Sullivan, Kate Rounds, The Jersey City Reporter, “Without Notice, NJ Transit Cuts Time Light Rail Ticket is Valid”

Series: 3rd Place, Al Sullivan, Carlo Davis, Art Schwartz, The Jersey Reporter, “’Gay American’ Speech was 10 Years Ago”

 

 

2013

 

NJ Society of Professional Journalists

 

First Place: Food review

Second Place: Sports reporting

Third Place: Profile writing

 

Garden State Journalists

 

First Place: Personality profile

First Place: Photo essay

Third Place: Sports feature

Honorable Mention: General news

 

 

2012

 

NJ Society of Professional Journalists

First Place – Public Service

First Place – Profile Writing

Second PlaceEnterprise Reporter

Second Place – Sports Reporting

 

 

Garden State Journalists

First Place -- Science/Health/Educational/ Medical

Second place – General News

Honorable Mention: Spot News

 

2011

New Jersey Press Association

First place – Freshest Treatment of a tired subject -- combined authorship

Third place – Public Service Award – Series by three authors

 

Garden State Journalists

First place, news photography

First place photo essay

First place portrait and personality photography

 

Other awards

Second Place NJ State Assembly Summer Photo Contest

Marine Corps League Distinguished Service Award

 

 

2010

Garden State Journalists

First place spot news photography

First place, news photography

First place Feature photography

First place portrait and personality photography

 

Oral Interpretation competition

Carolina Independent Schools Association –

Second and Third place

 


2009

NJ Society of Professional Journalists

First place, Investigative Reporting

First place, feature photo journalism

Third place, Feature writing

 

Garden State Journalists Association

First Place -- Photography Portrait & Personality

Second Place -- Sports Feature -- print

Second Place – Investigative Reporting

Third place – Investigative reporting

 

2008

NJ Society of Professional Journalists

First place spot photography

First place feature photography

Garden State Journalists

First place spot news photography

First place, news photography

First place Feature photography

First place portrait and personality photography

 

2006

Garden State Journalists

-- First Place Feature writing

--Third Place Series

 New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists

Third place Series

 

2004

Garden State Journalists

Photo of the year

First place --Spot News Reporting

First place -- Photo features

First place -- Science, Health and Medicine Reporting

Third place<./h3> -- Print Reporting series

 

2003

Garden State Journalists

Second Place, Investigative Reporting

Second Place, Series Reporting

 

New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists

First Place, Enterprise 

 

2002

Garden State Journalists Association

First Place for Feature writing

Second Place for Public Service:

First Place: Personality Profiles:

Third Place: Personality Profiles:

First Place, Column Writing:

Third Place, Column Writing:

 

New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists

Second Place Investigative Reporting,

 

New Jersey Press Association

Third Place, Public Service 

 

 2001

New Jersey Press Association

Journalist of the Year

First Place -- First Amendment Award

Second Place -- Environmental Writing,

 

North Jersey Press Club

First Place -- Column Writing:

Second Place -- Personality Profile:

Second Place -- Public Service

 

New Jersey Society of Professional Journalist

Second Place – deadline reporting

First place – Investigative reporting

Friend of the Hackensack River Award

 

Other Awards & Recognitions

State Senate and Assembly resolution by Sacco and Impreveduto

State Assembly resolution by Weinberg and Ziza

Hudson County Freeholder Resolution

 

2000

NJ Professional Society of Journalists

Second Place: Environmental writing –

 

New Jersey Press Association

 Second Prize: Feature Writing,

Third Prize: Environmental Reporting,

Honorable Mention -- Spot News Photography:

 

North Jersey Press Club

Honorable Mention: Public Service Reporting: 


1999

 New Jersey Press Association

1st Place, Environmental Reporting,

1st Place, Interpretive Writing,

3rd Place, First Amendment Award,

 

New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists

3rd Place, Investigative Reporting,

3rd Place, Profile Reporting,

 

1998

New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists

1st Place, Investigative Reporting,

 

New Jersey Press Association

1st Place, Public Service,

 

1997

New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists

1st Place, Enterprise Reporting,

2nd Place, Investigative Reporting, 

 

1996

New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists

1st Place, Feature Writing, 

 

 

Journalism judging

2000, journalism judge for feature writing, Keystone Press Association

2002, journalism judge for investigative reporter, Connecticut Press Association

2002, journalism judge for photography and editorial art, Garden State Scholastic Press Assocaition

2003 journalism judge for the Kentucky Press Association

2003 journalism judge for the Indiana Press Association

Readings, Features, Lectures and Perfornances

May, 2004, The Back Fence, NYC

Feb, 2004, writing workshop at Huber Street School, Secaucus

Jan. 1, 2004, Bowery Poetry Club New Year’s Celebration, NYC

Oct. 2003, Art House feature, Jersey City

2002-2003, Art House Cable Broadcast series

May, 2003, Outdoor reading series in Jersey City

April 2003, Orange Bear Café, NYC, feature reading

April, 2003, Secaucus Public Library, Feature reading

Oct. 30, 2002, Camden County Public Library, monsters and beasts in Lord of the Rings

Sept. 9, 2002, Camden County Public Library, Lecture of World Trade Center attack aftermath

April, 2002, Earth Day lecture on environmental themes in Lord of the Rings

March, 2002, Huber Street elementary school, lecture of United States moon landings

Jan. to Aug 2002 -- Oradell Public Library, Clifton Public Library, Everyday people talk

Dec. 2001 Clark Library, Hoboken Library, Town Books, Maplewood and Westfield, book talk

Oct. - Nov. Hunterdon County Library, WBAI-FM Hour of the Wolf interview, book talk

Aug- Sept. 2001, Barnes & Noble: Marlton, Paramus, E. Brunswick, Hoboken, book talk

Aug., 2001, WBGO interview about Everyday People

June, 2001: Barnes & Noble, Route 22 Springfield, Everyday people talk

May, 2001: Secaucus senior citizen center

April, 2001: Book talk at Secaucus Public Library

2000: Featured author at Barnes & Noble Writer's Workshop

1999: Lecture on Literature at the Newark Museum

1997: Featured reader at the Baggot Inn, New York City

1995: Featured reader at Blackwater Books, Hoboken and Grace Church, Jersey City

1987: Short play produced and performed at William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ

1986: Short story broadcast on WBAI-FM, New York

1986: Play produced and performed as part of theater festival at William Paterson College

1981: Writer for Paterson's Inner City Ensemble

1979 - 1981-- Participated in literary events with Paterson's Silk City Poets

1978 - 1985 -- Participated in Passaic Poetry Workshop

Publishing record

2001 -- Everyday People published

2000 -- Everyday People, a book of news profiles accepted by Rugters University Press

1977 - present -- Published short fiction, novel excerpts and poetry in various literary publications

1996 -- Chapbook The Stranger at Pooh Corner published by WordSmith Press

1996 -- Scrap Paper Review Web site established

1996 -- The Stranger at Pooh Corner published on the Web at Enchanted Place

1995 -- Chapbook The Flute published by WordSmith Press

1993 -- Chapbook The Way the Story Goes published by WordSmith Press

1982 - present -- Editor, designer, layout, writer and distributor of Scrap Paper Review

1982 -- Contributor to Pats on the Back, William Paterson College's political magazine

1980 - 1984 -- Editor and contributor, Essence, literary magazine of William Paterson College

1978 - 1985 -- published in Passaic Review

Experience

2000 - present -- Freelance writer for Worrell Community Newspapers

1994 - present -- Staff writer for the Hudson Current entertainment weekly

1992 - present -- Staff writer for the Secaucus Reporter newspaper

1997 -1998 -- Staff writer for the Independent Press in Bloomfield

1997 - 1998 -- Staff writer for the Glen Ridge Paper

1996 Article on Lambert Castle, Paterson, for "On The Map" in The New York Times

1988 - 1990 -- Writing promotional materials for two Christian rock bands

1988 - 1990 -- Correspondent for Today Weekly Newspapers,

1988 -- Article in WBAI-FM Folio

1985 --- Stringer for the Paterson News

1980 - 1984 -- William Paterson College's student newspaper, The Beacon

1980 - 1981 -- Published series of articles in the Independent Prospector, Clifton, NJ

1979 --- Published articles in local NJ monthly, Acquackanonk Times

 

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