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Best Acceptance Speech of the Week: Cindy Adams

DeadlineClubLogoThe potent combination of the Deadline Club and NYC Hall of Fame journalists continues.

A while back, we relayed the great comments Jimmy Breslin had, at age 82, regarding his induction into the Deadline Club’s revived awards ceremony. Yesterday, it was time for the Sardi’s awards luncheon and, per a report by Capital New York’s Nicole Levy, the event included this equally great zinger from one of Breslin’s esteemed fellow recipients:

Honorees were told they had only two minutes at the podium — “because some people really do have to go back to work, really do have deadlines,” former Deadline Club president Betsy Ashton told the room, teasingly…

New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams, the first to receive her Olympic-style medal in hand, didn’t quite know what to do with her two minutes: “Nobody has given me two minutes since my wedding night,” she said.

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Deadline Club Honors Times, Journal and AP

deadline.jpgThe Deadline Club, the New York Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, presented its 2009 awards honoring New York-area journalism last night.

The biggest winners of the evening were The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press, which all took home three awards each. Newsweek, Newsweek.com, and Getty Images for Newsweek also took home a combined four awards. The Times awards included the Daniel Pearl Award for Investigative Reporting, which was presented to David Barstow, who will also receive the New York Press Club’s Golden Keyboard award for investigative reporting next month.

Some smaller news organizations were also recognized, like the Jewish weekly newspaper the Forward, which received the reporting award for newspapers with circulation under 100,000 for Nathaniel Popper‘s coverage of problems in the kosher industry, and The Staten Island Advance, which was honored for page design.

A full list of winners after the jump

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