Batya Ungar-Sargon 

Opinion Editor 
The Forward 
Brooklyn, NY 


Batya Ungar-Sargon is the opinion editor of The Forward, which is, according to her nominator, “the most influential nationwide Jewish media outlet today.” In this role, she has transformed the opinion pages into a space of radical diversity, publishing strong, accurate, surprising and conversation-driving articles from across the political and religious spectrum on a range of topics. Her op-ed section reflects her commitment to raising up the voices of the disenfranchised, reflecting the full breadth of legitimate opinion relevant to the Jewish community, and challenging readers and her own editorial point of view in good faith. Batya earned her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. Her awards include: 2017 Religion News Association finalist; 2016 Clarion Award for “On the Border of Justice;” 2016 New York Press Club Award for “City Limits 2015 Housing Coverage;” 3rd Place in the 11th Annual Ippies in 2013 for Best Story on an Immigrant Community: “After the Flood, Brighton’s Latinos Struggle in the Shadows” in City Limits; Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Doctoral fellowship, 2011-2012; and BNOW honoree, Berkeley National Organization for Women, 2010. Batya is a Fellow of the third class of the Civil Society Fellowship, a Partnership of ADL and The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. 

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