NATJA Awards FTF Editor Top Journalism Prize - My Family Travels

Media Only, March 7, 2005: Family Travel Forum’s Editor Kyle McCarthy Receives First Place Internet Journalism Award From Peers

New York, NY – Family Travel Forum (FTF), the leading publisher of family travel websites, congratulates editor-in-chief Kyle McCarthy for her recognition by the North American Travel Journalists Association.  Ms. McCarthy was awarded NATJA’s First Prize: Best Travel Article Written for the Internet for “Family Pride Coming Out,” a special report about same sex couples family travel published at

According to NATJA’s executive director Elizabeth H. Beshear, nearly 500 entries from publications including National Geographic, SmartMoney, Travel + Leisure, inflight and AAA magazines, and others were screened by judges from the School of Art & Media Studies and the School of English, Philosophy & Humanities at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

“We are delighted that Ms. McCarthy’s work has been recognized by such distinguished judges and NATJA,” said FTF publisher John Manton. “As a founding partner, Ms. McCarthy was responsible for FTF’s print newsletter from 1997-2002 and, as online editor, oversees all the sites’ cruise, resort, health, drive-to and bargain travel columns, as well as features from contributing editors and freelancers.”

Ms. McCarthy adds, “Editing four websites doesn’t give me as much time to do the reporting and writing – let alone the travel – I’d like, so I am especially delighted that my study of travel options for lesbian and gay families was selected for this honor.”

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About Family Travel Forum

Family Travel Forum Inc, founded in 1996 to serve the needs of members who “Have Kids, Still Travel,” publishes, the Internet’s leading subscription site dedicated to travel with kids;, a global network supporting travel with children under age 3;, the travel site for kids, by kids;, the premier bulletin board for family destinations, safety and parenting issues related to travel;, the source for market intelligence on the family sector; and e-FTF, the monthly news-zine devoted to seasonal events, destination reports and family travel topics.  FTF publications have been recognized with two National Parenting Seals of Approval (2003, 2000) and ‘Best of the Web’ awards from Forbes (2003, 2002, 2001) and Condé Nast Traveler (2000) magazines among others.

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