59th SoCal Journalism Awards Finalists Announced

59th SoCal Journalism Awards Finalists

A. JOURNALISTS OF THE YEAR

A1. PRINT JOURNALIST, over 50,000 circulation
*Hillel Aron, L.A. Weekly
*Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter
*Danielle Berrin, The Jewish Journal
*Fred Dickey, San Diego Union-Tribune

A2. PRINT JOURNALIST, under 50,000 circulation
*Brian Hews, Los Cerritos Community News
*Brent Lang, Variety
*Henry Meier, Los Angeles Business Journal
*Jon Regardie, Los Angeles Downtown News
*Daina Beth Solomon, Los Angeles Business Journal

A3. TELEVISION JOURNALIST
*Mike Amor, 7 Network Australia
*Kimberly Cheng, KTLA 5 News
*Jim Epstein, Reason
*Ernesto Torres, KNBC TV4
*Antonio Valverde, KMEX

A4. RADIO JOURNALIST
*Madeleine Brand, KCRW
*Deepa Fernandes, KPCC

A5. ONLINE JOURNALIST
*Owen Gleiberman, Variety
*Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter
*Chris Hedges, Truthdig
*Judith Lewis Mernit, Capital & Main
*Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter

A6. ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST
*Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter
*Itay Hod, TheWrap
*Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times
*Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
*Ramin Setoodeh, Variety

A7. SPORTS JOURNALIST
*Derrin Horton, KTLA 5 News

A8. PHOTO JOURNALIST
*Ringo Chiu, Los Angeles Business Journal
*Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times

X. ALL MEDIA PLATFORMS

Print, Radio, TV or Online.

X1. HUMOR/SATIRE WRITING
*Austin Bragg, Meredith Bragg, Andrew Heaton, Reason, “Star Trek: The Libertarian Edition”
*Devra Maza, HuffPost, “Are You Christian Grey? Take the Fifty Shades Test”
*Sandro Monetti, Entity, “Brad Pitt’s New Girlfriend: Will It Be Swifflepitt or PitaBrad?”
*Blake Pinto, The Edge, “The Beautifully Angry Poet”
*Gwynedd Stuart, L.A. Weekly, “No One Shows Up at Opening of L.A.’s Museum of Broken Plans”

X2A. OBITUARY/IN APPRECIATION — Artists
*Owen Gleiberman, Variety, “Curtis Hanson: A Craftsman Who, in Two Movies, Touched Greatness”
*Owen Gleiberman, Variety, “Michael Cimino: A Filmmaker Who Dared to Dream Big”
*Rubén Martínez, KCET, “How Juan Gabriel’s 1993 Rose Bowl Performance Was Groundbreaking in Conservative California”
*Tom Teicholz, Forbes.com, “Zsa Zsa Gabor Dead – The Last Hungarian Actress of Her Generation”
*Jesse Walker, Reason, “Merle Haggard, RIP: A Great American Voice Has Died”

X2B. OBITUARY/IN APPRECIATION — Others
*Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times, “Appreciation: George Martin’s Indispensable Role With the Beatles”
*Tom Tugend, The Jewish Journal, “A Friend of 7 Decades Recalls a Young Elie Wiesel”
*Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, “Art World A-Listers Celebrate the Woman Who Brought Them Together — and Helped Put L.A. on the Art Map”
*Tom Walters and Liam Hyland, CTV – Canadian Television, “Harper Lee”
*Steve Wasserman, Truthdig, “Reflections on the Death of Fidel”

X3. ACTIVIST JOURNALISM
*David Bacon, Capital & Main, “Aging in the Fields”
*Bill Blum, Truthdig, “Talk of Impeaching Trump May Be Premature, but Its Time Will Come”
*Sonali Kolhatkar, Truthdig, “Racism Fueled Outrage Over Cincinnati Gorilla Killing”
*Blake Pinto, The Edge, “The Beautifully Angry Poet”
*Christie Renick, The Chronicle of Social Change, “Too Young to Say ‘I Do’”

X4A. PUBLIC SERVICE NEWS or FEATURE — Print/Online
*Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter, “Actors: ‘It’s So Easy to Exploit Them’”
*Susan Bell, USC Dornsife, “USC Dornsife’s Olu Orange Wins Class-Action Victory on L.A.’s Unconstitutional Gang Injunctions”
*C.J. Ciaramella, Reason, “Why Are Detroit Cops Killing So Many Dogs?”
*Judith Lewis Mernit, Capital & Main, “High Times: Marijuana Growing, and the Environment”
*Laura Paisley, USC Dornsife, “USC Dornsife Faculty Help Former Prisoners Find Their Voice”

X4B. PUBLIC SERVICE NEWS or FEATURE — Broadcast
*Annie Gilbertson and Aaron Mendelson, KPCC, “Officer Involved Shooting at Suspects in Cars is Dangerous”
*Saul Gonzalez, KCRW, “Evicted: How the 1985 Ellis Act Can be Used to Kick You Out of Your Rent Controlled Apartment”
*Jason Kandel, Lolita Lopez, Jorge Diaz, NBC4, “A Mess in Maywood”
*Telemundo 52 Responde, KVEA Telemundo Los Angeles, “Western Union Complaint”
*Chris Wolfe, KTLA 5 News, “BoyWith Rare Genetic Disorder Becomes Swat Deputy for A Day”

X5. SCIENCE/HEALTH/TECHNOLOGY REPORTING
*Sasha Abramsky, Capital & Main, “Uncovered California: Community College Students’ Quest for Mental Health Services”
*Jon Kaplan, Nic Cha Kim, Michael Bloecher, KCET, “SoCal Connected — Hyperloop: Tube Travel at Near Supersonic Speed”
*Nic Cha Kim, Jon Kaplan, Amanda Garcia, Michael Bloecher, KCET, “A Great Use for UC Irvine’s Garbage”
*Liz Ohanesian, L.A. Weekly, “From Hollywood to Silicon Beach, L.A. Creatives Are Plotting Virtual Reality’s Boom”
*Rebecca Plevin, KPCC, “Struggling to Breathe in Heavily Industrialized Paramount”

X6. POLITICAL/GOVERNMENT REPORTING
*Michelle Boston, USC Dornsife Magazine, “Make Em Laugh”
*Anthony L. Fisher, Reason, “Why It’s So Hard to Stop Bad Cops From Getting New Police Jobs”
*Ted Johnson, Variety, “Presidential Race Takes Over Pop Culture as Hopefuls Embrace Celebrity Status”
*Leon Krauze and Andres Pruna, KMEX, “La Verdad Incomoda”
*Val Zavala, Linda Burns, Henry Cram, Robert McDonnell, Sheri Candler, KCET, “Ballot Brief: ’Props-in-a-Minute’ Videos”

X7. EDUCATIONAL REPORTING
*Jim Epstein, Reason, “Brownstone Brooklyn’s Racial Divide: Why Are the Schools So Segregated?”
*Mike Reicher, Brenda Gazzar, Dana Bartholomew, Los Angeles Daily News, “El Camino Real Charter School”
*Marc Sallinger, Annenberg Media, “Haddon Mariachi”
*Kyle Stokes and Aaron Mendelson, KPCC, “How Charter Schools Became Top Spenders in State Political Races”
*Robin Urevich, Capital & Main, “Debacle: How a Promising Charter School Failed”

X8. ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING
*Rachael Dyer, Darren Curtis, Timothy Myers, Channel 9 Australia, “Ghost Cats of Los Angeles”
*Chris Hedges, Truthdig, “Flint’s Crisis Is About More Than Water”
*Alexander Reed Kelly, Truthdig, “Truthdigger of the Week: Sir Robert Watson, British Climate Expert”
*Cara Santa Maria, Adam Hyman, Michael Bloecher, KCET, “SoCal Connected — A Tale of Two Mountain Lions”
*Gabriela Teissier and Andres F. Pruna, KMEX, “Nuestro Planeta”

X9. MINORITY/IMMIGRATION REPORTING
*David Bacon, Capital & Main, “Aging in the Fields: No Alternative But to Keep Working”
*Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times, “Raised in the U.S. Without Legal Status, He Attains the American Dream — in Mexico”
*Shikha Dalmia, Reason, “Muslim in America: A Trip to Two of the Most Islamic Cities in The U.S.”
*Daniel Heimpel, The Chronicle of Social Change, “L.A.’s One-and-Only Native American Foster Mom”
*Roxana Kopetman, Orange County Register, “Presidential Election Sparks a Rise in Campus Unrest”

X10. GENDER/LGBTQ REPORTING
*Kasia Anderson, Truthdig, “2016, the Year the Good-Ol’-Boy Brand of Sexual Harassment Took a Hit”
*Clinton Cameron, Collegian Times, “Home Sweet Home”
*Eve Moreno, Los Angeles Collegian, “Gay Narratives Dominate Queer Discussions”
*Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter, “The Oprah of China Happens to Be Transgender”
*Katherine Vara, Andres Pruna, Mary Harris, KNBC, “Prosecutor Shares Transgender Journey”

X11. MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE
*Karen Foshay, KCRW, “Troubled Waters”
*Ruxandra Guidi and Bear Guerra, KCRW, “Going Gray in LA: Stories of Aging Along Broadway”
*Jennifer Laski, Peter Flax, Stephanie Fischette, Natalie Heltzel, Martin Schoeller, The Hollywood Reporter, “Creative Until You Die”
*Victoria McKillop, Jennifer Laski, Scott Johnson, Ryan Heraly, Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter, “Locked and Loaded (Hollywood’s Relationship with Guns)”
*David Weinberg and Alexandra Garretón, KCRW, “Below the 10: Life in South LA”

X12. CRIME REPORTING
*Mike Amor, Luke Blair, Arron Hage, Emma Dallimore, Mark Llewellyn, 7 Network Australia, “In Cold Blood – The Chris Lane Story”
*Vincent Bevins, Los Angeles Times, “Armed Forces ‘Pacified’ Rio’s Slums, but as Olympics Approached, the Gangs Came Back”
*Ana Garcia, Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen, “Pinyon Pines Murder”
*Ashley Powers, The California Sunday Magazine, “The Man in the Woods”
*Alex Stapleton, Lata Pandya, Amanda Garcia, Val Zavala, Michael Bloecher, KCET, “SoCal Connected — The Wrongly Convicted”

X13. TRAVEL REPORTING
*Brad A. Johnson, Bradajohnson.net, “Trout Fishing and the Yearning for Peace in Kashmir”
*Todd Krainin, Reason, “Gurgaon: India’s Private City”
*Lisa Niver, Mountain Travel Sobek, “Mongolia: Land of Dunes & Moonrises”
*Gwynedd Stuart, L.A. Weekly, “How to Go to Disneyland as an Adult and Not Want to Die”
*Susan Valot, KCRW, “For the Curious: A Visit to the Oldest Juniper Tree in America”

X14. CRITICISM on TV/Film
*Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter, “’Looking: The Movie’: Outfest Review”
*Owen Gleiberman, Variety, “Film Review: ‘La La Land’”
*Simi Horwitz, Film Journal International, “’Mother’s Day’ Confronts the New Normal in a Trio of Films”
*Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, “’Florence Foster Jenkins’ Movie Review”
*Maureen Ryan, Variety, “TV Review: ‘Westworld’”

X15. CRITICISM on Theater/Performing Arts
*Thom Geier, TheWrap, “Thom Geier Theater Reviews”
*Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times, “Bob Dylan: ‘The Homer of Our Time’”
*Jordan Riefe, Truthdig, “A Racist Mecca, a Black Architect and Odious Politics That Refuse to Die”
*Jordan Riefe, Truthdig, “‘Black Box’ Opera Reboots a Classic Form for a New Era”
*David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, “’Long Day’s Journey Into Night’: Theater Review”

X16. CRITICISM on Books/Art/Architecture/Design
*Glenn Garvin, Reason, “Was Patty Hearst Brainwashed?”
*Jonathan Kirsch, The Jewish Journal, “Shock Is Followed by Awe over Foer’s New Novel”
*Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg News, “Steve Jobs Was in Trouble. His Hero? Chief Financial Officer Man!”
*Gabriel Thompson, Truthdig, “This Is An Uprising”
*Paul von Blum, Truthdig, “Invisible Nation”

X17. CRITICISM on Food/Culture
*Rob Eshman, The Jewish Journal, “I’ll Have What Phil Rosenthal’s Having”
*Rob Eshman, The Jewish Journal, “Jonathan Gold on Eating Your Entire City”
*Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register, “Review: Hana Re”
*Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register, “Review: The Ritz”
*Besha Rodell, L.A. Weekly, “Andy Ricker Brings Pok Pok to L.A., for Better or Worse”

B. PRINT – ANY OUTLET

B1. HARD NEWS
*Eitan Arom, The Jewish Journal, “The Complex, Secret Path to Becoming an Orthodox Jew”
*Gary Metzker and Kevin Flores, The Edge, “Pot in the Pan: Chef Nugs’ Recipe for Success”
*Tatiana Siegel and Ashley Cullins, The Hollywood Reporter, “’Birth of a Nation Blowback:’ What Happens at Festivals Now”

B2. HEADLINE
*Tom Hicks, Los Angeles Business Journal, “Can Paper Bag Billionaire?”
*Tom Hicks, Los Angeles Business Journal, “Smoked Out”
*Christopher Palmeri and Rob Golum, Bloomberg News, “For Best Party Ever, Trump’s Calling on Billionaire Casino Pals”
*Glenn Rabinowitz, Pacific Coast Business Times, “Entrepreneurs High on Marijauna”
*Joel Russell, San Fernando Valley Business Journal, “Gas Leak Yields Windfall of Work”

B3. SPORTS
*Loren Kopff, HMG-Community News, “Longtime Cerritos Girls Softball Association Board Member to Step Down”
*Loren Kopff, HMG-Community News, “Ex-Cerritos Stars Cameron, Iseri Close the Book on Their Freshmen Year of College”
*Loren Kopff, HMG-Community News, “Whitney High’s Iseri Goes on a Trip of a Lifetime, Learns a Lot About Fukushima”
*David Nusbaum, Los Angeles Business Journal, “Team Tackles New Deals”

B4. EDITORIALS
*Hannah Deitch, Ampersand, “How Does This Story End?”
*Jonathan Diamond, Los Angeles Business Journal, “Guns, Responsibility and Liability”
*Jon Regardie and Sue Laris, Los Angeles Downtown News, “Thankful for the Right to Protest”
*Ande Richards, Los Angeles Colllegian, “Drop Stitch: Complacency Holds Women Back”
*George Summers, Los Angeles Collegian, “So Weed is Legal Now, Yay?”

C. DAILY/WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS – ALL

Any size circulation – including news bureaus and correspondents. Enter individually or as a team.

C1. DESIGN
N/A

C2. PAGE DESIGN
*Sally Jones, Kristin Skaggs-Kirby, Jennifer Rzepka, San Fernando Valley Business Journal, “Soundstage Scarcity”
*Alexis Rawlins and Yumi Kanegawa, Los Angeles Downtown News, “40 for the Fall”
*Kristin Skaggs-Kirby, Los Angeles Business Journal, “Immigrant Entrepreneurs”

D. ART/PHOTOGRAPHY

Print – Newspaper/magazine/wire service/online

D1. NEWS PHOTO
*Gina Ferazzi, Los Angeles Times, “Year of Deadly Violence”
*Chris Mihal, Bailey Franklin, Michael Buckner, Variety, “88th Academy Awards – Scenes From Backstage”
*Allen Schaben, Los Angeles Times, “Vigil Against Hatred and Violence”
*Allen Schaben, Los Angeles Times, “Wet Your Whistle”
*Ted Soqui, L.A. Weekly, “City of Smoke”

D2. FEATURE PHOTO
*Gary Leonard, Los Angeles Downtown News, “The Wilshire Grand Topping-out Crew”
*Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times, “’El Titan de Bronce (The Bronze Titan)’”
*Francine Orr, Los Angeles Times, “Taken By Storm”
*Allen Schaben, Los Angeles Times, “Big Wave Wipeout”
*Ted Soqui, Freelance, “Supermoon”

D3. PORTRAIT
*Jay L. Clendenin, Los Angeles Times, “The Rock”
*Ada Guerin and Elisabeth Caren, TheWrap, “Iggy Pop Portrait”
*Shanti Marlar, Jennifer Laski, Carrie Smith, Kate Pappa, We Are The Roahds, The Hollywood Reporter, “Rachel McAdams”
*Chris Mihal, Bailey Franklin, Brice Duffy, Variety, “Aziz Ansari – Actors on Actors”
*Francine Orr, Los Angeles Times, “Artist Bathing”

D4. SPORTS PHOTO
*Thomas R. Cordova, Daily Breeze, “Eye on The Ball”
*Chris Mihal, Bailey Franklin, Dylan Coulter, Variety, “Ready for Rio”
*Allen Schaben, Los Angeles Times, “Olympic Celebration”

D5. ENTERTAINMENT PHOTO
*Ada Guerin and Emma McIntyre, TheWrap, “Travis Wall”
*Shanti Marlar, Jennifer Laski, Carrie Smith, Michelle Stark, Miller Mobley, The Hollywood Reporter, “Comedy Actors Roundtable”
*Chris Mihal, Bailey Franklin, Guido Vitti, Variety, “Billions”
*Chris Mihal, Bailey Franklin, Tom Munro, Variety, “Justin Timberlake – Unstoppable”
*Chris Mihal and Bailey Franklin, Variety, “Warren Beatty”

D6. PHOTO ESSAY (single topic)
*Ringo Chiu, Los Angeles Business Journal, “DTLA”
*Jay L. Clendenin, Los Angeles Times, “California Olympians”
*Curtis Sabir, Los Angeles Collegian, “Trump’s Win Sparks Southland Protests”
*Allen Schaben, Los Angeles Times, “40th Anniversary of Coastal Act: Preserving the Coast”
*Ted Soqui, Capital and Main, “California Affordable Housing Crisis”

D7. EDITORIAL CARTOON
*Leslie Agan, OC Weekly, “Santa Ana River Pastoral”
*Lalo Alcaraz, Freelance Cartoonist, “Princess Death Star”
*Dwayne Booth a.k.a. Mr. Fish, Truthdig, “Nothing to See Here”
*Doug Davis, Los Angeles Downtown News, “Election Day”
*Steve Greenberg, The Jewish Journal, “Trump’s Inauguration”

D8. ILLUSTRATION or GRAPHIC
*Dwayne Booth a.k.a. Mr. Fish, Truthdig, “Kiss of Death”
*Jason Keislinger, Reason, “Should the U.S. Government Build a Death Star?”
*Edward Locke, Los Angeles Collegian, “Alperts Give Millions for Music”
*Chris Mihal and Anita Kunz, Variety, “Media Monster”
*Chris Mihal and Rui Ricardo, Variety, “Michael Moore in TrumpLand”

E. DAILY/WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS

Over 50,000 circulation – including news bureaus and correspondents.

E1. NEWS FEATURE
*Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times, “Nearly 1 in 4 Students at this L.A. High School Migrated From Central America — Many Without Their Parents”
*Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times, “Life Interrupted”
*Louise Radnofsky, Zusha Elinson, John R. Emshwiller, Gary Fields, The Wall Street Journal, “Why Some Problem Cops Don’t Lose Their Badges”
*Teresa Strasser, The Jewish Journal, “Can You Rest in Peace While Your Stuff Rests in a Dumpster?”
*Jennifer Swann, L.A. Weekly, “Why Is It So Hard to Catch Drink-Drugging Assholes?”

E2. ENTERTAINMENT NEWS or FEATURE
*Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times, “How Vasquez Rocks, L.A.’s Onetime Outlaw Hideout, Became ‘Star Trek’s’ Favorite Alien Landscape”
*Daniel Miller, Los Angeles Times, “The Troubled Past and Questionable Benefits of Hollywood’s Oldest Awards Show for Kids”
*Gustavo Turner, L.A. Weekly, “The Story Behind the Planet’s Most Influential Road Map of ‘Weird Music’”
*Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, “Karon Davis’ ‘Pain Management’ Plumbs Loss and Love in a Tribute to her Late Husband, Noah Davis”
*April Wolfe, L.A. Weekly, “How Bruce Lee’s Daughter Is Sharing His Philosophies With the Digital Generation”

E3. PERSONALITY PROFILE
*Danielle Berrin, The Jewish Journal, “Joseph Sanberg: A One-Man Army Against Poverty”
*Anh Do, Los Angeles Times, “From Vietnam to LA: Photographer who Captured Iconic Image on One Road Sees End of Another”
*Michael Idato, The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald, “Jodie Foster: Mistress of Her Destiny”
*Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times, “Prince Michael Jackson Can’t Sing or Dance. How He’s still Following in His Father’s Footsteps”
*Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, “Garrison Keillor Reflects at the Hollywood Bowl, Rehearsing for Final Show: ‘I Just Want it to Be Good’”

E4. INVESTIGATIVE/BUSINESS/SERIES
*Jeff Collins, Orange County Register, “Designing the World’s Priciest Home”
*Jeff Collins, Orange County Register, “How to Solve Region’s Housing Crisis”
*Jeff Collins, Orange County Register, “Speed Bump or Pollution Fighter? Does California’s Environmental Protection Law Impede Development?”
*Jason McGahan, L.A. Weekly, “L.A County Has Had More Than 1,300 Police Shootings Since 2000. Why Has No Officer Been Charged?”
*Daniel Miller, Los Angeles Times, “Young Hollywood Inc.”

E5. BUSINESS
See E4

E6. COMMENTARY
*Amy Alkon, Syndicated Columnist, “Mothership Of Fools”
*Thomas Elias, Los Angeles Daily News, “Bad Energy Commission Choices Haunt Hydrogen Highway”
*Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times, “Reporter’s Notebook: Enough Ageist Cracks About ‘Old-chella,’ OK?”
*Henry Rollins, L.A. Weekly, “White America Couldn’t Handle What Black America Deals With Every Day”
*Raphael Sonnenshein, The Jewish Journal, “Terror and the Election: What Does It Mean?”

E7. COLUMN
*Amy Alkon, Syndicated Columnist, “Unzipping Your Genes”
*Danielle Berrin, The Jewish Journal, “Huma Abedin and the Real Housewives of Politics”
*Patricia Bunin, Southern California News Group, “Goodbye To Our Car, Old Blue”
*Marty Kaplan, The Jewish Journal, “Is Campaign News Necessary?”
*Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times, “1966 Could be Rock ‘N’ Roll’s Most Revolutionary Year, Thanks to the Beatles, Dylan and the Beach Boys”

F. DAILY/WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS

Under 50,000 circulation – including news bureaus and correspondents.

F1. NEWS FEATURE
*Andre Coleman, Pasadena Weekly, “Old Pas Parking Probe”
*Kristin Marguerite Doidge, Los Angeles Business Journal, “Right Hook”
*Carol Lawrence, San Fernando Valley Business Journal, “Freaky Farm”
*Henry Meier, Los Angeles Business Journal, “Competitors Raise Stink Over Garlic”
*Kathy Perez and George Redfox, Downey Patriot, “Preservationists Hunt for Downey’s Cinderella Home”

F2. ENTERTAINMENT NEWS or FEATURE
*Kristin Marguerite Doidge, Los Angeles Business Journal, “Studio Hopes to Ride Hero Capes”
*Kristin Marguerite Doidge, Los Angeles Business Journal, “Trade Wars”
*Eddie Kim, Los Angeles Downtown News, “The L.A. Phil’s Rising Star”
*Carl Kozlowski, Pasadena Weekly, “Mr. Big”
*Mark Madler, San Fernando Valley Business Journal, “Keeping the Crowd Spell-Bound”

F3. PERSONALITY PROFILE
*Helen Floersh, San Fernando Valley Business Journal, “The 24/7 Extrovert”
*Janet R. Nepales, Manila Bulletin, “Tim Burton on Feeling ‘Peculiar’ as a Kid”
*Gabriel San Román, OC Weekly, “For the Past 20 Years, a Santa Ana Man Has Kept the Language of the Aztecs Alive”
*Daina Beth Solomon, Los Angeles Business Journal, “Peter Guber: Running Up Big Scores”
*Tom Tugend, The Jewish Journal, “Looking Back at War on Memorial Day”

F4. INVESTIGATIVE/SERIES
*Brian Hews, Los Cerritos Community Newspaper, “HMG-CN Exposé: Governor Brown I-Bank Appointee Ruben Rojas Defrauded State, Several Other Employers”
*Brian Hews, Los Cerritos Community Newspaper, “Questionable State Bid Process Leaves California HIV/AIDS Community In Jeopardy”
*Eddie Kim, Jon Regardie, Sue Laris, Los Angeles Downtown News, “The Overlooked Homelessness Crisis: Women at Risk”
*Daina Beth Solomon and Henry Meier, Los Angeles Business Journal, “Prized Possessions”
*Kevin Uhrich, Pasadena Weekly, “Family Fractures”

F5. BUSINESS
*Alex Kacik, Pacific Coast Business Times, “Hospital Merger”
*Eddie Kim, Los Angeles Downtown News, “As Downtown’s Retail Scene Booms, Some Worry About the Future”
*Erik Skinrud, OC Weekly, “How Quiksilver Lost Its Soul and Ended Up in Bankruptcy Court”
*Scott Soshnick, Christopher Palmeri, Anousha Sakoui, Bloomberg, “Disney Said to Buy Stake in MLB Web Unit Valued at $3.5 Billion”
*Champaign Williams, San Fernando Valley Business Journal, “In the Hole”

F6. COMMENTARY
*Amy Alkon, Syndicated Columnist, “Unzipping Your Genes”
*Gustavo Arellano, OC Weekly, “It’s Not Only OK for Activists to Wave the Mexican Flag at Protests — It’s Necessary”
*Ben Dickow, Downey Patriot, “The Importance of Open Access to Downey’s Space Center”
*Thomas Elias, Syndicated Columnist, “Opinion: Bad Energy Commission Choices Haunt Hydrogen Highway”
*Mario Guerra, Downey Patriot, “Que Viva Cuba Libre”

F7. COLUMN
*Patricia Bunin, Southern California News Group, “When Nothing Special Moments Are Everything”
*Tom Hoffarth, Los Angeles Daily News, “Vin Scully’s Final Call”
*Lisa Niver, The Jewish Journal, “A Journey to Freedom Over Three Passovers”
*Jon Regardie, Los Angeles Downtown News, “David Without a Slingshot (Yet)”
*Sharon Smith, Downey Patriot, The Problem With Senior Housing”

G. MAGAZINES

Including magazines with L.A. bureaus

G1. INVESTIGATIVE
*Gary Baum and Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, ”How Many Bottles of Champagne Does It Take to Save the Planet?”
*Stephen Galloway and Scott Johnson, The Hollywood Reporter, “How David Milch Made $100 Million and Lost a Fortune”
*Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…$100,000, Easy!”
*Jeff Gottlieb, Los Angeles Magazine, “Profit at a SoCal Non-profit?”

G2. COMMENTARY
*Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, The Hollywood Reporter, “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why Black People Are “Invisible” to Oscar Voters (Guest Column)”
*Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason, “Trump vs. Clinton vs. Everything Good”
*Malina Saval, Variety, “TV Is Addicted to Addicts, But Does It Get Dependence Right?”
*Matt Welch, Reason, “Trump Is Not the Peace Candidate”
*Michael Wolff, The Hollywood Reporter, “Ringside With Steve Bannon at Trump Tower as the President-Elect’s Strategist Plots ‘An Entirely New Political Movement’”

G3. COLUMN
*Ronald Bailey, Reason, “Poverty Is Deadly: Why is the Death Rate for Young White Americans Rising?”
*Jared Birdsong, Collegian Times, “Prodigy, Anti-Hero, Iconoclast: Kobe Bryant’s Reign Comes to an End”
*Ande Richards, Collegian Times, “It was a Saturday Night, I guess that Makes it All Right”
*Veronique de Rugy, Reason, “Marco Rubio’s Sweet Protectionism”
*Kristopher Tapley, Variety, “Ready or Not, the Academy Is Ripe for a Shake-up”

G4. FEATURE, over 1,000 words
*Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, “Little People, Big Woes”
*David S. Cohen, Variety, “Artisans So White/Bias Below the Line”
*Gordon Cox, Variety, “‘Hamilton’ Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Ready for His Next Coup”
*J.D. Long-Garcia, Angelus News, “Stuck: Thousands of Haitians Await Their Fate in Tijuana”
*Ashley Powers, The California Sunday Magazine, “The Man in the Woods”

G5. FEATURE, under 1,000 words
*Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, “’Like That, Salma Hayek Killed My Hard-On’”
*Jenelle Riley, Variety, “Tom Hiddleston Soars With a Busy Career, Smart Fan Base and Daring Choices”
*Tatiana Siegel, The Hollywood Reporter, “‘I Was Dazed, Confused and Deafened by the Boos’”
*Robby Soave, Reason, “Zoning and Zen”
*Kristopher Tapley, Variety, “From ‘Birth’ to ‘Zootopia,’ Awards Contenders Tap Into Zeitgeist”

G6. ENTERTAINMENT NEWS or FEATURE
*Gary Baum and Scott Johnson, The Hollywood Reporter, “Bang Bang! Hollywood and Guns”
*Kim Masters, The Hollywood Reporter, “HBO’s High-Class Problems”
*James Rainey and Tim Gray, Variety, “Failure of Inclusion Plagues the Industry”
*Jenelle Riley, Variety, “Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Celebrate a Decade of Gary Sanchez Productions”
*Rebecca Sun and Ashley Lee, The Hollywood Reporter, “Tragedy Behind the ‘Killing Fields’ Star Who Won a Supporting Actor Oscar”

G7A. PERSONALITY PROFILE — Film/TV
*Michelle Boston, USC Dornsife Magazine, “The Craftsman”
*Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, “The Rabbi Who Can Bless Your Movie”
*Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, “The Last Living Silent Star”
*Michael Goldstein, American Way, “Q & A: Voice Recognition (Tom Kenny)”
*Ramin Setoodeh, Variety, “Kristen Stewart Lets Down Her Guard: Inside Her Reinvention”

G7B. PERSONALITY PROFILE — Politics/Business/The Arts
*Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, “Wang Jianlin: The Chairman Will See You Now”
*Jesse Walker, Reason, “Before Trump, There Was Pappy”
*Ted Johnson, Variety, “Michelle Obama Interview: How FLOTUS Used Pop Culture Stardom to Make an Impact”
*Jessica P. Ogilvie and Erik Lundegaard, Super Lawyers Magazine, “Kindred Spirits”
*James Rainey, Variety, “Bob Iger on Shanghai Disney, Parting With His Chosen Successor, and His Pursuit of Perfection”

G8. IN-HOUSE or CORPORATE PUBLICATION

*Los Angeles City College, Collegian Times, “Seek Refuge”
*Internet Law Center, Cyber Report, “Ten Things in Tech You Need to Know”
*San Fernando Valley Bar Assocation, Valley Lawyer, “April 2016 Edition”
*USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC Dornsife Magazine, “The Identity Issue (Spring/Summer 2016)”
*USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC Dornsife Magazine, “The Politics Issue (Fall 2016/Winter 2017)”

G9. DESIGN
*Dan Knapp and Letty Avila, USC Dornsife Magazine, “Make Em Laugh”
*Richard Martinez, Collegian Times, “Collegian Times: Seek Refuge”
*Gary Metzker, The Edge, “He’s Got His Fingerprints All Over Long Beach”
*Chris Mihal, Variety, “Cannes Film Festival / Kristen Stewart”
*Karen Villalpando, Michael Villalpando, Gregory Cornfield, Edwin Folven, Andy Kitchen, Park Labrea News/Beverly Press, “’Our People, Our Places’ 70th Anniversary Special Issue”

H. TELEVISION/FILM (Also see X. All Media Platforms)

Broadcast, including online and cable TV, produced in Southern California

H1. REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST
N/A

H2. ANCHOR/HOST
*Marlise Boland and Elyse Ashton, The Anglophile Channel, “The Dish Shows with Marlise & Elyse”
*Paul Boland and Kelly Monteith, The Anglophile Channel, “Brit Flix with Kelly, Paul and (Two Buck) Chuck”
*Sonali Kolhatkar, Free Speech TV, “Grappling With Nazism and White Nationalism”
*Sonali Kolhatkar, Free Speech TV, “Trump’s Victory Is a Vote For White Privilege”
*Micah Ohlman, Cher Calvin, Glen Walker, Marcus Smith, Mazen Hafez, Christine Miceli and Kristen Nunez, KTLA 5 News, “KTLA 5 News at 10 Election Night 2016”

H3. VIDEOGRAPHER
*Arron Hage, 7 Network Australia, “In Cold Blood – The Chris Lane Story”
*Arron Hage, 7 Network Australia, “Bravest Man in Mexico”
*Ryan Heraly, The Hollywood Reporter, “THR Eats”
*Timothy Myers, BBC, “Angry America”
*Ernesto Torres, KNBC TV4, “A Real Gusher”

H4. BREAKING NEWS
*Angie Crouch and Bobbie Eng, KNBC TV, “UCLA Shooting”
*Cheryl Diano and Cari Skillman, KABC-TV, “The Death Of Prince”
*Steve Kuzj, KTLA 5 News, “Police Shooting Outcry”
*Ernesto Torres, KNBC TV 4, “I See Big Fire and Smoke”
*Kareen Wynter, KTLA 5 News, “Dangerous Flash Floods and Heavy Rain Forces Closures”

H5. INVESTIGATIVE
*Matthew Glasser, Joel Grover, Andres Pruna, KNBC, “Stolen Guns”
*Phil Goyen, Nine Network Australia, “Life from Death”
*Yoonj Kim, Playboy, “Dope City: Drugs in Los Angeles”
*Victoria McKillop, Jennifer Laski, Scott Johnson, Ryan Heraly, The Hollywood Reporter, “The Gun Industry’s Lucrative Relationship With Hollywood”
*Jenna Susko, Amy Corral, Matt Goldberg, Matt Arias, NBC4 News, “Danger & Deceit: Exposing Hollywood Tours”

H6. NEWS FEATURE
*Nic Cha Kim, Robert McDonnell, Michael Bloecher, KCET, “SoCal Connected – Safe Parking for the Homeless”
*Rachael Dyer, Darren Curtis, Timothy Myers, Channel 9 Australia, “Ghost Cats of Los Angeles”
*Phil Goyen, Nine Network Australia, “Divided States of America”
*Derrick Shore, Lata Pandya, Michael Bloecher, KCET, “SoCal Connected — LA’s Public Housing Problem”
*Ernesto Torres and Angie Crouch, KNBC TV 4, “Renaissance Scholars”

H7. HUMAN INTEREST FEATURE
*Mike Amor, Luke Blair, Arron Hage, Jorge Lebrija, 7 Network Australia, “Bravest Man in Mexico”
*Courtney Friel, KTLA 5 News, “Dare to Dance: Corona Family Starts Online Video Campaign for Girl, 2, With Cerebral Palsy”
*Justin Monticello, Alex Manning, Zach Weissmueller, Reason, “This L.A. Musician Built $1,200 Tiny Houses for the Homeless. Then the City Seized Them.”
*Derrick Shore and Michael Bloecher, KCET, “SoCal Connected — Kids, Cancer and Cameras”
*Audrey Cleo Yap, NBC News, ”‘Make It Possible’: Amputee Dani Burt Is Surfing Her Way To Championship Titles”

H8. LIFESTYLE FEATURE
*Cher Calvin, Marcus Wilson-Smith, Phil Ige, KTLA 5 NEWS, “LA Pride Parade”
*Kacey Montoya and Kimberly Cornell, KTLA 5 NEWS, “Beauty Bias”
*Cara Santa Maria, Lata Pandya, Michael Bloecher, KCET, “SoCal Connected — Bringing Conversations About Death to Life”
*Antonio Valverde, KMEX Univision, “Mexicanos y Musulmanes”
*Sahra Vang Nguyen, NBC News, “Self-Starters: HLZBLZ”

H9. ENTERTAINMENT NEWS or FEATURE
*Nic Cha Kim, Robert McDonnell, Michael Bloecher, KCET, “SoCal Connected – ‘Feathers of Fire’: Spectacular Shadow Play”
*David S. Cohen and Preston Northrup, Variety, “Game of Thrones VFX: Inside Battle of the Bastards”
*Phil Goyen, Nine Network Australia, “House Proud”
*George Pennacchio and Cheryl Diano, KABC-TV, “Saying Goodbye to “America’s Mom’”
*Zach Weissmueller, Alex Manning, Justin Monticello, Reason, “Axanar: The $1 Million Star Trek Fan Film CBS Wants to Stop”

H10. PERSONALITY PROFILE/INTERVIEW
*Phil Goyen, Nine Network Australia, “Being Barbra”
*Natalie Heltzel, Victor Klaus, Stephanie Fischette, The Hollywood Reporter, “Frank Miller”
*Nic Cha Kim, Val Zavala, Michael Bloecher, KCET, “SoCal Connected — A Tiny House Is a Work of Art”
*Mary Beth McDade, KTLA 5 News, “Only Known Survivor of The Grim Sleeper Speaks Out”
*Christina Pascucci and Kimberly Cornell, KTLA 5 News, “Journey With The Dalai Lama”

H11. SPORTS
*Phil Goyen, Nine Network Australia, “The Long Road Ahead”
*Derrin Horton, Phil Ige, Eddy Montiel, KTLA 5 NEWS, “LA Sports Leaders: ‘The Real Players’”
*Todd Krainin, Reason, “Another Troubled City, Another Subsidized Stadium to the Rescue”
*KVEA News Team, KVEA News, “Yarda 50”
*Andres Pruna, KMEX, “Ser del Mar”

H12. TALK/PUBLIC AFFAIRS
*Enfoque Los Angeles Team, Enfoque Los Angeles, “Special Edition November 24, 2016”
*Sonali Kolhatkar, Free Speech TV, “North Dakota Charges Pipeline Protesters With Felonies”
*Drew Sugars, Peter Musurlian, Colleen Duffy Felix, Walter A. Lutz, Jr., The Burbank Channel, “Burbank On Demand – Summer 2016”
*Val Zavala, Linda Burns, Cara Santa Maria, Derrick Shore, Michael Bloecher, KCET, “SoCal Connected”

H13. FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, over 25 minutes
*Chelo Alvarez-Stehle, innerLens Productions, “Sands Of Silence: Waves of Courage”
*Mike Amor, Luke Blair, Arron Hage, Emma Dallimore, Mark Llewellyn, 7 Network Australia, “In Cold Blood – The Chris Lane Story”
*Juan Devis, Christine Yuan, Matthew Crotty, Austin Simons, KCET, “MOCA: Beyond The Museum Walls”
*John Maxwell, Dan Matthews, Traci G. Lee, NBC News, “AKA Seoul”
*Timothy Myers, Matthew Hill, Regan Morris, Hilary Andersson, BBC, “Angry America”

H14. DOCUMENTARY, short, under 25 minutes
*Joris Debeij, David Weiner, Marieke Oudejans, Nate Hurtsellers, Michael Smith, New York Times Op-Docs, “Perfectly Normal”
*Jim Epstein, Reason, “How Brazil’s Libertarian Movement Helped Bring Down a President”
*Yoonj Kim, Playboy, “Standing Rock: Prophecy of the 7th Generation”
*Justin Monticello, Alex Manning, Zach Weissmueller, Reason, “This L.A. Musician Built $1,200 Tiny Houses for the Homeless. Then the City Seized Them.”
*Derrick Shore, Jon Kaplan, Amanda Garcia, Michael Bloecher, KCET, “SoCal Connected — Porter Ranch Gas Leak Aftermath”

I. RADIO

Broadcast, podcast or stream produced in Southern California

I1. ANCHOR/HOST
*Debra Birnbaum, Variety, “Remote Controlled”
*Steve Chiotakis, KCRW, “All Things Considered”
*Ted Johnson, Variety, “PopPolitics”
*Chris Sedens and Charles Feldman, KNX AM, “In Depth”
*Kristopher Tapley, Variety, “Playback With Kristopher Tapley”

I2. NEWS or FEATURE
*Ben Bergman, KPCC, “Why Vin Scully Is Unique Among Sports Announcers”
*Deepa Fernandes, KPCC, “Environmental Lessons in The Forest”
*Deepa Fernandes, KPCC, “When Deportation Fears Trickle Down To Preschool”
*Saul Gonzalez and Jonathan Bastian, KCRW, “Will $15 an Hour Wages Help or Hurt California?”
*Ciara Lunger, USC Annenberg Media, “Virtual Technology Helps People with Autism”

I3. NEWS or NEWS FEATURE
See I2

I4. LIFESTYLE FEATURE
*R. H. Greene, KPCC, “A Day in the Life of Little Arabia”
*Paola Mardo, Ampersand, “Why Tiki? A Deep Dive into America’s Fascination with Tiki Bars, Tropical Drinks and the South Pacific”
*Jennifer Rice, KCRW, “Growing up Zorthian”
*Anna Scott, KCRW, “Day in the Life: Homeless on Skid Row”

I5. PERSONALITY PROFILE/INTERVIEW
*Rico Gagliano, The Dinner Party Download, “Monsters and Misanthropes with Guillermo Del Toro”
*Michael Radcliffe, USC Annenberg Media, “Portrait of an Artist on Skid Row”
*Kristopher Tapley, Variety, “Viola Davis on ‘Fences,’ ‘Suicide Squad’ and Feminine ‘Badassery’”
*Kristopher Tapley, Variety, “Mel Gibson on ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ and Being Defined by Dark Chapters”
*David Weinberg, KCRW, “Meet Mr. Fries Man”

I6. INVESTIGATIVE
*Deepa Fernandes and Aaron Mendelson, KPCC, “Polluted Preschools”
*Karen Foshay, KCRW, “Burned: Abuse in LA’s Restaurant Industry”
*Meghan McCarty, KPCC, “LA’s Missing Bus Shelters”

I7. ENTERTAINMENT REPORTING/CRITICISM
*Mark McNeill, Ampersand, “Resonant Residents: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson & Topanga Canyon”
*Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, “Patt Morrison Asks Rebecca Traister”
*Susan Valot, KCRW, “Finding Friendship and Art at the Annual Pageant of the Masters”

I8. SPORTS
See I2

I9. USE OF SOUND
*Eric Drachman, KCRW, “SoundsLA”
*Priska Neely, KPCC, “The Art of Transformation at a Watts Elementary School”
*Susan Valot, KCRW, “When Science Sounds Like Band Practice”
*David Weinberg, Nick White, KCRW, “We Are Not Alone”

I10. TALK/PUBLIC AFFAIRS
*Madeleine Brand, KCRW Press Play, “Your Questions about How Trump Won, What it Means, What’s Next”
*Meghan Coyle, Alana Bracken, Ian Hurley, USC Annenberg Media, “From Where We Are”
*Deadline LA with Howard Blume and Gale Holland, KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles, “The Inside History of Tap Dancing”
*Larry Mantle, Lauren Osen, Fiona Ng, Matt Dangelantonio, Jasmin Tuffaha, KPCC, “Across the Divide: Clinton and Trump Supporters #AirTalkItOut After the Election”
*Chris Sedens, Charles Feldman, Laraine Herman, Ken Charles, KNX AM, “KNX Indepth: Opioids–Overused and Overdosed”

I11. DOCUMENTARY
*Bob Carlson, KCRW, “Terri and Clifford”
*Deepa Fernandes, BBC World Service, “Candela: Cuban Women 20 Years Later”
*R. H. Greene, KPCC, “ELEVATIONS: Frank Lloyd Wright Sr. and Jr. in California’s New Age”
*Michael Sullivan, KCRW, “Shoot First”
*David Weinberg and Nick White, KCRW, “We Are Not Alone”

J. ONLINE

Originally published on the Internet.

J1. NEWS
*Jason Islas, Santa Monica Next, “A New State Report Explains Why Your Rent Is So High, Offers A Solution”
*Jeremy Loudenback, The Chronicle of Social Change, “The Rise of Voluntary Probation for L.A. County Youth”
*Jason McGahan, L.A. Weekly, “Video Shows Boyle Heights Teen Shot by Cops Was Dragged From Scene”
*Joe Rubin, Capital & Main, “A Neighborhood Gun Range’s Legacy: Lead Contamination”
*Robby Soave, Reason, “Romeo and Juliet and Sexting”

J2. INVESTIGATIVE
*Celeste Fremon, WitnessLA, “Beating Children”
*Jason Kandel, Lolita Lopez, Jorge Diaz, NBC4, “A Mess in Maywood”
*Jason Leopold, Marcy Wheeler, Ky Henderson, VICE News, “Snowden Tried to Tell NSA About His Concerns”
*Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Reason, “The Truth About the Biggest U.S. Sex Trafficking Story of the Year”
*Amelia Pang, Truthdig, “Who’s in the Kitchen at Chinese Restaurants?: An Investigative Report”

J3. HARD NEWS FEATURE
*Hillel Aron, L.A. Weekly, “Boyle Heights Activists Demand That All Art Galleries Get the Hell Out of Their Neighborhood”
*Anthony L. Fisher, Reason, “Why It’s So Hard to Stop Bad Cops From Getting New Police Jobs”
*Daniel Heimpel, The Chronicle of Social Change, “L.A.’s One-and-Only Native American Foster Mom”
*Jason Islas, Santa Monica Next, “Fake News: Santa Monica Edition”
*Piper McDaniel, Capital & Main, “High Times: The Hidden Poverty in Marijuana’s Black Market”

J4. SOFT NEWS FEATURE
*Jessica Ogilvie, BuzzFeed, “The Revolutionary Routine of Life as a Female Trucker”
*Jason Ruiz, Long Beach Post, “After Years of Static, Low-Power FM Radio Inching Its Way Back to Long Beach”
*Thy Vo, Voice of OC, “Viet LGBT Struggle For Understanding”
*Thy Vo, Voice of OC, “End of Life Care in Ethnic Communities”
*Taylor Weik, Michael Chin, Traci G. Lee, Charles Lam, NBC News, “Behind Barbed Wire: Remembering America’s Largest Internment Camp”

J5. LIFESTYLE FEATURE
*Susan Bell, USC Dornsife, “From Free Love to Well-Set Table”
*Amy DePaul, Narratively, “The Thrill-Seeking Bodysurfers of California’s Most Terrifying Wave”
*John Koopman, Capital & Main, “Uber Angst: A Driver’s Nights Behind the Wheel”
*Stephanie Rivera, Long Beach Post, “How One Local Foodie is Helping Expose Long Beach’s Culinary Growth to Visitors”
*Jennifer Swann, Curbed, “The Last Artists’ Haven in Los Angeles”

J6. PERSONALITY PROFILE
*Natasha Hakimi Zapata, Truthdig, “Truthdigger of the Week: The Late Daniel Berrigan, Lifelong Activist for Peace”
*Chrissy Iley, UK Daily Mail, “Billy Joel Talks About His Three Divorces and the Woman Who Saved Him”
*Asia Morris, Long Beach Post, “Emerging Artist Shane Sun Abides by Nothing But Nature”
*Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter, “John Candy Remembered: His Children Share New Stories About Their Late Father On the Eve of His Birthday”
*Art Tavana, L.A. Weekly, “Where’s Izzy: Searching for the GNR Reunion’s Missing Person”

J7A. POLITICAL COLUMN/COMMENTARY – Election
*Itay Hod, TheWrap, “Are Hitler-Trump Comparisons Fair? A Holocaust Survivor Tells His Son”
*Dean Kuipers, Capital & Main, “5 California Victories That Burned Bright in the Year of Trump”
*Sonali Kolhatkar, Truthdig, “We Need to Understand What Happened on Election Night, and Fast”
*Andrew Wallenstein, Variety, “Social Media Only Makes My Trump Angst Worse”
*Matt Welch, Reason, “Nice Guys Finish Third”

J7B. POLITICAL COLUMN/COMMENTARY
*Bill Blum, Truthdig, “The Right-Wing Legacy of Justice Lewis Powell, and What It Means for the Supreme Court Today”
*Natasha Hakimi Zapata, Truthdig, “‘Free to Be a Fool’: Behind the Scenes at the British Parliament’s Debate on Banning Trump”
*Chris Hedges, Truthdig, “The Mafia State”
*Joshua Preven, CitywatchLA.com, “It’s Time to End LA’s Secret Meetings: What Do City Council Members and LA’s County Supervisors Have to Hide?”
*Tom Teicholz, The Jewish Journal, “Jews are not White People, or Why Jews Support the Left (a Response to Dennis Prager)”

J8. NON-POLITICAL COLUMN/COMMENTARY
*Ilana Angel, The Jewish Journal, “Breasts & Fruit”
*Alissa Quart, Capital & Main, “Is the Middle Class Being ‘Disrupted’ Into Extinction?”
*Sahra Sulaiman, Streetsblog LA, “Equity 101: Bikes v. Bodies on Bikes”
*Andrew Wallenstein, Variety, “Take Offense to Roger Ailes’ Defenders”
*Andrew Wallenstein, Variety, “The Hip-Hop Case the Supreme Court Should Reject”

J9. SPORTS NEWS/ FEATURE/COMMENTARY
*Eric Boehm, Reason, “The New Vikings Stadium Is a Broken Window Metaphor Come to Life”
*Michael Duarte, NBC4, “From Bagging Groceries to Hitting Grand Slams, Dodgers’ Andrew Toles Proves Hard Work Pays Off”
*Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, “Mike Francesa, King of New York Sports Radio for 30 Years, Prepares to Abdicate His Throne”
*Eric Ortiz, Truthdig, “Brave Like Kap”
*Aitana Vargas, Agencia EFE, “La Natación Estadounidense, una Élite Mundial Escasamente Diversa”

J10. SPORTS COMMENTARY
See J9

J11. ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
*Kasia Anderson, Truthdig, “Friends of Abe, Hollywood Conservatives’ Secret Society, Is Calling It Quits (Exclusive)”
*Matt Donnelly and Sharon Waxman, TheWrap, “Sony Entertainment ‘Leadership Vacuum,’ Poor Studio Results Create Tension”
*Cynthia Littleton, Variety, “Behind the Scenes With ‘GMA’ at the Republican Convention”
*Dennis Romero, L.A. Weekly, “The Oscars Are Less White, but Hollywood Still Turns Its Back on Latinos”
*Ramin Setoodeh, Variety, “Nate Parker’s Rape Accuser Committed Suicide in 2012: Her Brother Speaks Out (Exclusive)”

J12. CELEBRITY NEWS
See J11

J13. ENTERTAINMENT FEATURE
*Emma Niles, Truthdig, “‘Class of ’27’ Shows How Politicians and Mainstream Media Fail Rural America”
*Lucas Shaw, Bloomberg News, “Vice’s New Cable Network Is More Popular on YouTube Than TV”
*Brian Steinberg, Variety, “Before Wrestling Donald Trump, Seth Meyers Fought for His Late Night Voice”
*Kristopher Tapley, Variety, “From Shoestring Budgets to Studio Sci-Fi, Jeff Nichols and Michael Shannon Keep an Even Keel”
*Matt Wake, L.A. Weekly, “Inside the Strange, Hidden World of Offstage Touring Musicians”

J14. ENTERTAINMENT COMMENTARY
*Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, “Critic’s Notebook: A Year on the TV Nostalgia Beat”
*Owen Gleiberman, Variety, “Jason Bourne: More Than a Rerun, Because He’s Never Been More Relevant”
*Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg News, “Steve Jobs Was in Trouble. His Hero? Chief Financial Officer Man!”
*Carrie Rickey, Truthdig, “To Make the Oscars More Diverse, Let’s Adopt Football’s Rooney Rule”
*Andrew Wallenstein, Variety, “Trump Connects With Middle America. Does Hollywood?”

J15. BLOG, INDIVIDUAL
*Brian Addison, LongBeachize.com
*Donna Balancia, CaliforniaRocker.com
*Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, “The Race”
*Bennet Kelley, Today Past
*Kristopher Tapley, Variety, “In Contention”

J16. BLOG, GROUP
*Aaron Couch, Borys Kit, Graeme McMillan, The Hollywood Reporter, “Heat Vision”
*Eriq Gardner and Ashley Cullins, The Hollywood Reporter, “THR, Esq.”
*Nick Gillespie, Reason, “Hit & Run”
*Lesley Goldberg, Kate Stanhope, Michael O’Connell, Bryn Elise Sandberg, The Hollywood Reporter, “Live Feed”
*Booth Moore, Stephanie Chan, Samantha Reed, Sarah Gidick, Carol McColgin, Jane Carlson, Jeanie Pyun, The Hollywood Reporter, “Pret-a-Reporter”

J17. WEBSITE, NEWS ORGANIZATION EXCLUSIVE TO THE INTERNET
*Capital & Main Staff, Capital & Main
*Daniel Heimpel, Christie Renick, John Kelly, Jeremy Loudenback, Holden Slattery, The Chronicle of Social Change
*Zuade Kaufman and Robert Scheer, Truthdig
*Norberto Santana, Voice of OC
*Sharon Waxman, Tim Molloy, Thom Geier, TheWrap

J18. WEBSITE, TRADITIONAL NEWS ORGANIZATION
*Janice Min, Matthew Belloni, Tom Seeley, The Hollywood Reporter, THR.com
*Nick Gillespie, Reason, Reason.com
*Variety Staff, Variety, Variety.com

K. SOCIAL MEDIA

Judged on content, creativity and engagement

K1. BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO ENHANCE and/or COVER A STORY (INDIVIDUAL)
*Donna Balancia, CaliforniaRocker.com, “EXCLUSIVE: The Reluctant Apostles With Katey Sagal Play Molly Malones”
*Donna Balancia, CaliforniaRocker.com, “Leapin’ Lizards: Smashmouth Packs The Canyon Club”
*Rachael Dyer, Channel 9 Australia, “Behind the Scenes at the 88th Academy Awards”
*Gigi Graciette, KTTV – FOX 11 NEWS, “Erskine Fire 2016 – Personalizing TV News Thru Social Media”
*Jenelle Riley, Variety, “Facebook Live Q&A With Tom Hiddleston”

K2. BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO ENHANCE and/or COVER A STORY (ORGANIZATION)
*Sarah Gidick and Carol McColgin, The Hollywood Reporter, “The 25 Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood”
*Jennifer Liles and Christina Schoellkopf, The Hollywood Reporter, “Creative Until You Die”
*Heather Navarro, Mike Bebernes, Megan Moureaux, NBC4, “Election Night on Social Media”
*Melody Soto, Sheri Candler, Zoe Montano, KCET Artbound, “Artists Recreate the 1821 U.S.-Mexico Border”
*Melody Soto, Zoe Montano, Marq Massengale, KCET Artbound, “Championing Arts Education: Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers”

L. INTERNATIONAL (Also see X. All Media Platforms)

Print, radio, TV or online. An English translation must be submitted along with the original work. All entries must be produced in Southern California.

L1. NEWS
*Mike Amor and Arron Hage, 7 Network Australia, “Zika”
*Mike Amor, Alex Hart, Emma Dallimore, Ben Shaw, Duncan McLeod, 7 Network Australia, “Nightclub Massacre”
*Jon Boon, Daily Mail, “Shia LaBeouf’s Father On The Run From Cops & Tracked Down In Costa Rica”
*Janet R. Nepales, Manila Bulletin, “A Proud Pinoy Moment”
*Tom Walters and Liam Hyland, CTV – Canadian Television, “Cloudburst in the Drought Land”

L2. FEATURE
*Jon Boon, Daily Mail, “George Harrison’s Sister Talks About Launching The Beatles in the US”
*Rachel Dyer, Darren Curtis, and Timothy Myers, Channel 9 Australia, “Ghost Cats of Los Angeles”
*Mary O’Hara, The Guardian and Mosaic Science, “A Revolution in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis”
*Tom Walters, John Mees and Will Dugan, CTV – Canadian Television, “Sour Note”
*Kerstin Zilm, Deutschlandradio, “Police Officers Also Know Fear”

L3. PERSONALITY PROFILE
*Mike Amor, et. al., 7 Network Australia, “Bravest Man in Mexico”
*Chrissy Iley, UK Sunday Times Magazine, “The Resurrection of Mel Gibson: Drink, Anger, Madness and The Mother of All Comebacks”
*Chrissy Iley, UK Sunday Times Magazine, “The Way We Were – Barbra Streisand on Her Extraordinary Life and Lovers”
*Alessandra Mattanza, Natural, “Rachel Weisz – Ho Imparato ad Apprezzare Quello Che Ho”
*Adam Tanswell, Radio Times, “David Duchovny: “We Both Went A Little Nuts”

L4. ENTERTAINMENT NEWS or FEATURE
*Henry Chu, Variety, “Global Entertainment a Vital Force in Uncertain, Divisive Times”
*Gene Maddaus, Variety, “Election Casts Doubt on Hollywood’s Relations With China”
*Adam Tanswell, SciFiNow, “The X-Files Reborn”
*Tom Walters, CTV-Canadian Television, “Sour Note”
*Tom Walters, CTV-Canadian Television, “Zsa Zsa Gabor Obit”

L5. COLUMNIST or CRITIC
*Natasha Hakimi Zapata, Truthdig, “A Progressive American in London: My Thoughts on Brexit and the Revolt Against Jeremy Corbyn”
*Ruben V. Nepales, Philippine Daily Inquirer, “Andrew Garfield: From Spider-Man to Jesuit Priest”
*Ruben V. Nepales, Philippine Daily Inquirer, “Mel Gibson Talks about Turning his Life Around”
*Mary O’Hara, The Guardian, “The Hidden Victims of Police Brutality”
*Tom Walters, CTV – Canadian Television, “Politics of Identity”

M. STUDENT MEDIA

Student media includes groups with students in charge, including school newspapers and/or online publishing. Student media: high school, local college, university undergraduate or graduate publications or news websites.

M1. BEST COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
*California State University Fullerton, The Daily Titan
*California State University Long Beach, The 49er
*California State University Northridge, The Sundial
*Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Collegian
*University of California Los Angeles, Daily Bruin

M2. BEST HIGH SCHOOL NEWSPAPER
*The Accolade, Sunny Hills High School Fullerton, “Elections Issue”
*The Pearl Post, Daniel Pearl Magnet High School, “November 8, 2016 Issue”

M3. BEST NEWS WEBSITE
*Dailytitan.com, California State University Fullerton
*Daily49er.com, California State University Long Beach
*Sundial.csun.edu, California State University Northridge
*Thepearlpost.com, Daniel Pearl Magnet High School
*Dailybruin.com, University of California Los Angeles

M4. BEST NEWS PHOTO
*Micah Augimeri-Lee, Daily Titan, “Thousands Flood Streets of LA and OC to Denounce Trump Win”
*Kelly Ma, Daily Bruin, “Vigils help UCLA Community Commemorate Lives Lost to Gun Violence”
*Curtis Sabir, Los Angeles Collegian, “Trump Election Ignites Trauma”
*Blaise Scemama, The Sundial, “Man with Sledgehammer Threatens Students and Damages Property near Matador Walk”
*Anwar Torres, Los Angeles Collegian, “Homeless Seek Shelter in Unused Building”

M5. BEST FEATURE PHOTO
*Katie Albertson, Daily Titan, “Hispanic Heritage Celebrated”
*Patrick Do, Daily Titan, “Runners Dyed to Raise Money”
*Shannon Godly, Los Angeles Collegian, “Photo Focus: Washington, D.C.”
*Curtis Sabir, Collegian Times, “Thai Town”
*Aubrey Yeo, Daily Bruin, “Alex Roelse Returns From Rio, Brings Olympic Experience to Westwood”

M6. BEST NEWS WRITING – PRINT or ONLINE
*Micah Augimeri-Lee and Breanna Vasquez, Daily Titan, “Body Found in Newport ID’d as Missing CSUF Student”
*Clinton Cameron, Los Angeles Collegian, “Disabled Students: Campus Unsafe for Blind and the Visually Impaired”
*Ariana Sawyer, Kevin Flores, Greg Diaz, Daily 49er, “The Immigration Wall”
*Maral Tavitian, Annenberg Media, “USC Community Mourns Loss of Bosco Tjan, Beloved Professor and Expert in How We See and Perceive”
*James Tyner, Annenberg Media, “Forced to Leave: When Financial Aid Falls Short”

M7. BEST FEATURE WRITING – PRINT or ONLINE
*Shreya Aiyar, Miriam Bribiesca, Daniel Alcazar, Daily Bruin, “Caring for the Caregivers”
*Clinton Cameron and Lynn James, Los Angeles Collegian, “Alperts Give Millions for Music”
*Jamie Carragher, Ampersand, “Five Awful People You Meet At The Q&A”
*Tehya Faulk, Daily Bruin, “Dancing to Heal”
*Ande Richards, Collegian Times, “An Oasis in San Dimas”

M8. BEST PERSONALITY PROFILE – ANY PLATFORM
*Sarah Collins, Annenberg Media, “From South Philly to USC: Lypheng Kim overcame Poverty and Violence to Attend College”
*Mike Frenes, Los Angeles Collegian, “Retired Judo Champ Shares Life Lessons Growing Up”
*Matthew Joye, Daily Bruin, “Paralympian Blake Leeper Forges Path to Rio on Drake Stadium Track”
*Sean Myers, Annenberg Media, “Muslim, Feminist and Proud: Noorhan Maamoon Embraces Visibility that Comes with Her Religion”
*Intisar Seraaj, Annenberg Media, “White is not Always Right in the Dental Industry”

M9. BEST REPORTING — BROADCAST, PODCAST or STREAM
*Collegian Wired Staff, Collegian Wired, “Artists Trump Fear”
*Nikki Harris, Joseph Palomo, Amanda Rubalcava, Marisa Piceno, Daily Bruin, “Under The Gun”
*Darcel Hoover and Dave Martin, Collegian Wired, “Red Velvet”
*Dede Ogbueze, The Sundial, “The Countdown”
*Cole Sullivan, Annenberg Media, “‘I Never Thought it Would Happen:’ USC Students Share Stories of Sexual Assault”

4 Thoughts to “59th SoCal Journalism Awards Finalists Announced”

  1. […] The print edition of the newspaper, run by Editor-in-Chief Rebekah Spector, was nominated for Best High School Newspaper and the website, run by Hunter, was nominated for Best News Website awards by the L.A. Press Club. […]

  2. […] were very happy to learn that WitnessLA is a finalist for one of the upcoming 59th Southern California Journalism Awards sponsored by the LA Press […]

  3. […] June 2017 update: Lisa Niver is a finalist for the Southern California Journalism Awards with this article. Read more here. […]

  4. […] Sands of Silence Is Southern Cal. Journalism Awards Finalist Chelo Alvarez-Stehle‘s film Sands of Silence, exposing the underworld of international sexual exploitation and trafficking, has been named a finalist in the Feature Documentary category at the 59th Southern California Journalism Awards. Winners will be announced on Sunday, June 25th at the awards gala in downtown Los Angeles. […]

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