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62nd SoCal Journalism Awards Winners – Television/Film Broadcast

REGULARLY SCHEDULED NEWSCAST Spectrum News 1 Team, Spectrum News 1, “Your Morning on Spectrum News 1” Judges’ comment: This anchor team feels very authentic, likeable and knowledgeable. They did a great job with newscast flow and the behind-the-scenes directing/editing was very clean. The reporter stories were also good. Strong content and well done. 2nd Zoe Ginsberg, Nikki Walker and Yannie Hoang, USC Annenberg Media, “California in Flames” 3rd Spectrum News 1 Team, Spectrum News 1, “Your Evening on Spectrum News 1” ANCHOR/HOST Roy Choi, KCET, “Broken Bread” Judges’ comment: This…

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62nd SoCal Journalism Awards Winners – Radio

ANCHOR/HOST Sandro Monetti, Who’s The Best?, “Sandro Monetti, host of pop culture podcast Who’s the Best” Judges’ comment Being whimsical and entertaining, Monetti is a wonderful podcast host, earning this First Place award. 2nd Gordon Cox, Variety, “Gordon Cox, Host of Variety’s Stagecraft” 3rd Vicky Moore and Dick Helton, KNX AM, “KNX Morning News” BREAKING NEWS KNX News Team, KNX AM, “Saugus High School Shooting”https://bit.ly/3blz8Ud Judges’ comment: This is a great example of breaking news coverage during a high-pressure event. The on-air personalities deal well with the changing event and…

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62nd SoCal Journalism Awards Winners – Online

NEWS – Government/Politics Nick Gerda, Voice of OC, “OC Moves Millions from Health Agency to Help Cover Sheriff Overruns”http://bit.ly/2nuLshF Judges’ comment: The winner showcases journalism’s watchdog function and proves the importance of local reporting in government accountability. The reporter shows a depth of understanding of the topic and performs a real public service by explaining how certain government functions end up getting funded the way they do. Graphics and overall presentation make the piece even more informative. 2nd Morgan Stephens, USC Annenberg Media, “Bernie Sanders Ascends from 2016 Underdog to…

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62nd SoCal Journalism Awards Winners – Social Media

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO ENHANCE and/or COVER A STORY, by a journalist tied to an organization Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times, “‘Avengers: Endgame’: Our Reporter Braved the 65-Hour Marvel Movie Marathon”https://lat.ms/31699dS | https://lat.ms/2vQQF7g Judges’ comment: Great visuals and use of snapchat gives the story life. 2nd Meg Zukin, Variety, “Variety Studio at the Toronto Film Festival” 3rd Denise Chan, KCET, “SoCal Connected: Five Tips for Buying Legal Cannabis” BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO ENHANCE and/or COVER A STORY, by a group JOVRNALISM Staff, JOVRNALISM, “Trashed: The Tijuana…

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62nd SoCal Journalism Awards Winners – Foreign Correspondents

NEWS Emma Parry, The Sun, “’IT WAS UTTER HELL’ Ex-Scientology member ‘sexually abused and sent to prison camps with pedophiles aged just 12’”https://bit.ly/3aZnoX6 Judges’ comment: Fascinating, and disturbing, peek inside the workings of Scientology’s Florida-based Sea Org. 2nd Aviva Fried and Christèle Jaime, RTS (Swiss TV), “A Chilean Revolution” 3rd Tom Walters and Liam Hyland, CTV National News – Canadian Television, “Costco Shooting” FEATURE Tom Walters and Liam Hyland, CTV National News – Canadian Television, “Teeter Totter”https://bit.ly/2Vd9lbC Judges’ comment: Masterful job of joining ideas and putting them into practice with…

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62nd SoCal Journalism Awards Winners – Student Media

BEST COLLEGE NEWSPAPER El Don Staff, El Don, Santa Ana College, “El Don”https://bit.ly/vol96issue3 | https://bit.ly/vol96issue5 | https://bit.ly/vol96issue6 | https://bit.ly/vol97issue1 | https://bit.ly/vol97issue2 | https://bit.ly/vol97issue3 Judges’ comment: With crisp, clean design and content that is thoughtfully curated for a collegiate audience, El Don stands out as one of the strongest contenders in college media. 2nd The Corsair Staff, The Corsair, Santa Monica College, “The Corsair Issue 7” 3rd Austin Brumblay and Staff, Daily Forty-Niner, CSULB, “Daily Forty-Niner November 18, 2019 Issue” BEST HIGH SCHOOL NEWSPAPER Lauren Ballesteros and Elsie Wang, The Matador,…

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Jobs

ABC ABC is creating an OTV Race and Culture Unit and is looking for 8 Race and Culture reporters and 2 Executive Producers. These positions can be found in the links below. Wendy McMahon is the person in charge of the ABC-owned stations. Journalist, Race & Culture Unit Executive Producer, Race & Culture CNN Senior Editor, Race Senior Writer, Police Senior Writer, Race Data and Visuals Editor, Race and Policing REUTERS Legal Reporter

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July 10 – Newsroom Leadership in the Age of Black Lives Matter

The coronavirus pandemic, economic struggles, and demands for racial justice are forcing newsrooms to account for their own failures at diversity, inclusion and representative coverage. Those shortcomings have led to resignations of top leaders at The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and many other publications.  The News Leaders Association and the National Press Club Journalism Institute will host regional newspaper editors in a discussion about these issues from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET on Friday, July 10. Register online. The conversation, moderated by Gannett executive Mizell Stewart III, will feature executive editors Katrice Hardy of the Indianapolis Star and Mary Irby-Jones of…

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Remembering Brad Pye, Jr.

We are sad to report that legendary journalist, trailblazer and former Los Angeles Press Club board member Brad Pye, Jr. has left us. He died in his sleep on July 5, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 89. Brad Pye, Jr. was the first recognized African American sportswriter in Southern California, the first Black administrator for the NFL Commissioner and the first African American public relations scout for the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers. He served as the sports editor for Los Angeles Sentinel for three decades. He was…

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