62nd SoCal Journalism Awards Winners – Journalists of the Year

PRINT — Over 50,000 Circulation Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Timeshttps://lat.ms/2v5pLIJ | https://lat.ms/2vUtMQd | https://lat.ms/2B5hDrc | https://lat.ms/2VDXjXw | https://lat.ms/2HFToTA | https://lat.ms/2Pbs7N8 | https://lat.ms/35s2Apu | https://lat.ms/31699dS | https://lat.ms/2vQQF7g Judges’ comment: With his incisive writing and observations, Randy Lewis thoroughly illuminates his subjects, whether sitting with musician John Prine during a tribute concert, describing the origins of the Coachella festival, or enduring at a theater a 65-hour, 22-movie Marvel movie marathon. 2nd Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter PRINT — Under 50,000 Circulation Jon Regardie, Los Angeles Downtown Newshttps://bit.ly/2SmUB8l | https://bit.ly/35j445N | https://bit.ly/2W962l8 |…

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62nd SoCal Journalism Awards Winners – All Media Platforms (Print, Radio, TV, Online)

HUMOR/SATIRE WRITING Austin Bragg and Andrew Heaton, Reason, “2020 Presidential Candidate Blowout!”https://bit.ly/2WkC9yq Judges’ comment: Bragg and Heaton’s writing is timely, balanced, well-written and laugh-out-loud funny. 2nd Rick Adams, Spectrum News 1, “Robot Banker” 3rd Joel Stein, The Hollywood Reporter, “Breakup Letter to My Agent” OBITUARY/IN APPRECIATION – Film/TV Personalities Owen Gleiberman, Variety, “John Simon: Now That He’s Gone, the Image of the Critic as Hater May Have Died Out Too”https://bit.ly/2QeJNrA Judges’ comment: Gleiberman’s wit captures a convincing vision of Simon in this excellent appreciation of his life. 2nd Alonso Duralde,…

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62nd SoCal Journalism Awards Winners – Print

HARD NEWS Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, “Newport Beach residents ready to sue over possible homeless shelter”https://lat.ms/3eAhcI2 Judges’ comment: The tension between local residents and the homeless is depicted well in Davis’ coverage of a possible homeless shelter in Newport Beach. HEADLINE Blake Hennon, Los Angeles Times, “She is 100% that niche” Judges’ comment: Absolute cleverness! That is, of course, if you pronounce niche the right way. 2nd Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press, “Regina is Already a King, but What About President?” 3rd Chris Willman, Variety, “Barbie Gets Ziggy With It…

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62nd SoCal Journalism Awards Winners – Art/Photography

NEWS PHOTO Gina Ferazzi, Los Angeles Times, “Rescuing the Infirmed” Judges’ comment: Ferazzi captured a strong image in low visibility as health care workers evacuate residents in a tense situation. Excellent photo. 2nd Ringo Chiu, The Associated Press, “Santa Clarita School Shooting” 3rd Ted Soqui, Freelance, “Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike” FEATURE PHOTO Ringo Chiu, Associated Press, “A wildfire evacuation” Judges’ comment: Chiu’s stunning photo taken during a wildfire easily earns him this first-place award. 2nd Jim Krantz, Tara Thompson, Rudi Uebelhoer and Peter Flax, The Red Bulletin, “Freedom by Design”…

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62nd SoCal Journalism Awards Winners – Newspapers (Circulation Over 50,000)

NEWS FEATURE – General News/Hard News Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times, “The Street Within”https://lat.ms/387yKqn | https://lat.ms/2Vs7JLL | https://lat.ms/38f7Pcs | https://lat.ms/2T7Ye2t | https://lat.ms/2vhPnm2 | https://lat.ms/2VD6Hwe Judges’ comment: Curwen’s series is a masterpiece, informing the reader what street life feels like and to understand the challenges facing the homeless, such as “Big Mama” and “Top Shelf,” truly giving voice to the voiceless. 2nd Jeff Collins, Nikie Johnson and Alicia Robinson, Southern California News Group, “SoCal Losing Battle for Places to Live” 3rd Erika Ritchie, Orange County Register, “Young Love Lost, an Only…

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62nd SoCal Journalism Awards Winners – Newspapers (Circulation Under 50,000)

NEWS FEATURE George Johnston, Pacific Citizen, “Go for Gold: Delayed Recognition for a Vet’s Family’s Quest”https://bit.ly/2I6xQQk Judges’ comment: Johnston’s compelling well-researched feature has a lot of human insight. 2nd Gary Metzker, Grunion Gazette, “Club Ripples Closes Doors After Decades” 3rd Ariella Plachta and Elizabeth Chou, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG, “A Sepulveda Basin Encampment Fire Left Dozens of Homeless People Displaced, but Service Providers Have Little to Offer Them” LIFESTYLE FEATURE Lina Lecaro, LA Weekly, “L.A. (L)INKED: Cultural Expression and the Art of Tattoo in Los Angeles”https://bit.ly/2K9gO5c Judges’ comment: With the…

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62nd SoCal Journalism Awards Winners – Magazines

INVESTIGATIVE Ryan Bradley, Robb Report, “In the Line of Fire”https://bit.ly/2R6LQyD Judges’ comment: Reading about any type of devastation is at times difficult, but Bradley’s well-told personal story in exploring the impact of fire is moving. 2nd Scott Johnson, The Hollywood Reporter, “Fire in the House of Dreams” 3rd Matt Smith, Reveal/The Center for Investigative Reporting, “The Happiest Cats on Earth – Disneyland” COMMENTARY Denise Hamilton, Journal of Alta California, “Manson, Inc.” Judges’ comment: With new facts, anecdotes and quotes that elevate the “shock and awe” of the 50-year-old Manson chronicle, Hamilton provides an…

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62nd SoCal Journalism Awards Winners – Broadcast

MINORITY/IMMIGRATION REPORTING, Radio Leslie Berestein Rojas, KPCC/LAist, “White or ‘other?’ With no census category for 2020, Arab-Americans debate which box to check”https://bit.ly/2Kbot2O Judges’ comment: This is a fantastic exploration of a minority that receives little public service coverage. 2nd Jesse Hardman, Steve Chiotakis, Sonya Geis, Ray Guarna and Christian Bordal, KCRW, “Crossing the Mexican Border, Twice a Day, to Get to High School” 3rd Deepa Fernandes, PRI’S The World, “The DACA Recipient Who Is Suing the President” MINORITY/IMMIGRATION REPORTING, TV Jacob Soboroff, Aarne Heikkila, Mitchell Koss, Betsy Korona and Haimy…

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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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