Kudos: La Jolla Light staff wins big at Press Club event

The La Jolla Light is proud to announce that it won 16 Excellence in Journalism Awards at the San Diego Press Club’s 39th annual gala, held Oct. 23 at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park.

Executive Editor Susan DeMaggio holds up the Light’s bevy of awards for excellence from the San Diego Press Club. Photo by Inga

The San Diego Press Club is the third largest in the nation, and the night’s theme, “Strength in Numbers,” paid tribute to the hundreds of journalists laid-off in San Diego over the past five years.

Light Staff Reporter Pat Sherman won five awards. He was lauded for his coverage of the Dalai Lama visit to UCSD, his election coverage of the District 1 City Council seat, an analytical piece on how a Mitt Romney victory might impact La Jolla, his coverage of the Save La Jolla Post Office campaign, and a feature on the success of the local band, Neveready.

La Jolla Light Page Designer Daniel K. Lew picked up two awards for his snappy front-pages in both the News and Lifestyles sections.

Former staff reporters Dave Schwab and Phil Dailey earned kudos for reporting on the Cove stench issue, the post office rallies, and breaking news.

Columnist Inga walked off with four top humor prizes and Science Writer Lynne Friedmann was heralded twice for her reporting on human welfare issues.

Editor Susan DeMaggio won five awards for her contributions to design and content.

Freelance photographers Carol Sonstein (Dalai Lama images) and Greg Wiest (March Moon Madness) grabbed second place awards for their work.

The entire La Jolla Light staff earned a third place award for their news and information website lajollalight.com

This column gives kudos to the businesses, property owners and institutions that do their part to help make La Jolla beautiful. E-mail your suggestions to: sdemaggio@lajollalight.com

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Posted by Ashley Mackin on Oct 31, 2012. Filed under La Jolla, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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